How To Become A SQL Report Writer

I have just been laid off after 28 years working for the same company as part of a corporate downsize. I have worked for the last 10 years as Project Mgr / Business Analyst within our IS department also managing developers. I have basic SQL skills but I very much enjoyed creating my own queries for data analysis and I would like to pursue a transition to the SQL Report Writer arena. As a result of the layoff and severance / unemployment benefits, I would like to take this opportunity to
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Hi, I have been working as a PL/SQL Developer for 7 years and I have experience in tuning sql statments using EXPLAIN PLAN and SQLTRACE and TKPROF. In addition to that I have one year of experience in OLTP - Relational Database design. In ORACLE 11g, new features like SQL Tuning Advisor, SQL Performance Analyzer, SQL Plan Management and SQL Profiles were added. I am wondering if you can tell me who would be actually working on them? DBA or Developer? Please let me know, if my next step as

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How To Become A Rockstar In Your Industry

[caption id="attachment_500" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="How To Become A Rockstar in Your Industry"][/caption] Top performers, rockstars or successful professionals have a mindset or a way of thinking. They practice a code or follow a set of principles that helps them achieve the best results in their industry. This post features the "Rockstar Mindset" and other actionable strategies for becoming the best at what you do. Always Be Learning [caption id="attachment_2518"
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Employers hire based on skills, experience and proven competency (i.e. historical evidence that supports your claims of competence). It is sometimes hard to grasp this concept because many industries (health, legal, financial) are regulated by law! The Information Technology (IT) Industry on the other hand, is not regulated and employers pay little or no emphasis to certifications or additional college degrees beyond the very first! Therefore, don't expect you can waive any type of

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Are You Worried About The Future of Tech / IT Jobs?

[caption id="attachment_3017" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Worried About The Future of Tech / IT Jobs?"][/caption] [Ask IT Career Coach] is a Career Advice Column for Information Technology (IT) professionals looking for answers to their most challenging career situations. In this issue, the question of: "How Outsourcing Is Affecting The Pool of Available IT Jobs" is answered. Here's The Question Submitted by A Concerned IT Professional: Hello, Your Software and SQL Boot
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What Is The Demand For Legacy Skills (AS400 / IBM DataStage)?

Hello, I have about 15 years experience in AS400 and seven years experience in Datastage, mainly as administrators, which includes the installation, configuring, tuning, upgrading, patching, system resourcing and user support. Are Legacy Skills In Decline? However in the UK, my skillset seems to be in decline as it has been really hard for me to obtain either a contract or permanent job for about 9 months. Are these skills in decline now, because I see a great increase in demand for web
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I have over 30 years in the IT field mostly as a programmer/analyst and as a software consultant on what we used to call mini-computers (not PC's).   As a result of the recession and other unplanned changes in the industry I find myself facing impending unemployment and obsolete skills.   My time has been spent in what are now regarded as older programming languages (Pick, D3, Unidata, Universe, COBOL, Basic, etc).   I do have a little HTML and a little SQL with little being

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How Do You Satisfy The Educational Requirements For Database Jobs?

Hi, Do you have a college degree? If you already have one (1) college degree, then you have fulfilled the key educational requirement for database jobs. And you shouldn't spend more time trying to figure out which additional college degrees (MBAs, masters, etc.) or database certifications will help qualify you for database jobs, OK? The reason why additional college degrees and / or educational qualifications may not help is that "for the most part, college degrees are general purpose
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Can You Pass The 10 Point Test of A Remarkable Career?

[caption id="attachment_3444" align="aligncenter" width="347"]Do You Have A Remarkable Career[/caption] Are you having a truly remarkable career? Answering the 10 point test below can help you go from boring to truly remarkable in your career. Are You Passionate About Your Career? If you were passionate about your career at some point, but you no longer feel that way, don't walk way. It is better for you to rekindle that passion than to start all over again in a new career. If on the
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Hi I tried to read answer to the question "How Do You Learn Programming Fast Or Get A Software Developer Job Easily?" But couldn't. I am right now a 50yrs old housewife who was working once. I am pretty confident about my "quick"learning abilities and and faster grasping power. As mentioned in your e-book, I lack hands on experience and am afraid, no body will give chance with my age, sex and background. All your tips are for freshers or those who have just 4 to 5 yrs of exp. i.e. below 40

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