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Good News: Recruiters Want Tech Pros Across All Regions

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Pop quiz: Which U.S. region offers tech pros the best prospects for jobs over the next six months? The answer, according to Dice’s latest semi-annual hiring survey, is “all of them,” with a majority of hiring managers and recruiters nationwide saying they want to hire more technology professionals throughout the balance of 2014: The good news doesn’t end there: Whether reporting from the West, Midwest, South or Northeast/East, recruiters suggested that tech pros were feeling confident enough about the market… continue…

June 2014: Dice Hiring Survey

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Hiring for technology professionals is moving full-steam ahead in the second half of 2014, according to more than 700 hiring managers and recruiters who primarily focus on these professionals. The majority (70%) of hiring managers intend to hire more technology professionals in the next six months, as compared to the first half of the year, according to Dice’s semi-annual hiring survey. That’s a slight dip from year end, when 73 percent anticipated more hiring in the first half of the… continue…

Tech Pros Think Java/J2EE, SQL, .NET Key to Careers

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Tech pros feel that mastery of Java/J2EE, SQL and .NET are key to their careers, according to a new survey by Dice. Although the survey’s sample size was small, at 200 pros, the results nonetheless echo those produced by other Dice analyses over the past few months. Around 37 percent of respondents indicated they thought Java/J2EE was most in demand among popular skill sets, followed by SQL with 29 percent, .NET with 19 percent, C++ with 9 percent, and C#… continue…

May 2014: The Creators

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Before there’s the need to hire sales, digital marketing and finance professionals, companies need creators. And, there’s no doubt this job market has been good to tech’s chief creators – our software developers. In the first quarter of 2014, the unemployment rate for software developers was 2.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That compares to five percent in the second quarter of 2009 (the quarter in which the recession ended) and 5.5 percent in the first quarter… continue…

We’re Looking for Techs With Stories to Tell

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We’re looking for people who want to share the stories of their careers, their job hunts or just the way they’ve developed their skills to keep up with technology’s demands. After all, everyone’s path is unique, and what you’ve learned about IT can help others who are developing skills or career tracks similar to yours. If you like, you can write a guest column. Or, we’ll interview you and publish the result. Whichever way you want to go, let us… 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…

Here’s How to Win a Dice Hackathon

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An app that helps job seekers identify opportunities in distant regions was the winner of Dice’s first hackathon, held over the weekend of March 15 and 16 in Ankeny, Iowa, outside of Des Moines. The app, called Make Me Move, helps users search for positions they might not otherwise find, and allows employers to expand their recruiting efforts to areas that might offer a wider field of candidates. The app also provides salary comparisons to help users calculate the cost-of-living… continue…

Q&A: Why Linux Experts Are In Demand

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We interviewed Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation, to get his take on the Linux Jobs Report recently compiled by the Foundation and Dice. Can you provide some details on what’s driving the need for Linux expertise? Linux is experiencing major growth across industries. In consumer electronics, it’s used to run TVs, Android phones and tablets, your washer, dryer and refrigerator. Even your crock pot. In the enterprise, Linux is the foundation for cloud computing and is powering data… continue…

Dice Plans Its First Mobile Hackathon

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Dice will host its first mobile hackathon on March 15 and 16 in Ankeny, Iowa, just outside of Des Moines. The event’s open to both professionals and students, and will award $10,000 in prizes in categories such as best overall app, best use of the Dice API and best student entry. Among other things, the projects will be judged on usefulness, technical difficulty, polish and creativity. The hackathon kicks off on Saturday the 15th and runs straight through until noon… continue…

Tournament of Sevens: Week 1 Results

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Though the Tournament of Sevens coding challenge took much longer to get off the ground than expected, I’ve taken steps to sort out the bot bugginess and the contest is now roaring ahead. The first week included 16 viable competitors, out of 19 entries. One obstacle in getting this going was from Eclipse projects. The problem with them is that their source files end up in different places and the IDE is a bit fiddly building and deploying the class… continue…