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July 30, 2012  5:11 PM

Security Guru Ira Winkler Tells You How to Get Into the Lucrative Security Field (Video)



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
2012, opportunities, software, software development, work

I was hanging out in the noisy press room at the Black Hat Conference, and Lo! There was Ira Winkler, CISSP, Chief Security Strategist at Codenomicon. I had my...

March 15, 2012  4:24 PM

The Art of Hiring Remote Workers — and of Being One



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
book review, Kevin Sheridan, manager, remote, virtual, work

I am reading a book titled The Virtual Manager, which is about how to hire, train, motivate and retain people who work from home or remote offices instead of in a cubicle farm where you can watch them all day. It's a pretty...


December 19, 2011  12:22 PM

The Art of the Deal: Essential Knowledge for IT Consultants



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
budget, client, consultant, consulting, David Hoppe, deal, Donald Trump, IT, Jimmy Buffett, Matt Heuser, negotiate, pricing decisions, professional, programming, self-employed, sell, selling, services, work

The Art of the Deal is the title of a book by Donald Trump. I am not endorsing this book, which I haven't read. I am, however, endorsing the concept embodied in its title, because for an IT consultant, which you may either be...


July 25, 2011  2:29 PM

Where’s the Best Place for a Programmer to Live?



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Boulder, city, colorado, country, Jackson, Oklahoma, Portland, programmer, rural, Seattle, Washington, work

I asked a bunch of people this question and got a bunch of different answers. Here are some of them: Continued »


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...


June 22, 2011  9:47 AM

IT Job Openings in St. Louis, Denver, and Phoenix



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, Google News, hiring, investment, IT, jobs, online, opportunities, Scottrade, St. Louis, work

This week I got an emailed press release titled, Career Opportunities Available at Scottrade, a Best Place to Work in IT, that went on to say,...


June 15, 2011  5:13 PM

Biznik is a Cool Networking Alternative to LinkedIn



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
B2B, Biznik, business, consulting, entrepreneur, F2F, LinkedIn, local, together, work

I've gotten work through LinkedIn. So have many of my friends. But there's another site that's become at least as valuable as LinkedIn to small entrepreneurs: Biznik.


April 25, 2011  4:01 PM

Five IT Career Ideas From IBM Executive Bruce Douglass



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
career, computers, electric cars, employment, ethics, EV, health care, IT, programming, real time, work

Bruce's imposing title is Chief Evangelist, Rational Software, IBM. He's given us a list of five IT career fields you may not have thought about checking out -- and that others, too, may have overlooked -- but are likely to display massive...


April 20, 2011  5:44 PM

SugarCRM is Looking for 46 New Employees



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
California, Cupertino, employment, engineers, hire, hiring, IT, jobs, management, marketing, sales, SugarCRM, work

I don't know if you're familiar with SugarCRM. It is a company based in Cupertino, Calif. that develops open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.


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