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Everything you need to know about how to find — and keep — your job, plus the latest news on developments impacting the job market.

5 Tech Job-Hunting Tips for Returning Veterans

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If you’re a returning veteran who wants to transition into a technology career, you may already have experience that can translate into a civilian job. Often, the operative word there is “translate,” since much of the work you did while serving doesn’t obviously match the skills employers are looking for. This means you’ll need to take special care in compiling your resume and in planning your approach during interviews. Fortunately, this can be done with some thought. On top of… continue…

Big Data Spurs New Role: the Chief Data Officer

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The C-suite is getting a new title on an office door: chief data officer. Inside sits the executive responsible for making enterprise data benefit the organization as an asset while assuring the quality of information being gathered and used. What this means to the existing IT infrastructure and the people who support it depends on how the position is created, what support staff is provided and who the CDO reports to. It also depends on how the CDO role is… continue…

Employers Can’t Find Enough Scala Talent

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Some have wondered whether the recent release of Java 8 could be bad news for Scala, which gained fans with its functional programming capabilities on the Java Virtual Machine. Scala’s creator Martin Odersky doesn’t believe it. He’s said the release will bring the Scala and Java communities closer together. And Typesafe, the company Odersky created to support and promote Scala, is touting it as good news for all. Click here to find Scala jobs. “Typesafe is excited to see Java… continue…

IT Service Broker: A New Role for the Hybrid Cloud

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The widening adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise is spurring the growth of a relatively new role in corporate IT: The service broker. In part, the need for these professionals is being driven by the growing use of hybrid cloud solutions. Gartner calls the melding of internal and external cloud services an “imperative.” “Enterprises should design private cloud services with a hybrid future in mind and make sure future integration/interoperability is possible,” the researcher says. Click here to find… continue…

How This Developer Landed at Yahoo

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Carl Baltrunas is a senior iOS architect and developer who recently landed a job at Yahoo. After starting as a junior programmer, he’s worked as a systems programmer, systems manager and systems and network architect; started his own business; and consulted. How he arrived at Yahoo is a lesson in conducting a thoughtful, successful job search, which we explored in-depth when he joined us in a recent Google Hangout. Take a look. Related Stories Sowing the Seeds of Career Change… continue…

Amazon’s Fire TV Offers Big Opportunity for Game Developers

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Amazon is serious about conquering the living room: the online retailer has launched Fire TV, a set-top box that not only allows viewers to stream content, but also play games. That streaming-and-gaming capability makes Amazon a threat to Apple, which rumors suggest is hard at work on an Apple TV capable of doing the same things. In addition, Fire TV puts the screws to other streaming hardware, including Roku and Google’s Chromecast, as well as smaller game consoles such as… continue…

Changing Anti-Virus Models Spur New Hiring

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If you expect that increasing malware and security threats means increased hiring at companies that combat them, you’d be both right and wrong. Among the industry stalwarts — the likes of Microsoft, AVAST, Symantec and McAfee – some are hiring while others are letting people go. The reason is the dramatic changes impacting the industry. First, there’s the financial: A crop of new companies is benefiting from lower costs of entry and cloud-based setups. For example, San Jose, Calif.-based Malwarebytes… continue…

Our New E-Book Is Full of Job-Hunting Tips

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Unless you understand the process, looking for a job can be stressful, demoralizing and frustrating. But when you know what to do, you can save yourself at least some heartache by focusing your efforts on the tactics that work best. To help you, we’ve created our e-book Careers in Technology. It details everything from how companies find candidates to which jobs are appropriate for your skill set. Whether you’re looking for your first job, choosing a specialty or wondering what… continue…

Why App Developers Face Such Long Odds

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Why did the app developer move back home with his mom? Sure, that sounds like the setup for a joke—but for many developers, it’s also reality: despite the much-publicized stories of app-builders and startup founders making millions (or even billions) off the software they’ve built, the substantial majority earn only just enough to get by, according to a new column in the Harvard Business Review. Click here for app development jobs. “Encouraging kids to blow off schoolwork to write apps,… continue…

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…