Yvonne Lee

Yvonne Lee is the Dice community manager and Silicon Valley community guide. A veteran business and technology journalist, she reported on a wide range from microprocessors and developers' tools through finished products ranging from big iron and enterprise software through mobile devices. One of her favorite accomplishments is creating the first NCAA conference website. Her current online haunts include MOOCs and the sports forum she runs.

Who Me? Network? Here’s How To Without Fear

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Networking is particularly tough for introverts, people who dread the idea of circulating at an event for the purpose of talking to strangers. But it can be done, and by using a few tricks you can have productive conversations with a minimum of strain. On this week’s Hangout, Lynne Goldman and Susan Morris of Pennsylvania-based Merit Career Development take a look at how the introverted among us can create a strategy for talking to people in ways that can build… continue…

The Job Outlook in Games and Messaging

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Dice News Hangouts
In this month’s Tech Jobs Update, Dice News Managing Editor Mark Feffer and Associate Editor Dawn Kawamoto look at the shutdown of Irrational Games and what it means for industry jobs, the impact of Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition on messaging jobs, and whether hackathons are a good place to explore job opportunities.  

How to Network (Almost) Painlessly

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We’ve all heard that networking is the best way to get a job and to strengthen your position if layoffs are on the horizon. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to do, especially if you’re not the type of person who likes wading into a pack of strangers armed with nothing but your business card. But the bottom line is networking is important – some would say critical – to landing a job, and it’s an ongoing thing: You have to… continue…

How to Showcase Your Accomplishments on Your Resume

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Dice News Hangouts
We’ve all seen those go-getter resumes with eye-popping stats and amazing achievements. But does yours seem, well, “so what?” Watch as career coach and resume writer Dawn Rasmussen steps job seeker Kim Dildy through the process of highlighting her accomplishments as she looks for a project manager’s job. By putting the results of her work front and center, Kim adds to her resume’s value. The method: Use stories from her previous positions to highlight the skills and accomplishments most pertinent… continue…

Job Opportunities in the Internet of Things

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Dice News Hangouts
The Internet of Things is so hot, so glamorous, people have almost forgotten that real tech skills are needed to make those connected devices talk. For their efforts to network cars, alarm systems and appliances, companies are going to need programmers, QA testers, network engineers and UI designers, just to name just a few. In this Dice News Hangout, Talent Community Guide Rob Reilly and Linux Pundit Principal Analyst Bill Weinberg explore the skills that will be necessary, and look… continue…

Five Best Practices for Programmers

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Dice News Hangouts
Is it hard for you to focus while you’re trying to write code? Do you and your team struggle with deciphering what went wrong when you’re debugging? Have you ever been embarrassed by a program that hangs during a demo? Dice News C++/C# and Java Talent Community Guide David Bolton takes you through five best practices for programmers that will not only make your life easier – but could also help you do your job better.  

Four Job Seeker Groups in Silicon Valley

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When job hunting gets tough, candidates groups can provide networking opportunities, job leads, camaraderie and professional guidance. Four Silicon Valley organizations — CSIX Connect, Career Actions Ministry, the Cupertino Rotary Club Job Search Support Group and ProMatch – are all good ones to know about. CSIX Connect holds weekly lunch meetings at the Saratoga Federated Church in Saratoga and monthly evening meetings at the First Presbyterian Church in Burlingame, as well as special interest groups, casual weekly lunches in Woodside… continue…

No Experience? You Can Still Get the Job

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You hear about it a lot: Employers want job seekers who have the right experience, but you can’t get the experience if someone doesn’t hire you for the right job. In this week’s Dice News Hangout, Sharadon Smith of the Nova Job Center in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Dice Software Engineering Community Guide Catherine Powell look at how both job seekers fresh out of college and those trying to change their career path can break the cycle.

How to Become an Independent Contractor

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Frustrated with the longer time it can take them to find new jobs, many older workers are thinking about setting themselves up as independent consultants. However, they don’t all realize that involves more than technical smarts: A lack of business and marketing acumen will doom even the most experienced technology experts. Consulting can be lucrative and many companies are quicker to hire for shorter, specific projects. However, it may not be a panacea, observes Carl Angotti, board member of Santa… continue…

New Apps Show Employers Your True Talents

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If you’ve ever tried to change career tracks but were ignored because the new job didn’t match up with your experience, Guy Halfteck, founder and CEO of the Palo Alto startup Knack, feels your pain. His solution? Play games. Knack has developed a series of mobile games that use Big Data and neuroscience to tease out your real skills. The games aren’t simulations of job duties, but instead record how people make decisions. The first of the company’s two games… continue…