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The Job

Postby mxsquid » 18 Jul 2008, 12:07

My daughter Kimberly wrote:

"After appearing in 60 film festivals, including seven AMPAS qualifying festivals and winning several major awards, THE JOB has finally made it on-line for everyone to enjoy."

This three minute short film is a satirical view of the state of today's job market"

Kimberly is a voice-over talent agent who represents Alex Castillo, the driver of the truck. BTW, he has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

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Re: The Job

Postby mxsquid » 04 Apr 2009, 14:30

Communication skills, not coding skills, are a developer's greatest asset in a bear economy

Programmers care about languages. Opinion on the topic is generally divided into two schools of thought. One holds that a good programmer will be versed in a selection of different languages, to be better equipped to handle a variety of coding styles and challenges. The other school maintains that the best way to remain marketable as a developer is to become an advanced specialist in a single, popular language, such as C# or Java.

Programmer and blogger Jeff Atwood definitely falls into the second camp, only with a twist. According to Atwood, what matters most is not the language you code in but the language you speak. Programmers who want to be successful can be fluent in any languages they choose, he says -- just as long as one of them is English.

http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-wo ... mbered-849
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Re: The Job

Postby mxsquid » 28 Apr 2009, 00:30

Beef Up Your Resume, Essential Skills for Coders

Monster.com - http://www.monster.com

CareerMosaic - http://www.careermosaic.com

The Career Builder Network - http://www.careerbuilder.com

America's Career InfoNet - http://www.acinet.org

Jobs.com - http://www.jobs.com

Daily Job Cuts - Who's hiring, firing, economic, commodity news

http://www.citycareerfair.com/ccfjobs/

Caljobs

ComputerWorld IT Jobs

The 1999 What Color Is Your Parachute?, Richard Nelson Bolles

Getting From Fired to Hired, Martin Elkort

101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions, Ronald W. Fry

175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Richard H. Beatty

The Resume Makeover, Jeffrey G. Allen

The Consultant's Calling: Bringing Who You Are to What You Do, Geoffrey M. Bellman

National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services - http://www.natss.com (703/549-6287)

U.S. Small Business Administration - http://www.sba.gov

Read more at Suite101: Landing Post-Retirement Work in Today's World http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/ret ... z0eWdBlZJU
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Re: The Job

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Re: The Job

Postby mxsquid » 26 Jan 2010, 04:13

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Re: The Job

Postby mxsquid » 13 Mar 2010, 15:25

Continuous Process Improvement (CPI)

The root of both Lean and Six Sigma reach back to the time when the greatest pressure for quality and speed were on manufacturing. Lean rose as a method for optimizing automotive manufacturing; Six Sigma evolved as a quality initiative to eliminate defects by reducing variation in processes in the semiconductor industry. It is not surprising that the earliest adopters of Lean Six Sigma arose in the service support functions of manufacturing organizations like GE Capital, Caterpillar Finance, and Lockheed Martin.

http://www.army.mil/ArmyBTKC/focus/cpi/tools3.htm
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