Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the December 18, 2000 issue of QuintZine.
One of the most daunting aspects of the grad-school admissions process is the personal statement/essay requirement that is part of the application process at most schools. As teachers, we’ve observed major anxiety in our students when it comes to putting these essays together.
An excellent resource to help in the process is EssayEdge. While primarily a paid service, EssayEdge offers users free access to more than 100 admissions essays and recommendation letters accepted by the United States’ top undergraduate, graduate, professional, and scholarship programs. The site also offers a free essay-writing tips page.
The study, by research firm Meta Group, found that US computer professionals worked an average of 45 hours a week this year, an increase of 36 percent from 1999. Working hours rose by 30 percent outside the US.
Even with these extra hours, the high learning curve demanded by projects has affected productivity among technology workers. The average US software developer produced 9,000 lines of code in 1999. This year, the average has fallen by 47 percent to 6,220 lines of code. Read the full story.
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