Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Leslie Stevens-Huffman is a business and careers writer based in Southern California. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the staffing industry and has been writing articles, blog posts and moderating the Dice Discussion Board since 2006. In addition to her writing pursuits, Leslie is a part-time instructor for UC Irvine Extension and a member of the Human Capital Institute’s Contract Talent Advisory Board. Leslie has a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from the University of Southern California.

4 Interview Questions for Newcomers to Hadoop

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The Hadoop market reached $256 million in vendor revenue during 2012 and is forecast to grow to nearly $1.7 billion in 2017, according to Wikibon, an open source advisory community based in Marlborough, Mass. So veteran developers, architects and data warehousing specialists are spending every spare moment learning the framework for storage and large-scale processing of data sets. If you’re new to Hadoop and are interviewing for a Hadoop-heavy job, be ready to describe your hands-on experience with the framework,… continue…

Sample Resume: E-Health Implementation Specialist

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Carla Kane 813 W. 28th St. Apt. 3B Miami, Fla. 000.555.1212 ■ ckane@email.com ■ Facebook ■ LinkedIn ■ Twitter E-Health Implementation Specialist Highly accomplished, certified IT professional offering a solid background in software development and implementation, a fervent passion for patient well-being, poised to transition into a dynamic and challenging role in the healthcare field. Qualifications Led, coordinated and supported the implementation of software programs and upgrades. Created documentation such as functional specifications, technical specifications, document code, configurations, technical architecture, etc. Assisted… continue…

Sample Resume: Healthcare IT Compliance and Security Officer

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William Chan,CISSP, CPHIT, CPHIE Minneapolis, Minn. 00000 ♦ 000.555.1212 ♦ wchan@email.com Healthcare IT Compliance and Security Officer History of fostering credibility, independence, integrity, confidentiality and trust with patients, healthcare providers, employees and administrators and nurturing a culture of compliance by leveraging in-depth knowledge of HIPAA, regulatory and legal standards, risk and compliance control and hands-on experience with security and architecture of infrastructure systems. Qualifications Summary Won back constituent trust by performing rigorous security risk assessments and utilizing ISO 27001/27002 as… continue…

Interview Answers for Oracle EBS Application Developers

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Application developers specializing in Oracle’s E-Business Suite need the sharp eye of a consultant and a heavy dose of functional expertise to create custom application components, seamless interfaces into popular modules, and to support future growth. In addition, they need great communication skills to work with end users while refining business requirements, functional designs, testing and reporting documents. That’s why Jagdeesh Reddy, HR manager for Virginia-based Doyen Business Solutions, likes to explore a professional’s functional expertise and coding skills during… continue…

How to Navigate the Hiring Process at Overstock.com

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What’s it all about? Why the “O” of course, as in Overstock.com. That slogan has propelled the online discount retailer to annual sales of more than $1 billion since its launch in Salt Lake City back in 1999. Numerous awards for Web design, customer service, employee satisfaction and consumers’ progressive passion for online shopping have contributed to the company’s rapid growth. Last year, headcount reached 1,550 as Overstock hired 300 people, including some 120 developers and testers, according to Brandon… continue…

Interview Questions for QA Analysts

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Enterprising QA analysts who want to move up should highlight their history of growth and untapped potential when responding to interview questions, advises Tony Bermel, senior corporate recruiter at Harbor Freight Tools in Calabasas, Calif. The fast growing firm plans to build an in-house QA department down the road, so Bermel’s looking for analysts with experience with the financial, inventory and purchasing modules in Oracle EBS. Here are a few of his standard interview questions. How many tests scripts did… continue…

Sample Resume: Junior Software Engineer

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Mindy Pham Local Address Permanent Address 123 Dorm Dr. U.S. Citizen 456 Any St. Pittsburgh, PA 00000 000.555.1212 Penn Hills, PA 00000 mpham@email.com ■ mpham.studentportfolio.com ■ Instagram ■ YouTube Objective An entry-level software development position that utilizes my technical skills, education, business experience and passion for solving interesting problems and transforming complication into simplicity.   Education CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Pittsburgh, PA Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering May 2014 Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering May… continue…

Sample Resume: User Experience Designer

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Shelby Green 123 Any St. Hoboken, NJ 00000 sgreen@email.com Skype Address 000.555.1212 Creating passionate users by presenting information in the right way, in the right place at the right time… Social Profile URL:UXD@domain.com LinkedIn ■ Facebook ■ Blog Twitter Handle ■ Google + SGreen.com/resume Member: UX/IxDA Northern NJ Meetup Member: NYC-CHI, NYC’s largest and oldest UX group Education Certificate In UX Design Rutgers University BFA/Communications Design School of Art, Media and Technology Parsons School of Design User Experience Designer More… continue…

Interview Questions for Business Analysts

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Employers will add 876,000 business analysis-related positions by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To score one of them you’ll need a mixture of soft and technical skills, says Nisha Karki, account and technical support manager for the New Jersey-based consulting firm ConsultADD. “Companies have raised the bar, especially for contractors,” Karki notes. “They still want BAs who have analytical and communications skills but now they expect them to have technical skills like data warehousing and SQL.” When… continue…

How to Craft a PSR Resume

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The Problem: Employers are ignoring your resume. In fact, you’ve only scored one interview after sending it out to more than 100 open positions. The Solution: You use the PSR – for “problem, solution, results” — methodology to punch up your experience bullets and provide a brief project summary. The Results: You score a dozen interviews and two offers after tantalizing employers with a revitalized package that emphasizes your value. So what is this magical PSR methodology? In a nutshell,… continue…