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16 Jun 2017
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Signs You Should Not Take That Programming Job [64317]
InfoWorld, June 12th 2017

"From the job description to the final offer, here's how to avoid getting stuck in a dead-end coding gig...

A new programming gig can be a great path forward - or a dead end you didn't see coming. Not everyone caught in a heads-down job at a coding sweatshop knows that's what they were in for when they agreed to the job. So, if you're one of the 75 percent of developers open to new job opportunities, how can you tell if a new development gig is a good fit before you sign on? Or, more to the point, what's the best way to avoid a disastrous new coding job?..."
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15 Jun 2017
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The 13 Most Valuable IT Certifications Today [64322]
CIO, June 15th 2017

"Looking for a leg up in your IT career? IT certifications remain a proven way to quickly gain valuable skills and demonstrate deeper interest and know-how in a domain that will further your career...

In IT, experience is king. Yet IT certifications remain a valuable tool for advancing your career. IT certifications give junior-level workers an opportunity to gain more resume-worthy experience in the IT industry. For tenured employees, certifications help you continually grow and adapt your skillset to fit the changing landscape of IT. Because there are an overwhelming number of IT certifications offered today, it's important to do your research - some are more valuable than others..."
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14 Jun 2017
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Why Hiring Managers Must Look Beyond First Impressions To Find The Best Employees [64335]
TechRepublic, June 14th 2017

"In his new book, professor Alexander Todorov explores the significance of snap judgments. Here's why taking a deeper look at potential employees can result in a bigger payoff for hiring managers.

In the business world, it's no secret that appearance matters. From posting your best profile photo on LinkedIn to assembling a professional wardrobe for job interviews to donning your sharpest suit for a client meeting, it's widely understood among professionals that first impressions carries weight.

But just how much weight?..."
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13 Jun 2017
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What's An IT Architect, And Could You Become One? [64333]
Help Net Security, June 13th 2017

"If you're a Computer Science student or an IT professional looking for a new job that's interesting, well paid, and for which demand is constant, you might want to consider becoming an IT architect."

What does an IT architect do, exactly?

"Basically, the IT architect is a person who can come up with a high level solution for a business portfolio, application, system, infrastructure or the entire enterprise," says Cristian Bojinca, Enterprise Solution Architect at RBC, and the author of a book aptly named "How to Become an IT Architect."
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12 Jun 2017
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Four Must-Have Skill Sets For SDDC Architecture [64278]
SearchDataCenter, June 12th 2017

"A learning curve for IT staff -- especially around automation, scripting and APIs -- is a major hurdle during SDDC deployment. Is your data center team ready to make the move?

A software-defined data center reshapes IT operations. It gives admins programmatic control, instead of clicking through a GUI, which presents a significant change in their day-to-day activities..."
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12 Jun 2017
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Needed Now And For The Foreseeable Future: Five Hot IT Skills [64302]
Search CIO, June 12th 2017

"Demand for IT talent is at an all-time high, Niel Nickolaisen says, because every company today really is a technology company. Here are the hot IT skills he's on the lookout for.

I lived through the dot-com bubble and collapse. I mention this because in some ways the current technology startup and IT salary craziness seem eerily similar to that -- but with one critical difference..."
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