Cat Miller

How to Answer ‘What’s Your Biggest Weakness?’

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“What’s your biggest weakness?” is a common interview question, but a tricky one. Choose something too critical and the interviewer may be concerned about your ability to do the job. But say something too minor and you can be seen as afraid to answer honestly. So what’s the right balance? Here’s some tips to help you make that judgement.

5 Tips for Computer Science Freshmen

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Starting college is a big adjustment for anyone, but it can be especially daunting for CS majors. After all, they’re jumping into a tough curriculum that’s very different from the work they did in high school. Even those who’ve taken Computer Science will face big changes. To ease the transition, Cat’s collected a few pieces of advice from former CS majors — ideas they wish they’d learned about sooner.

Let Your Alumni Network Boost Your Job Hunt

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Alumni networks can provide an instant connection to a wide range of professionals and are a great resource for networking. They offer an opportunity to connect to top executives and key professionals in your field, who you may not otherwise have an opportunity to connect with. And alumni have been known to give job seekers a big leg up in their job search. Are you taking advantage of your alma mater to its fullest potential? If not, here are some… continue…

Here’s How to Decide If It’s Time to Change Jobs

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Changing jobs can lead to a better title, a salary increase and more. But moving too frequently can get you labeled as a job hopper and decrease your future prospects. So how do you know when it’s time to move on? To make that decision easier, here’s some tips.

5 C# Libraries You Need to Know

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A few weeks ago, in honor of our new C++ and C# talent community, I told you about five of Community Guide David Bolton’s favorite C++ libraries. In an effort to maintain equality, here’s his top five for C#.

Practice Gaming, Help Civilization

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In times of crisis, social media usage skyrockets. And while many of the posts are merely complaints about being inconvenienced, some contain information that could be useful to first responders. Unfortunately, due to the massive volume of posts, much of it gets lost. One organization wants to put a stop to it, but they’ll need your gaming skills to do it.  

3D Printing Solves Your Christmas Gift Conundrum

Posted In Living in Tech
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3D printing continues to generate a lot of buzz as people come up with more ways to use it to create everything from pens that let you draw in 3D, to 3D printed prosthetics, even 3D food (as if there’s any other kind.). Today, let’s get into the details on an application of you may not have heard about yet. Let’s just say it’s not only cool, it might take care of your Christmas shopping, too.  

Our Favorite Tech Billionaires

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They spend their money on hobbies just like the rest of us: sports — except they buy teams. Homes — except they have lots of them. Charities — except they donate whole campuses. If we had portfolios that rivaled the economies of some small countries, we’d want to be like these folks.  

How Android Helps Avoid Awkward Social Questions

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Iceland’s population is part of a rather close family tree, which can make for some awkward social situations. While most people are likely to know whether they’re first cousins, there are always surprises, i.e., attending a family event and running into someone they’d hooked up with at some point in once-blissful ignorance. But now there’s a solution: An app. Specifically, the Islendiga-App. Cat explains.

Computer Science Grads: Here’s 5 Jobs to Look At

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As another academic year nears a close and a fresh crop of computer science graduates plunges into the job market, Cat asks — and answers — a simple question: Where can they find the best opportunities? See our related story here, and more stories for graduates here.