This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. 1. Tailor your CV and cover letter Though this point might already be common knowledge, a “lack of appreciation” in investing the time to tailor an application is “probably the most common mistake” candidates looking to enter the German job market make, according to business management consultant based in Düsseldorf, Chris Pyak. Pyak suggests candidates do their homework, research their potential employer and show this in the form of a well-prepared application in which a candidate has also reflected on why he or she is the right person for the role. The website LiveWorkGermany.com calls this “time consuming and intensive” process a “necessary evil if you want to see results.” 2. Keep your cover letter to one page An application’s cover letter is usually only one page and must get straight to the point, Nadine, a former HR … [Read more...] about 10 ways to optimize your application in the German job market
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Blockchain developers are in short supply and hot demand.The job of developing blockchain distributed ledgers for businesses was recently ranked second among the top 20 fastest-growing job skills, and postings for workers with those skills grew more than 200% last year.Salaries for blockchain developer or "engineer" positions are accordingly high, with median salaries in the U.S. hovering around $130,000 a year; that compares to general software developers, whose annual median pay is $105,000, according to Matt Sigelman, CEO of job data analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies.In high-tech regions of the U.S. such as Silicon Valley, New York City or Boston, a blockchain developer has a median annual salary of $158,000 – an $18,000 premium over salaries for general software developers.People with experience with specific blockchain iterations, such as Solidity and Hyperledger Composer, are in even higher demand – and that demand is increasing steadily, said Eric … [Read more...] about As blockchain heats up, so do job prospects for devs
It is time to share a list of the best 20 Free and Open Source Software I found during the year 2017. Some of these programs may not be new in that they weren’t released for the first time in 2017, but they are new and have been helpful to me. It is in the spirit of sharing that I’m writing this article hoping you find some of these programs useful as well. To begin, you may want to search for the program using your distribution’s package manager, like so: Fedora and derivatives: # yum search all package Or # dnf search all package Debian and derivatives: # aptitude search package OpenSUSE and derivatives: # zypper search package Arch Linux and derivatives: # pacman -Ss package If your search returns no results, head over to the website of each tool where you will find the standalone package for download and installation instructions, along with information on dependencies. 1. SimpleScreenRecorder You can use Simple Screen Recorder to make audio and video screen … [Read more...] about 20 Free Open Source Applications I Found in Year 2017
Mobile apps have certainly made a wide range of documents — including job applications, insurance claims and consumer surveys — easier to handle. But can they also silently add truth detection and emotion interpretation to increase the forms' accuracy and value to companies?A U.K. company that goes by the name Human is arguing it can. It pairs video captured from a mobile device (or, sometimes, a retailer's closed-circuit television camera) with analytics software that examines the subject's face and tries to determine the most likely emotions being felt at that instant. Does a job applicant pause and grimace before answering that he has never been convicted of a felony or that leaving his last job was his own idea?"Through a [phone's] video feed, we take up to 172,000 tiny points of an individual's face," said Joseph Willingham, Human's director of international strategy. A statement from the company said that its software "has the ability to read subliminal facial … [Read more...] about What do you get when you merge a lie detector, a job application and a mobile app?
The touch-friendly apps built into Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 10 (originally called Metro apps and now just called Windows apps) were, for a long time, roundly denounced by many reviewers as being underpowered -- and justifiably so. The first release of Mail in Windows 8, for example, didn't have threaded messaging, and the first release of Calendar made it confusing to do something as simple as changing the view to a day, week or month. But over time, something surprising happened. After several updates -- and the merging of the touch-friendly and keyboard-based interfaces in Windows 10 -- some of Microsoft's built-in apps have become well worth using. If you tried and abandoned them in the past, and haven't bothered to check back, it's time to give them another try. Here are five solid apps that ship with Windows 10, along with tips on how to use them. As a bonus, I've listed three special-purpose apps built into Windows you might want to try as well. Mail If you took one look … [Read more...] about Who needs Gmail? 5 built-in Windows 10 apps that do the job (with video)