Purveyor of High-Quality Verbiage

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

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What Employers Really Think About Functional Resumes

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You can’t hide: Employers know all the #resume tricks for cloaking employment gaps or skimpy experience. Full story at #TheLadders.

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Written by Lisa Vaas

July 11, 2011 at 11:48 am

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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.

Corralling Heroes and Other Testing-Group Miscreants

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The unfortunate aspect of software development is that it involves humans. Mewling, disorganized, miserably analog humans. Sometimes they smell bad. Read the story to learn hog-tying techniques.

Written by Lisa Vaas

June 3, 2011 at 10:41 am

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Your Resume Shouldn’t Play Games

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Why unconventional resumes drive hiring managers and recruiters nuts. Full story.

Written by Lisa Vaas

May 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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Lose the Attitude in Cover Letters

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Arrogant cover letters inflict hiring managers with Don’t-Hire-This-Jerk-Itis. Full story.

Written by Lisa Vaas

May 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm

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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.

Written by Lisa Vaas

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!