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August 9, 2012  4:08 PM

Book Review: Ubuntu Made Easy



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
2012, IT jobs, IT Professionals, job, job-hunting, job-seekers, knowledge, learn, training

Why would a blog about your IT career review a book about Ubuntu Linux? Because Linux knowledge is essential to any serious IT person who wants to do more than basic desktop...

April 30, 2012  1:30 PM

How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
belief, Facebook, find, freelance, Google+, identity, job, join, LinkedIn, network, politics, premium, religion, Twitte

How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ is the title of a book I just finished reading. Note that if and when you look for this book, you want the...


March 28, 2012  2:25 PM

Hord Tipton of ISC2.org Talks About Getting into the IT Security Field (Video)



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
advice, certification, ISC2.org, IT, job, nuclear, skills, Tipton

IT Security is an ever-growing field. Every year more hackers and crackers try to steal your bank PIN number, mess up your nuclear fuel centrifuges, jam your attack drones' control signals, steal your company passwords an other secrets and.... it goes on and on, to the point where, Hord says, over...


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...


December 12, 2011  11:25 AM

Christmas is NOT the Time to Stop Job-Hunting



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
article, Christmas, hires, holidays, hunt, job, jobless, LinkedIn, new year, search, seek

I've heard it and so have you: "Nobody hires at Christmas time, so I might as well hang up my job hunt until after January 1." This is not necessarily so. Hiring may slow down around Christmas, but there are fewer people actively looking for jobs. Could it be that Christmas is a good time...


August 8, 2011  2:11 PM

Improve Your People Skills for Even More Fun and Profit



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
calm, comedian, communication, Dan Nainan, job, listening, non-techie, people skills, profit, tension, tune out

The title of my April 12, 2011 IT Ladder post was Improve Your People Skills for Fun and Profit. Today we have more of...


July 18, 2011  3:18 PM

Taking Your Skills Overseas — or Up the Street



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
China, find, India, job, outsource, programming, skills, Switzerland, travel, U.S., work, world, Zimbabwe

What brought this up was a job feeler I just got from someone I first met during a trip to New Delhi. There, and in other major Indian cities, especially Bangalore, IT talent and phone support people who speak "American English" competently are getting hard to find. So his proposal was that I come...


July 5, 2011  1:52 PM

How Much Independence Should You Have at Work?



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
bosses, consultant, Franklin, freelance, hiring, invoice, job, job-seekers, money, motivation, office, paycheck, self-discipline, self-employment, worker

We just got through the 4th of July, a holiday where Americans enjoy BBQ and fireworks and (at least metaphorically) say "Yay, us!" While celebrating freedom is a fine idea in the abstract, do all of us really want complete liberty in our work lives? Or do we want more security? And how does the...


May 25, 2011  2:48 PM

Meet HR People on Their Home Turf This October



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, conference, expo, HR, human resources, in-house, job, Las Vegas, meet, meeting, search, techie, technology

Linux developers and Perl coders both have conferences. So do HR people. They even have one every year specifically for HR technology. You...


May 2, 2011  3:12 PM

Why You Need ‘Social Media Versions’ of Your Resume



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, employment, Facebook, IT, job, job hunt, LinkedIn, programming, resume, search, Twitter

Resumes are important job-finding tools, even if you look for a job by calling friends instead of listing your talents at Dice, Monster, and other big-time employment mills. But today, you will probably use social media more...


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