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Job Search Trap: Spray-and-Pray

In Manage Your Job Search, I discuss a number of traps. A common one is “spray and pray” for your resume. Spray-and-pray is when you send your resume everywhere, without thinking of your target market. You are not perfect for … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Defining Your Value

I say in Manage Your Job Search and Six Tips for Editing Your Resume that you have to fill in the details of your resume. It’s the details that count. Here are three tips that might help: For every line … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Editing Your Resume

Along with my series about interviewing tips, I thought you might need a few tips for editing your resume. Here they are: Write a first draft of your resume. Write it in reverse chronological order, with your most recent job … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Answering Project and Program Manager Interview Questions

I have two very popular posts on this site: Interview Questions for Program Managers, and Interview Questions for Project Managers. Several of you have asked how to answer these questions. Here are the tips to answer these questions. Before the … Continue reading

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No STEM Crisis, No War for Talent?

Have you read The STEM Crisis Is a Myth? It’s a fascinating article. Bob actually has data, as opposed to my anecdotal evidence, now and dating back to my article from 2001, Crisis? What Crisis? A Contrarian Perspective. (For those … Continue reading

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Do We Have a War for Talent in Software?

I’m at the SHRM conference in Chicago this week, courtesy of Dice.com. I blog for them, and am working on an agile recruiting series. Watch for it, in the coming weeks. I read this piece, The War for STEM Talent … Continue reading

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A Novel Idea: Hire the Unemployed

Did you read The Jobless Trap? In it, Paul Krugman asserts we are creating an underclass of long-term unemployed. This is what really stood out for me: This could happen because their work skills atrophy, but a more likely reason … Continue reading

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The Company Doesn’t Love You

I’m rearchitecting Manage Your Job Search (again). One of the things I’m doing is working on the introduction, explaining to people why they need to consider agile and lean as a system in which to work on their job hunt/job … Continue reading

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We Have Created Our Own Shortage Of People

John Sumser is writing a series of articles about the hiring paradox on HR Examiner. Read the first one, The Hiring Paradox (Skills Gap 1). The gist is this: It takes more time to hire when you have more alternatives. … Continue reading

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How Long is a Technology Career?

Matt Heusser has a great column over at Stickyminds this week. Take a look at A Long View of the ‘Short’ Technology Career. If you are an older job searcher, and you are looking for a job, one thing you … Continue reading

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