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.

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…

Sample Resume: Information Security Consultant

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Rose Valentino000.555.1212 rvalentino@email.com Information Security Consultant Recognized Expert in Risk Analysis, Cyber Security Policy, Engineering and Operations Providing a broad perspective on today’s global security challenges, tomorrow’s threats and a proven track record of innovative, effective solutions to government and private sector entities. Areas of Expertise • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery • Security Risk Assessment & Management • Privacy • Security Architecture & Engineering • Policy Management and Compliance • Security Program Management • Security Operations Technical Certifications •… continue…

4 Interview Questions for Security Analysts

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Recent data breaches involving Target, Michael’s and Neiman Marcus are adding fuel to the fire for security analysts. But that doesn’t mean job interviews are easy. As a security leader with an impressive list of certifications, David O’Berry expects analysts to know the ins and outs of networking and operating systems. He also looks for resourceful professionals who use their insatiable curiosity to stay one step ahead of hackers and cybercrooks. “I don’t need someone to check off items on… continue…

Sample Resume: Project Manager — Scrum Master

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Thomas Tong 100 Any St.000.555.1212 San Leandro, CAtong@email.com Follow Me: @scrumguy . ttong@portfolio.com . ttong@socialmedia.com Certified Project Manager—Scrum Master Continuous Improvement….Coaching….Empowerment Accomplished servant-leader capable of delivering large-scale software and Web development projects on time and on budget by effectively collaborating, facilitating, leading and coaching multiple Scrum teams. Expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of Scrum rules, removing impediments and fostering self-management. Capable of bringing overwhelming enthusiasm and awareness to projects, applying expert judgment to the removal of impediments, keeping… continue…

Interview Questions for Java Developers

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With an estimated 9 million developers using it, Java is one of the most popular programming languages around. In fact, some estimate that Java powers more than 3 billion devices. With so many people claiming expertise, IT managers often ask tricky technical questions to separate the novices from senior developers, says David Bolton, guide of the Dice Java Talent Community. Here are some questions you can expect to hear. What is Type Erasure? What Most People Say: “Umm, I’m not… continue…

Sample Resume: Chief Information Officer

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Andy Jones 123 Melrose Place, Hollywood, CA 90000 ajones@email.com | 310.555.1212 | aj@onlineprofile.com Dynamic Servant Leader and turnaround specialist offering more than a decade of success in financial services and entertainment. “Andy shifted our paradigm for IT. He transformed the department from a reactive cost center into a strategically aligned profit contributor.” Jed Jenkins, CEO, XYZ Entertainment Credit Union Profile: Information Systems Executive known for implementing state-of-the-art technology-based business applications and customer-friendly mobile apps while reducing costs, boosting employee morale… continue…