Purveyor of High-Quality Verbiage

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

Archive for the ‘Hiring’ 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.

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!

Boolean Ninjas

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Can killer keyword searches and adept Boolean combinations make up for a weak pipeline when it comes to delivering top-notch candidates? Here’s a hint: It’s so important, some recruiters I approached for this story refused to blab about their tricks. The thinking: Why tip off the competition? I still managed to glean a ton of handy techniques. Read the full story here.

Apply and Network in One Step

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The next generation of job application software from companies such as SilkRoad will let you see whom you already know at the company, so you can apply for a job and network at the same time. Read the full story.

Tech Hiring Creeps Back to Health

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The hiring climate in IT is gaining momentum, tech staffing agencies report, but its recovery pace is akin to that of a snail going about its business after recovering from a coma. Full story.

Written by Lisa Vaas

August 26, 2010 at 11:30 am