The Resume That Will Move You from Team Lead to Software Manager

Posted by Ben Weiss on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 @ 12:12 PM

While the job market is on fire for software developers, moving from a team lead-type position into software management can be a challenge. With that in mind, Infusive sought the expertise of certified executive resume coach Don Goodman to learn what characteristics on a resume would hook the eye of a hiring manager seeking new software leaders. Read to the end to check out a detailed sample resume as well and should you need more tailored advice be sure to contact us or sign up for a free resume evaluation with Goodman directly.

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SQL Saturday: Lessons Learned

Posted by Ben Weiss on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 18:12 PM

By: Ayman El-Ghazali (@TheSQLPro) - Guest Contributor

This article originally appeared on Ayman's blog, TheSQLPro.com.

About the Author: Ayman El-Ghazali is a SQL Server DBA/Developer and BI Developer. He hold a MSCE Data Platform, MSCA in SQL Server 2012, and a MCITP SQL 2008 DBA certification and I’m also a MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) and is passionate about spreading useful knowledge. See more of his work at thesqlpro.com.

This past weekend I attended SQL Saturday #233 in Washington DC. I presented a session this year titled “Backup and Recovery Fundamentals.” There was a great turn out with the room filled. Although there were some technical issues at the start, I got great support from the volunteers there. The feedback from the session was excellent, which means people learned and my goal was achieved. As for myself, I attended three sessions that day and I learned a lot more than just technical information.

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5 Strategies To Advance Your IT Career (From Shawshank's Andy Dufresne)

Posted by Ben Weiss on Mon, Dec 9, 2013 @ 17:12 PM

By: Ben Weiss - @InfusiveInc/@BWeissPresents

As Jerry Garcia notes in the classic Grateful Dead tune Scarlet Begonias, “once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”

With that sentiment in mind, we analyzed best practices exhibited by Andy Dufresne - the protagonist in Frank Darabont’s 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption - and analyzed how they can be used to facilitate successful career development for Information Technology professionals.

Sound crazy? Let’s take a closer look at 5 strategies that helped Dufresne throughout the film and how they can launch your Information Technology career sky high.

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Hot PHP Careers in NYC This Week

Posted by Ben Weiss on Mon, Dec 9, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

As careers expert Miriam Salpeter writes in her recent article ‘Why December is Prime Time for Your Job Search,’ the last month of Q4 can be a dark horse month for new employment for a number of reasons.

With budget planning for 2014 coming to a head, many companies will find some hidden dollars that can be used for new hires before the New Year; hires who are often put on an expedited timeline to fill the seat before January comes around and budget constraints change.

Additionally, competition slows down in December since other job seekers will take their foot off the gas in the name of holiday revelry, enhancing your presence in the talent pool. And of course, with many folks having just collected a bonus, those who were waiting on those checks will now be ready to move, leaving a vacuum you can fill with your candidacy.

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Why Programmers Make Great Rock Stars: An Interview with MartyParty

Posted by Ben Weiss on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 @ 14:12 PM

Flanked by beautiful dancers under bright, neon lights, electronic music producer MartyParty’s stage presence elicits far more imagery of “rock star” than it does “computer scientist.”

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3 Awesome Side Projects From Pro Software Developers

Posted by Ben Weiss on Wed, Dec 4, 2013 @ 14:12 PM

"People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing and it’s totally true. And the reason is because it’s so hard that if you don’t, any rational person would give up." - Steve Jobs

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Infusive Makes Holiday Donations to Typhoon Relief and Local Food Bank

Posted by Ben Weiss on Mon, Dec 2, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

Welcome back from what was hopefully a restful Thanksgiving break. While it’s always great to use the holiday season as time to recharge the batteries, spend time with family or work on side projects, we also love to embrace the season with some tangible giving to those who are less fortunate.

That’s why in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the Infusive team partnered with two noble causes to make a series of donations on behalf of our clients.

The first series of donations went to the Food Bank for New York City, the city’s foremost hunger-relief organization tackling food distribution, nutrition education and income support (food stamps etc.) as part of a mission to end food poverty in the five boroughs.

Being that we’re one of the specialized Information Technology staffing firms in Manhattan, we felt it was important to extend a hand close to home and couldn’t be happier to have aligned our efforts with such a reputable non-profit.

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Why We’re Thankful for Receptionists, Burned Candidates and Street Meat

Posted by Ben Weiss on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 13:11 PM

This piece is exerpted from our full feature published today on Recruiter.com

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, we here at Infusive Solutions (a specialized IT staffing firm in New York City) put our heads together to come up with a list of things for which we’re thankful.

When we first started putting our heads together, there was a lot of generic mush—our clients’ and candidates’ continued support; folks promptly returning voicemails; the ability to help people get to the next level of their careers—stuff that’s obvious and not that interesting.

So we returned to the table and came up with a more unique list of little things that make our lives a lot better every time we step back into the office.

Now we’d like to share them with you. Gobble gobble.

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How to Stay Viable as an On-Premise Windows IT Pro

Posted by Ben Weiss on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 @ 16:11 PM

By: Ben Weiss

 

In a recent Redmond Magazine article, Microsoft-centric blogger MaryJo Foley describes a tangled web of issues for technical professionals who focus on Microsoft products to make their living.

For example, on the development side of the house, Microsoft iced Silverlight in favor of HTML5 and JavaScript to the chagrin of the loyal .NET development community.

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[Interview] How to Become a Microsoft Exchange MVP

Posted by Ben Weiss on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 @ 16:11 PM

There are countless professionals holding Microsoft Exchange careers in New York City and the rest of the world who defy the introverted, pocket-protector stereotype. Jason Sherry, 7-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Exchange, is a leader of the pack.

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