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How to Navigate a Complex Hiring Process

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Some employers like to put candidates through their paces as they search for the perfect fit, which can lead to a process that requires multiple interviews spread over several weeks. Unless you know what lies ahead, you could be derailed by an abrupt salary question, a bad credit score or a poor showing at a technical interview. The best way to be ready for any contingency is to be prepared. Here’s an outline to help. Step 1: Understand the Process… 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…

How to Help Recruiters Connect the Dots

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Sometimes, conversations with recruiters make it feel like you’re speaking English and they’re speaking French. Frustrating as that might be, it doesn’t mean the conversation’s going nowhere. You just have to take control and translate. Translate what? Your skills and background into the context of the job requirement. If you approach the topic thoughtfully you can demonstrate why you’re the answer to the interviewer’s problem, even if he can’t glance at your resume and check off the skills he wants… continue…

Watch Tuesday: Convincing Recruiters You’re the One

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How do you convince recruiters you’re right for a job even when your skill set isn’t a perfect match for the job description? For the answer, join us for our Google Hangout, “Helping Recruiters Connect the Dots: Translating What You Do Into What They Need.” Our panel of career experts will look at how to address skills gaps in an interview, assess your qualifications, and decide whether the job is right for you in the first place. The panel includes:… continue…

How to Translate Today’s Skills Into Tomorrow’s Job

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We’ve all seen postings for jobs we know we’d be right for, even if we don’t have the complete set of skills listed in the job description. When that’s the case, how do you convince recruiters that you can get the work done promptly and well? For the answer, join us for our Google Hangout, “Helping Recruiters Connect the Dots: Translating What You Do Into What They Need.” Our panel of career experts will look at how to address skills… continue…

Who Me? Network? Join Us Live

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Join us today for a live Google Hangout on how you can make yourself comfortable with networking. We’ll start at 2 p.m. ET. Watch the Hangout live by clicking here. Our guests are Lynne Goldman and Susan Morris of the Pennsylvania career development firm Merit Systems. They’ll give us tips to help you reach out in ways that fit with your own comfortable, personal style. We’ve all heard that networking is the best way to get a job and to… continue…

The Job Outlook in Games and Messaging

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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 Showcase Your Accomplishments on Your Resume

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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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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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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.