Purveyor of High-Quality Verbiage

Lisa Vaas is a journalist who analyzes technology and job-hunting strategies.

Archive for the ‘Clips’ Category

Are IT certs worth it?

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Article on whether those fancy acronyms show that a) candidates KNoW their sTUFF or b) you got SUCKERed.

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Hot Tech Skills Bend Resume-Writing Rules

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What grabbed the recruiter’s eye was the security pro’s certification, on top of his resume and smack dab in front of her face. Read the story.

Test Your Cover Letter

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Use my handy-dandy new test to score your cover letter before submission/deal-blowing.

I Like My IT Budget Tight and My Developers Stupid

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I Like My IT Budget Tight and My Developers Stupid: Why you can’t get the boss to pay for training.

Ditch Your Resume’s Eyebrow-Raising Accomplishments

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Some career results are so over-the-top or irrelevant, they can skew your job chances. Read the story here.

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March 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Safest Career Choices for Developers (If You Don’t Want Your Job To Go Away)

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Mobile development’s the way to move. Nor will you starve if you’re picking up Java or Objective C. Check out the full story on the new Software Quality Connection site—is lovely, ya? Ya!

How to Write a Thank-You Note When You Didn’t Get the Job

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Run your letter through the quiz I wrote for TheLadders to make sure it’s gracious enough to build bridges instead of torching your future job chances.