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Career Doctor: Tips on Polishing Your Interviewing Skills

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In today’s competitive IT job market, it’s not enough to look good on paper. You also must demonstrate solid soft skills, a strong work ethic and a personality that’s compatible with the corporate culture. continue…

Avoid Getting Axed for Interviewing

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Follow these tips to keep your search a secret. continue…

Success with Behavioral Interviewing Questions

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How to Land a Job at Level 3 Communications

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Level 3 Communications provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Its comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; and data center and cloud-based solutions. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, the company has grown since Dice first profiled it in 2012. In 2014, it acquired TW Telecom, which significantly expanded its reach in the U.S. market. Check out the latest… continue…

Six Tips for Acing Your Panel Interview

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The panel interview, at some companies, is the last stop in a multi-step search process. Other firms see it in a more informal light, as a way for people within a division to learn a bit more about a candidate. Whatever the approach, a panel is often an intimidating experience for job seekers—but it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s important to remember that the panel is not an interrogation chamber: You wouldn’t be in the seat if you… continue…

Behind the Scenes with Apple’s New MacBook

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The reaction to Apple’s new MacBook has been… mixed, to say the least. Critics complain about the device’s lack of ports, its relatively weak processor, even the minimal feedback from tapping the keyboard. Fortunately, the Internet found an Apple engineer who’s more than happy to explain the thinking and effort that went into the company’s latest creation. (Yes, it’s a joke. Hat tip to Daring Fireball for the link.) Related Articles What Interviewing at Apple Is Like Apple Pledging $50… continue…

‘So, Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?’

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The job interviewer leans forward and asks, “So, where do you see yourself in five years?” If the interviewer has even a hint of self-awareness, he or she will probably deliver that question with a self-aware smile, fully cognizant of the impossibility of knowing where any of us will be five years from now, much less tomorrow. Nonetheless, it’s a question that pops up quite a bit in interviews, and (for many job candidates) it’s an equally reliable stumper. Inappropriate… continue…

How to Get Feedback for Your Job Search

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A job search is all about demonstrating your potential for optimum performance. No matter what your qualifications, you have to show that your skills match the employer’s needs, and that you’ll be a good fit for the company’s culture. But how can you tell whether you’re actually putting your best foot forward? You need to collect feedback on your interviewing skills—something often easier said than done. Tricky Questions You can try to read hints about your performance in an interviewer’s… continue…

5 Reasons You’re Still Unemployed

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Despite what many claim is a burgeoning economy, some tech pros still struggle to find work. Those difficulties are sometimes a question of circumstance—some cities and counties simply don’t need tech workers with particular sets of skills, for example. But sometimes it’s more about the candidate needing to change habits or behaviors in order to make themselves more appealing to potential employers. With that in mind, here are five good reasons why you might have trouble getting hired… unless you… continue…

3 Tips for Reopening a Salary Negotiation

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Your search succeeded: You found the right job, accepted the salary proposal and agreed on a start date. And then… another company makes you a better offer. While some people might tell you the better deal always wins, you’re actually in a delicate position. The manager who hired you has stopped interviewing candidates, and is certainly planning for the day you’ll start work. If you back out of your commitment, there’s every chance that others in the IT world (and… continue…