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There are nuances to negotiating in a contract-to-hire (CTH, C2H) setting that differ from other employment scenarios. It's important to understand agency incentives during these conversations.
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The appearance of desperation during a job search creates two problems for the job seeker - it hurts their general appearance as a candidate, and it negatively impacts negotiation capability. Here are some tips on how to avoid being perceived as a desperate job seeker.
Whether you are happy employed, “between jobs,” or suffering from habitual unemployment, it’s helpful to be conscious of the image you are projecting during a job search. There is…
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Get fired? It happens. The key is damage control. Here is a list of do's and don'ts
Being terminated from a job unexpectedly can launch a flurry of emotions that may cause the newly unemployed to act irrationally or erratically as they begin their search for the next job. Within h…
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Anecdotal questions should be expected in interviews, and improvisation is dangerous.
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If you think "the worst they can say is no" when you apply too soon for a job, you're partially right. But there's more to it than that.
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If you are using mobile devices as a primary part of your job search and application process, consider yourself warned.
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If you think Thank You notes are just about gratitude, you're doing it wrong. This post tells what to write (and why) in order to improve your chances of getting a job offer.
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Anyone looking for something to do this afternoon? I'm doing an AMA style WebEx for +DZone, Inc. at 2pm Eastern time today (less than an hour away). Come ask a question.
Zone Leader Dave Fecak will be doing an AMA! Ask him whatever you want about recruiting developers!
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What determines an accomplishment worth mention on a resume, and how do we write it? Here's how to brag.
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There are a handful of questions you KNOW will be asked in an interview. Being unprepared for those is inexcusable - prepare for those first, and then spend time prepping for the novel tech questions.
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Does your resume use the word 'expert' anywhere? You may want to reconsider, even if you feel the claim is accurate.
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Can you negotiate a job offer even if the company matched your asking price? Yes, but be careful.
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Job Tips For Geeks is dedicated to helping software engineers and technical professionals make informed career decisions.  The goal is to provide advice on resumes, interviews, and trends in the job market that are specific to our industry. Subscribe to the blog directly at JobTipsForGeeks.com and follow  @jobtipsforgeeks on Twitter.

In June 2013, the first Job Tips For Geeks ebook was published.  Job Tips For GEEKS: The Job Search is now available DRM-free - see the book page for more on how to order. 

We now offer a Google Helpout, which is a new service that lets us provide personalized advice via live video/audio and screen share (great for resume review).