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January, 2012

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January 31, 2012  5:35 PM

Communicating With Users is Always Important



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
advance, calm, communicating, communication, conversation, facts, IT, people, pleasant, tension, understanding, users

Back in April, 2011, I wrote a column titled Improve Your People Skills for Fun and Profit. This is a topic that deserves revisiting, so let's do that today.

January 24, 2012  1:10 PM

What College Degree is Most Valuable?



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Bachelors, career, college degree, Computer Science, education, EE, major, Masters, medical, petroleum engineering

This question can be answered in several ways. If you want the highest-earning job, Petroleum Engineering is for you. If you want to be in the fastest-growing field, think medical, especially a Master's that can qualify you to be a Physician's Assistant. Computer Science? Not as good as an EE but...


January 16, 2012  1:43 PM

Beware of Employment Scams That Pop Up In Tough Times



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
419, advance fee, desperate, employees, FTC, job, job-hunting, judgment, Nigerian, resume, ripoffs, scam, tax prep, training, work-at-home

Here's a Reddit post: "Thanks for applying! Pay us to train you, and *maybe* we'll hire you!" This seems like an obvious scam to me. These people are offering to train...


January 9, 2012  7:00 AM

December IT Job Additions Didn’t Keep Up With Overall Job Increases



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
consulting, employment, Foote, government, growth, Hybrid IT

As regular readers of this blog know, I often quote Foote Partners research, whose most recent report says that in December, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that only 5500 jobs were created in the Management and Technical Consulting Services...


January 3, 2012  2:52 PM

A New Job for a New Year?



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
2011, 2012, Barack Obama, better job, Congress, crystal ball, election, free lunch, housing, January, job-hunting, president, recession, resume, Ron Paul, seekers

Congratulations. You have survived 2011. It is now 2012, and some economists and analysts say the recession we've been enjoying for the past few years is now easing, and that there will be more job openings in 2012 than in any year since 2008, maybe even 2007. Huzzah! But does that mean you should...


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