While, in general, I’d prefer to interview face-to-face, the phone screen interview does have its place during the initial selection process. Here is how to use the phone screen interview process to your advantage as the candidate.
Blog Posts about Engineering
You don’t normally have to go looking for recruiters. They usually find you. Just place your resume at some of the most popular job boards and it’s “open season” on recruiters seeking you out to fill their contract jobs. When you are unemployed, that can certainly be a good thing. I’ve found, however, that not all recruiters are created equally. Some are not worth your time and are just not a good match to help you.
As part of my severance package for the job that I lost at the end of 2012 the company provided to me a company to help me through the job transition. I call the person assigned to me my Career Coach. Her name is Carla and she has been terrific to work with. Not only does her company provide group training sessions on such topics as interviewing and networking, but they also provide 1:1 guidance sessions.
A trip to the local Best Buy is like a trip down memory lane.
I invited my friend, Joe, over last night to hangout, shoot some pool, drink some beer and talk about life. Joe's been out of work for awhile and I was interested in talking about our job searches. He and I have been working in Project Management in recent years and I wanted to pick his brain about what he’s been seeing out there and what industries and opportunities he’s looking at. In some cases we’re competing for the same spots, but I was more interested to see what he is learning about the local job market since he’s been looking for about 4 months and I’ve only been looking for about 4 weeks.
Traenk thinks back on all the great ideas and times he's had reading the excellent series, "The Art of Computer Programming."
Traenk muses over the links between IT and art. Stick around! There is a link!
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Welcome to InformIT’s Microsoft week. Today three winners will receive an ASP.NET Dynamic Data Unleashed eBook by Oleg Sych and Randy Patterson. Using Dynamic Data, ASP.NET developers can create powerful, datadriven sites with amazing speed and efficiency, eliminating massive amounts of manual coding. ASP.NET Dynamic Data Unleashed is the first complete, practical guide to Dynamic Data for every experienced ASP.NET developer.
We have reached the end of yet another week of InformIT giveaways. We're wrapping up Mobile Programming week with a $25 Amazon gift card, which three lucky winners will receive! For our winners who missed out on this week's other giveaways, you might want to use that gift card for:
For the twelfth day of giveaways, we are giving three winners an eBook copy of iOS Prgramming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 3E by Joe Conway and Aaron Hillegass. These two instructors from the Big Nerd Ranch lead you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications in this version updated and expanded to cover iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3.
We’ve reached the end of another week of giveaways. Today InformIT is giving three winners each an eBook of Elemental Design Patterns by Jason McC. Smith. In this book Jason addresses the difficulty that even experienced software professionals face in applying patterns. He helps developers, designers, architects, and analysts bring substantial value to their organizations by teaching to use patterns in a variety of languages, environments, and domains. The book is rich with examples in addition to being a helpful tutorial. He helps developers harness the true power of patterns, map them to real software implementations more cleanly and directly, and achieve far better results.