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The tech resume may not be dead yet, but its pulse is fading - TechRepublic

The tech resume may not be dead yet, but its pulse is fading - TechRepublic | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
The tech resume may not be dead yet, but its pulse is fading
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For Calvin Brown, founder and senior software architect at Kairu Consulting, it's been five years since he abandoned the resume.
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A New Career Website Offers Fresh Opportunities For Grads

A New Career Website Offers Fresh Opportunities For Grads | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
Every week I get at least one pitch for a new website that purports to have a breakthrough method to help connect job-seekers with employers. I dismiss almost all of these queries because I believe that job hunters put too much stock in passive online listings and they don’t spend [...]
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The HR Capitalist: SLIDESHOW: The 5 Hiring Biases Most Managers Display - And They're All Legal...

The HR Capitalist: SLIDESHOW: The 5 Hiring Biases Most Managers Display - And They're All Legal... | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
It's official - your hiring managers are the worst you've ever seen. Full of bias, they make hiring decisions for all the wrong reasons. Don't believe me? Methinks you've just settled into complacency, then. You've got your big protected classes...
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Top 15 Must Prepare Behavioral Questions and Answers (HR round) : Non Technical Java Interview Questions

Top 15 Must Prepare Behavioral Questions and Answers (HR round) : Non Technical Java Interview Questions | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
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It is important that you be honest and truthful during the "Non-Technical Behavioral Interview Session", especially because there is no right or wrong answer.  It is better to miss an opportunity than to get it and find that you don't fit-in there.  Interview process is not just for the company to pick you but also for you to pick the "right" company

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How Google Picks New Employees (Hint: It's Not About Your Degree)

How Google Picks New Employees (Hint: It's Not About Your Degree) | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
What makes a great job candidate these days? You may be surprised to hear what the folks at Google think.
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How To Get Noticed - Job Hunting Secrets For Career Changers - Forbes

How To Get Noticed - Job Hunting Secrets For Career Changers - Forbes | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
How To Get Noticed - Job Hunting Secrets For Career Changers Forbes (“I haven't worked in this field before, but it's an advantage that I can bring a breadth of expertise and best practices from another industry that shares some of the same...
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If you are a job seeker, define your professional image, market your strengths and create a brand for yourself - you will be noticed. 

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Can't find the perfect employee? Maybe you're being a bad interviewer

Can't find the perfect employee? Maybe you're being a bad interviewer | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
An interview is a conversation, not a test. So if the interviewer just accepts the response as “wrong” then both the candidate and the company lose.
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How I Hire: Use Whiteboards in Technical Interviews - LinkedIn Today

How I Hire: Use Whiteboards in Technical Interviews - LinkedIn Today | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
How I Hire: Use Whiteboards in Technical Interviews
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In a real-world situation, they tend to wind up without credibility or forced to resort to bullying. You can use an interview to emphasize values as well as evaluate skills.

Via Kenneth Lillard
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I totally agree with Eric Ries that "candidates who 'know"'the right answer do substantially worse than candidates who know nothing of the field. That's because they spend so much time trying to remember the final solution, instead of working on the problem together". 

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17 Odd Tech Interview Questions - Business Insider

17 Odd Tech Interview Questions - Business Insider | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
Job interviews at tech companies are notoriously hard. Not only will they test your technical and business knowledge, they'll also throw some strange ones in to see how you respond and get a sense of your personality.
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Most of them are non-technical but you need a technical and logical bend to answer them.

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How Should I Prepare For An Onsite Software Development Engineer Interview ... - Forbes

How Should I Prepare For An Onsite Software Development Engineer Interview ... - Forbes | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
How Should I Prepare For An Onsite Software Development Engineer Interview ...
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First of all, stop stressing. Honestly. I can't recall how many really smart kids I interviewed where I had to spend good 15 minutes just calming their nerves down.

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If you are interviewing, remember - your interviewer is as desperate to hire you as you are desperate to get the job!

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4 tips to hiring an awesome software engineer

4 tips to hiring an awesome software engineer | Tech Talk | Scoop.it

To As a computer engineer and former CTO,  I'm often asked by startups “How can I hire an awesome developer?” and “How do I an interview a software engineer?” It can be tough, but it shouldn’t be much harder than hiring a non-technical person to join your team. …

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My Take: To hire an awesome software engineer, you need to have an awesome interview session.  A good interview session not only determines if the candidate is skilled but also determines whether you are going to have fun working with the candidate.

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Employers Share Most Memorable Interview Mistakes Candidates Have Made with CareerBuilder.ca | Broadcaster - Canada's Communications Magazine

Employers Share Most Memorable Interview Mistakes Candidates Have Made with CareerBuilder.ca | Broadcaster - Canada's Communications Magazine | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
Employers Share Most Memorable Interview Mistakes Candidates Have Made with CareerBuilder.ca Canada NewsWire TORONTO, May 7, 2014 TORONTO , May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Most job seekers know that making a
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The Anatomy of the Perfect Technical Interview from a Former Amazon VP

The Anatomy of the Perfect Technical Interview from a Former Amazon VP | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
Neil Roseman is downright tired of hearing Silicon Valley companies say they “hire only the best and the brightest.” No matter how many times they say it, most still make decisions based on gut feel, basic credentials, GPAs, ivy league educations, flashy company names — even SAT scores. Roseman objects. As the former Technology VP for both Amazon and Zynga, he’s interviewed hundreds of people and believes every phase of the process needs to be meticulously designed to drill deep into skill sets, actual accomplishments, culture fit and leadership potential.
 
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It is a "must-read" article for all interviewers.

 

The employees you hire will only be as good as the hiring team you assemble", says Roseman and I totally agree with that.

 

It is important that companies invest time and money in providing a good interviewing experience to both interviewer candidate through training process, workflows and toolsets. Quality interviewers not only pick the right candidate for the job, but also spread a positive image about the team and company. 

 

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PebbleSteps | Technical staff interview process

PebbleSteps | Technical staff interview process | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
How I do technical interviews http://t.co/rHgRiz3LqV
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We'll reposition Indian IT industry globally: R Chandrasekaran - Business Standard (blog)

Times of India We'll reposition Indian IT industry globally: R Chandrasekaran Business Standard (blog) R Chandrasekaran, executive vice-chairman of Cognizant India, on Wednesday took over as chairman of the National Association of Software and...
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How to prepare for a software engineering interview

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Summary: "You must put in the preparation time before you show up for an interview to increase your chances of landing a job. And, even more important, is that you use the preparation time intelligently and somewhat strategically to cover the topics that you will most likely face during the interview process. "

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Get the Job You Deserve: 10 Tips for your Technical Interview

Get the Job You Deserve: 10 Tips for your Technical Interview | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
Since many of you have mastered assorted SDKs, design patterns, and an SDLC methodology or two, let me share a few tips so you can master your interview ...
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Own Your Technical Interview

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Good points:

1. Don't lie. Google will tell the truth. Don't hesitate to say "I don't know"

2. Home-court advantage - your resume is your home court. Know every word that is in your resume. Your resume is the reason why you are here there.

3. Practice - prepare for your interview. 

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Beat the technical interview! - TechRepublic

Beat the technical interview! - TechRepublic | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
When you think about it, hiring authorities in technical interview processes are similar to the “bosses” that players encounter at the climax of specific video game sections. Just like a firm's IT hiring managers, these bosses are ...
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If you are a gamer, you will love the correlation. 

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Algorithms Every Data Scientist Should Know: Reservoir Sampling

Algorithms Every Data Scientist Should Know: Reservoir Sampling | Tech Talk | Scoop.it
Data scientists, that peculiar mix of software engineer and statistician, are notoriously difficult to interview.
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"Say you have a stream of items of large and unknown length that we can only iterate over once. Create an algorithm that randomly chooses an item from this stream such that each item is equally likely to be selected." ...

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