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August, 2009

August 28, 2009  3:20 PM

Does Age Matter When Seeking Employment? Sure, but…

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As a baby boomer myself, I can't help but be sensitive to continuing reports or complaints about age discrimination for job seekers over 50. But in talking to technical recruiters and reading recent reports on boomer job search and unemployment woes, I'm not completely convinced that a...

August 27, 2009  8:19 PM

Don’t forget that certs have perks…use ’em!

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In her own most recent blog on August 24 entitled "Remember to grab those certification perks," fellow certification maven Anne Martinez of offers some good advice about...

August 24, 2009  1:27 PM

Shine a LAMP on Open Source Web Server Technology

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Speaking of other good old ideas on technology, I stumbled across a couple of articles on LAMP recently that reminded me this potent combination of Linux-Apache-MySQL-and-scripting-languages-like-Perl-PHP-or-Python is still alive and kicking. In the wake of Sun's acquisition of MySQL (and the...

August 24, 2009  1:04 PM

An Old Concept Keeps Its Legs

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Dear Readers: After seeing Emmett Dulaney's latest selections for "Books of the Week" in his latest Certs Column, I sent him the following e-mail:

Dear Emmett: When I...

August 19, 2009  9:27 PM

Performance-based MS exams take an 83 prefix

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Call it the end of an era, or perhaps the start of a brave new world. Others who, like myself, have gone looking for MS Exam 70-640 (TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring) probably also walked away scratching their heads when they couldn't find hide nor hair of this exam. A blog...

August 17, 2009  1:25 PM

Do’s and Don’ts On the IT Job Hunt

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Once again, Esther Shein at IT Career Planet has struck gold in a recent story on the IT job front, as she did in April with her Social Networking story (about which I blogged on April 13 right...

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August 14, 2009  11:58 AM

Good Advice On Striking Out on Your Own

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When I was a kid, lots of people smoked and thus, matches were everywhere, and matchbook covers provided the informational equivalent of cereal box copy in a slightly different venue and often in a very different vein. Of course, that was quite a while ago (I celebrated my 57th birthday last...

August 12, 2009  7:01 PM

Hmmm! What does “230 mpg” really mean?

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In looking over the Larry Dignan blog for SmartPlanet, I find the headline "Chevy Volt: 230 mpg in city driving: $2.75 per 100 miles..."...

August 10, 2009  4:00 PM

The Economist Echoes July 09 Job Situation Conclusions

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One my favorite and most trusted news sources, in addition to NPR, is the British weekly news magazine known as The Economist. I've been a subscriber since the early 1990s, and have never had much cause to regret the $100-plus it costs me to get it delivered to my mailbox 51 weeks a year....

August 7, 2009  2:51 PM

The July 2009 Employment Situation Finally Posts

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The markets and their followers have been abuzz with anticipation of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary for July 2009, which just hit the Web and the newswires at 8:30 AM EDT this morning....

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