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10 Programming Languages You Should Learn in 2014

The tech sector is booming. If you’ve used a smartphone or logged on to a computer at least once in the last few years, you’ve probably noticed this.
As a result, coding skills are in high demand, with programming jobs paying significantly more than the average position. Even beyond the tech world, an understanding of at least [...]

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How to Solve Google’s Crazy Open-Ended Interview Questions

One of the most important tools in critical thinking about numbers is to grant yourself permission to generate wrong answers to mathematical problems you encounter. Deliberately wrong answers!

Engineers and scientists do it all the time, so there’s no reason we shouldn’t all be let in on their little secret: the art of approximating, or the [...]

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What Recruiters Wish You Knew About Career Fairs

I have spent a lot of time in my life at career fairs, both as a recruiter and as a career counselor invited to attend the fair to assist job seekers. Often when job seekers are out of earshot, I have the opportunity to hearwhat recruiters think about these events. I think you should know, [...]

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7 Ways to Make a Killer First Impression

Science says first impressions are incredibly quick to form and hard to change. Thankfully, studies also offer lots of advice on making a good one.
“We judge books by their covers, and we can’t help but do it,” according to University of Toronto psychology professor Nicholas Rule. Not only do we make snap judgments, but we also [...]

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The Strange, Difficult Questions CEOs Ask in Job Interviews

Interview questions: Everyone has them.
And everyone wishes they had better ones.
So I asked smart people from a variety of fields for their favorite interview question and what it tells them about the candidate.
1. Why have you had X number of jobs in Y years?
This question helps me get a full picture of the candidate’s work [...]

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The Only Interview Question That Matters

This single question provides the depth and breadth of insight needed to reach a fast, unanimous Hire/Don’t Hire decision.
Last week, LinkedIn announced to the world that I’ve been in the recruiting industry for 36 years. During that time, I’ve written a number of books about talent challenges and opportunities, but one thing continues to surprise me: More [...]

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