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.

How to Face Down an Interviewer Who’s a Jerk

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When you go in for an interview, you expect the manager to be professional, if not pleasant. But sometimes you run into one who’s just, to put it plainly, a shmuck. Needless to say, it’s no fun to face someone who’s irritated or angry, rude or belittling. Don’t take the bait. Believe it or not, some companies purposely conduct stress interviews to see how a candidate deals with pressure. Though that says a lot about a company’s culture, you still… continue…

Infographic Resumes Aren’t There Yet

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An effective resume grabs the reviewer’s attention by painting a clear picture of the value you offer. And it has to do that with words, because so many companies use keyword matching technology to pick out resumes of interest on the first pass. That’s why most resumes are simple written documents, without a lot of images or graphics. That’s changing, though. Some – not many, but some – candidates are creating infographic resumes, documents that use data visualization to help… continue…

5 Job Hunting Tips for Computer Science Grads

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As strong as the tech job market is, computer science graduates still face challenges during their transition into the real world. While employers prize their smarts, they can be leery of a perceived lack of practical experience and business skills on the part of people looking for their first real job. That doesn’t mean you should be discouraged. It just means you should be ready to approach your search with careful planning, effort and focus. Just ask Veronica Ray. The… continue…

Sample Resume: Oracle EBS Functional Consultant

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Shane Wilcox, MBA Oracle EBS Functional Consultant P: 000.555.1212 | F: 000.555.1213 | swilcox@email.net | LinkedIn | Google+ | Twitter Helping companies identify and execute against their enterprise resource planning needs using Oracle EBS. Extensive knowledge and success consulting for, designing, and implementing Oracle application-based solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. Experience with data flow and object modeling, case analysis, workflow analysis and functional decomposition, customization, data migration, testing and training services involving the following Oracle EBS R12 and… continue…

What You Need to Know About Video Interviews

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What was once a rarity is becoming common: Video interviewing has gone mainstream. A survey by Boston-based researcher Aberdeen Group found that 68 percent of organizations participated in live video interviewing in 2013 compared to 61 percent in 2012. While only 19 percent conducted prerecorded or asynchronous interviews last year, that’s still up from 13 percent in 2012. What’s behind the trend? An increasing comfort with webcams and video communications platforms such as Skype. And then there’s the financial benefits.… continue…

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…