This Week’s Most Popular Stories

For your reading pleasure, here are the stories most read by your fellow Dice users this week.

  • Old Axe stuck in a chopping block with splintersDelving into IBM’s Layoff Numbers: When you don’t know which departments will be hit with a layoff, look at the revenue-light or money-losing divisions.
  • Tech Unemployment Numbers Hint at Demand for Women: For the past three consecutive months, the unemployment rate for women in IT has been lower than that of men, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • 5 Steps to Becoming a Business Analyst: Laura Brandenburg, owner of the website, is known for offering highly valuable information on becoming a business analyst. Community Guide Steve Gara asked her to provide this article on five steps to becoming a BA.
  • What to Do When You Don’t Know the Answer: Blogger Gayle Laakmann McDowell talked before about why it’s good to tell your interviewer when you already know the solution to a problem. But what happens when you don’t know the answer? What do you do then?
  • 5 Things to Learn About Computer Science Degrees: Computer science degrees come with a common misconception, which often discourages students from pursuing a degree: They’ll turn you into an isolated code cruncher. That’s not really the case.


One Response to “This Week’s Most Popular Stories”

  1. Speaking of “Popular Stories”, I’d sure like to know how that’s determined. Also like to know how you come up with “Top Stories on Dice”. It’s certainly not based on the number of comments. Seemingly those highly commented stories about immigration, outsourcing, and H-1B Visas gets buried.

    Not enough attention is being given to the highly critical problem w/ those age 50+ and long-term unemployment. Wished there were more stories about older folks finding IT jobs or starting their own biz.