Hadoop: 7 Elementary Questions Answered

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Q: Where did the crazy Hadoop name come from? A: It is the name of a pet elephant belonging to one of the Founder’s sons. In 2002 Doug Cutting (the one with the son and the elephant) was working at Internet Archive (a non-profit digital library with a mission of universal access to all knowledge)… Read more »

Job Hoppers – To Hire or Not to Hire?

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A 2014 CareerBuilder study found that 43% of employers won’t consider a candidate who’s had short tenures with several employers. Why? 74% of those candidates won’t stay with a firm longer than two years. But a firm policy of ruling out all job hoppers isn’t keeping pace with the times. The American workforce was 36%… Read more »

“I Quit!” Do You Have a Resignation Transition Plan?

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Accepted a new job? Check. Ready to relocate? Check. Transition plan in place? Ummmm…What transition plan? How well you handle the exit from your current company is a measure of your level of professionalism. Word of an effective transition could even reach your new company. Word of a bad exit definitely will. Take the high… Read more »

Job Seeker or Hiring Manager – How to Find a Great Recruiter

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A great recruiter can make your job search or filling your hiring need far easier than going it alone. If you’ve worked with the same recruiter throughout your career or for other openings, they will know your expectations and exceptions without you telling them. The openness that comes from working together over time will pay… Read more »