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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…

Interview Answers for Oracle EBS Application Developers

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Application developers specializing in Oracle’s E-Business Suite need the sharp eye of a consultant and a heavy dose of functional expertise to create custom application components, seamless interfaces into popular modules, and to support future growth. In addition, they need great communication skills to work with end users while refining business requirements, functional designs, testing and reporting documents. That’s why Jagdeesh Reddy, HR manager for Virginia-based Doyen Business Solutions, likes to explore a professional’s functional expertise and coding skills during… continue…

Coming Soon: Video Technical Interviews

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Yahoo’s purchase last week of San Francisco startup Distill was about its team’s background in mobile advertising. To us, though, what’s interesting is the company’s most recent effort: a new online approach to technical interviews. Distill, which is being shut down by Yahoo, was working on tools to combine video conferencing with coding challenges. Essentially, a manager could conduct a video interview and assign coding problems at the same time, watching and collaborating with the candidate as they worked through… continue…

Interview Questions for Data Warehouse Developers

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Data warehouse developers are highly visible professionals who earn solid annual salaries – around $96,000 — because they’re responsible for using state-of-the-art development tools and technology to successfully deliver business intelligence information across the enterprise. Most candidates are screened over the phone or Internet by recruiters like Vince Brown, director of healthcare IT informatics and IT recruitment at ICON Staffing Network. “Candidates need to be truthful about what they know from the outset,” Brown says. “Otherwise, they’ll be hard-pressed to… continue…

Here’s An Interview Question With One Right Answer

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How does Michael Heyward, the 26-year-old founder of secret-sharing app Whisper, identify employees who have the innate excitement to drive the company forward? He asks them about Ohio. Specifically, he asks whether they’d want to work for the company if it was based in Ohio, he told Business Insider. Considering that it’s in fact located in a mid-century house on a sunny residential street in Santa Monica, Calif., an Ohio address paints quite a contrast. But Heyward says ideal candidates… continue…

4 Interview Questions for Project Managers

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Project manager is one of the hottest jobs on the planet. Since books and courses can’t begin to cover the challenges PMs encounter over the course of a project, IT directors prefer veterans who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. “First and foremost, PMs are problem-solvers, and most problem-solving skills are developed through on-the-job experience,” says Cathlynn Carman, a freelance project manager and guide for the Dice Project Management Talent Community. “IT managers want to hear… continue…

How to Answer Bad Technical Interview Questions

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If you go on enough interviews, sooner or later someone will ask you to explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew or to name as many options of the ls command as you can. You may be tempted to roll your eyes, but that’s not the best way to respond. After all, what seems like a really bad question could be the interviewer’s way of assessing your diplomacy or the way you interact with technically-challenged end users.… continue…

5 Interview Answers for Web Developers

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Given the diverse nature of Web projects, anticipating a hiring manager’s needs and preferences can be difficult. It’s not a field where managers are swayed by fancy degrees or certifications, observes Michelle Greenlee, a self-taught Web developer and guide for the Dice Android Talent Community. The ability to describe the problems you’ve solved and the outcomes you’ve achieved is the common denominator among successful candidates. “You don’t have to ace every technical question to impress a hiring manager,” says Greenlee.… continue…

Interview Answers for Software Engineers

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Writing computer programs isn’t easy. So to assess a software engineer’s mastery of a language, Catherine Powell asks them to write a small application. Getting the technical assessment out of the way lets her focus her interview on the candidate’s adaptability, environmental fit and engineering approach. See more of our interview questions “Anyone can search the Internet and memorize answers to technical questions,” says Powell, the Dice Software Engineering Talent Community guide. “I want to know if they can anticipate… continue…

How to Master the Video Interview

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With the increasing prevalence of video chatting, video interviews are becoming more common. For employers who can’t meet face-to-face, they’re great as a more personal option than a phone interview. They allow the job seeker and the hiring manager to see one another, which can help them better understand the other’s reactions and emotions. Indeed, the technology has come so far, these sessions can seem like a more convenient version of an in-person interview. But be careful getting too comfortable.… continue…