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Comment: Re:Maybe its your interviewing skills (Score 5, Informative) 613

by lantastik (#25198417) Attached to: The Stigma of a Tech Support Background

I was going to say the same thing. You suck at interviewing. I look at a lot of resumes and interview a lot of candidates - I am one of the technical gateways to getting hired.

I look at most resumes for an average of a minute. I am mostly looking for past experience to ask you about and to quiz you on skills you say you have. If I pass on you it's because you sucked in the interview, not because of anything that was on your resume.

Here are some things to ask yourself:
- Am I dressed and groomed appropriately?
- How is my hygiene?
- Am I well spoken and can I communicate clearly and effectively?
- Have I thought about real answers to the typical questions and not just canned responses (i.e. strengths, weaknesses, greatest accomplishment, long-term goals, examples of working in a team, etc.)? You need to have well thought-out responses to these questions that apply to you.
- During tech interviews, can I provide real world examples or am I spitting out algorithms and examples from text books?

Practice your interviewing skills.

The Internet

+ - Comcast shutting downloaders at mysterious limit->

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Technical Writing Geek
Technical Writing Geek writes ""You have no way of knowing how much is too much," said Sandra Spalletta of Rockville, whose Internet service was suspended in March after Comcast sent her a letter warning that she and her teenage son were using too much bandwidth. They cut back on downloads but were still disconnected. She said the company would not tell her how to monitor their bandwidth use in order to comply with the limits. "You want to think you can rely on your home Internet service and not wake up one morning to find it turned off," said Spalletta, who filed a complaint with the Montgomery County Office of Cable and Communication Services. "I thought it was unlimited service."

http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=42444"

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+ - Salt a Burger, go to Jail

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Apparently, in Georgia oversalting a burger can get you arrested. According to the AP http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070909/ap_on_fe_st/od d_salty_burger;_ylt=AotbWDiQVItw8JfwjhrcVvKs0NUE "A McDonald's employee spent a night in jail and is facing criminal charges because a police officer's burger was too salty, so salty that he says it made him sick." Now the question is, why did he keep eating it if it was that bad?"
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+ - Porn industry bands together against Bittorrent 3

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Acording P2P Blog to AVN: It's been a well-know fact that a lot of the content swapped on P2P networks is porn. Even so, adult entertainment companies have been on the sideline of the fight against P2P piracy, leaving the mass lawsuit campaigns to their colleagues from the music industry and relying on mainstream Hollywood for anti-piracy lobbying. Five companies nevertheless decided to go forward and form a lose alliance with the goal of eventually establishing an industry association to initiate anti-piracy lawsuits. More can be found here : http://www.p2p-blog.com/item-361.html and here : http://www.avn.com/index.cfm?objectid=70F9F731-B1E E-818D-931BEAF17B36C7C6&articleid=DD5F351A-D142-61 98-043BDF47539D8467"
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+ - The sun revolves around the earth?!?->

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lantastik
lantastik writes "I have always considered myself a Christian. One who thinks that both God and science have their place in the universe. It is when I read items like this that I am embarassed to be associated with other members of the Christian community. According to the story, physicists have it all wrong, the Earth does not revolve around the sun, using quoted passages that are taken out of context as proof. Apparently some people take the stories and passages in the bible a little too literally."
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