Jeff Bezos has a public e-mail address, jeff@amazon.com.    Not only does he read many customer complaints, he forwards them to the relevant Amazon employees, with a one-character addition: a question mark.   When Amazon employees get a Bezos question mark e-mail, they react as though they've discovered a ticking bomb.   They've typically got a few hours to solve whatever issue the CEO has flagged and prepare a thorough explanation for how it occurred, a response that

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Career change to Data Analytics from Java programmer

Hi, I am a java/j2ee developer and i have 6+ experience in both. I want to learn hadoop and want to work in this technology without losing my prior experiance. Please tell me, is it good to learn this technology? What is the future for this technology? What is the use of my java knowledge in this technology? Is this a good career path? Please help me to take right decisions
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If you think branding is only for movie stars, professional athletes or consumer-driven companies like Coke or Proctor & Gamble, think again! Whether you've been a technical professional (techie) for nine months or nine years, you've earned a reputation. And since recruiters and engineering managers are influenced by what they hear and read about you, it's incumbent upon every professional to manage their image and their brand. If you need more reasons to develop a personal brand

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More businesses in Europe hiring data scientists name existing staff with IT backgrounds as a preferred place to hire than any other source, according to research from database software company Teradata. At 46 percent, existing IT-skilled staff come in ahead of specialist contractors on 42 percent, and new hires from specialist recruiters on 38 percent as the recruitment sources most cited by C-level executives in the UK, France and Germany. When it comes to the skills that organisations are

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One of our readers wants to leave his full-time job and become an Information Technology (IT) Contractor. Many of the questions he is running by us can benefit you now or sometime in the future if you decide to become an IT Contractor. Q. Which Industries Are Hiring IT Contractors? A. Pretty much every industry or sector of the economy is hiring IT Contractors. However, you may want to find out which sectors are hiring more than others. To do this, go to Dice.com and find out

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Xolani, is a business analyst who is scared of talking or making a point when in meetings with upper management. His fear of being contradicted during meetings with management cramps his productivity and reduces his effectiveness as a business analyst ... afterall, if he can't talk at meetings, what else can he do for his company, right? However,  he is not alone as many professionals also struggle with a crushing sense of inadequacy! A sense of inferiority really boils down to a

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Do you sometimes worry about your skills in the current job market? Know this: "Nothing good ever comes out of self-doubt or worrying!"  To overcome your self-doubts or worries, you must become a subject matter expert. And, you can do this by taking the strategic, focused action outlined in this article. Where Is Your Focus? One of the reasons why IT professionals worry about the hiring process is that they think hiring managers are solely interested in the raw number of skills

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What Should I Do With My Career?

Dear Sir, I am a computer science graduate and currently studying for my MBA, I have been working in the IT field for almost 11 years now ( I am 32 ), between Software Quality Control and testing and Business Analysis and this is where I am in now, a business analyst, the problem is my future looks pretty fuzzy.. I am very much demotivated & I feel like I am just filling gaps in my company ... I don't know what I am missing to be where I should be , which I don't know where it is !!! I
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Help! Which Job Should I Pick?

This has actually happened to me.  Two job offers came at the same time, in the same day.  Actually on two occasions in my career, it has happened.   It isn't a terrible situation, when you think about it. But from experience, it can be a pretty difficult decision to make, especially if you have a family and the decision will impact more than just you!   Sometimes you just need someone to bounce it off of.  I actually just had a friend seek out my advice with 3 job
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Learn How To Make Better Decisions Faster

[caption id="attachment_4379" align="aligncenter" width="425"]The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry; Robert Burns, "To A Mouse"[/caption] No plans survive first contact with the enemy ... Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (the German field marshal at the start of the First World War). Do you struggle with making decisions like "should you move to another state or another country" or "should you change jobs or careers" because of the fear of making the wrong choice? For most
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