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You've just gone through a layoff, or are simply looking for that next adventure. Wouldn't it be nice, when you shift into job-search mode, to be able to put your full attention on the job search and not have to worry about a last minute marathon-resume-update-session? Many of us keep our LinkedIn or FaceBook profiles regularly updated (we'll talk about those at length in future Tips). Spend a bit of regularly scheduled time keeping your … [Read more...]
What these articles are about... Right now, from an employer's perspective it's a buyer's market for technical talent. There are lots of talented technical people vying for a limited number of positions. If you are currently engaged in a job search, you should be asking yourself the following questions: What's going to make you stand out from the rest? Is there a way to help your resume rise to the top of the stack? Can something be … [Read more...]
Have you ever: Watched a product or Website go to market and not succeed simply because the users couldn't figure out how to use it effectively? Seen support lines light up when your product is difficult to use? Heard about a product that failed because it was designed so that migration from a competitor was too difficult? Seen a business go under because the cost of man hours for maintaining its products was too high or the number of … [Read more...]
Although Silverlight hit the scene in April 2007, for many people their first exposure to Silverlight has been from watching streaming video of the 2008 Olympics on www.nbcolympics.com. To estimate the success that Silverlight is having with carving out a piece of the market, consider that for the entire 2004 Olympics in Athens there were 2.2 million video streams. In the first four days of the 2008 Olympics, there were 13.5 million with … [Read more...]