Andy Lester

Technology, careers, life and being happy

Andy’s jobs/work news roundup for 2011-02-21

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These links are collected from my Twitter feed. If you have suggestions for news bits, please mail me at
andy@petdance.com.

  • Job boards no more “help” you find a job than a billboard “helps” you find a new pair of shoes. (codeanthem.com)
  • A few things every job-seeking programmer should know about project manager (stellman-greene.com)
  • What job qualifications can trump work experience? (askamanager.org)
  • Ten tips for submitting your resume (money.usnews.com)
  • Don’t call to schedule an interview (askamanager.org)
  • This is how salary negotiation should work (askamanager.org)
  • RT @mjdominus A recruiter asked me to rate my programming 1–10. I said 10, since nobody who asks that is qualified to dispute my answer.
  • From the daily @tom_peters email: If your failure rate is one in a million, what do you tell that one customer?
  • RT @AskAManager Be Cautious When Referring a Friend for a Job (bit.ly)
  • What to do when you think you might lose your job (thecynicalgirl.com)
  • Should you work for free? Probably not. This fine chart lays it out. (jhische.com)
  • The importance of being able to say “I don’t know” (chadfowler.com)
  • How to tailor a resume for an employer (bit.ly)
  • 57% of the Inc. 500 use social media to recruit (talentline411.com)
  • Quit whining and send a thank you note after an interview (xrl.us)
  • How to be a better coworker (mashable.com)
  • Ditch Starbucks and work at the library. (52tiger.net)
  • 8 things you should know about job references (from @AskAManager) (xrl.us)
  • Smokers need not apply (bnet.com)
  • Six reasons you shouldn’t quit without notice (bnet.com)

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