Tag Archive: finding talent

5 Best Strategies To Get Your First Programming Job

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Reading Time: 8 minutesA First Programming Job Requires Experience, But… How? A question that aspiring young developers ask me all the time is: How do I get the first programming job that I need to build the experience required by most programming jobs? It appears like a chicken and egg problem. You need…
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The Fallacy of Extreme Tech Interviews

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Reading Time: 6 minutesLife of a software engineer. It must have been more than 15 years ago. I was working as a developer for a company in Seattle. I spent my days writing code, designing technical solutions, leading projects, and interviewing job applicants for engineering positions. I loved my job. The interviewing part…
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6-Step process to hire happy software developers and create fans

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Reading Time: 7 minutesSoftware development interviews don’t have to suck If there was a yearly contest to proclaim the industry with the most abusive interview process, software development would win every year. Interviewers ask candidates to jump through hoops to prove their worthiness. I have been in interviews with me on one side…
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The Economy of Software Development

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Reading Time: 5 minutesMeetings are unpopular In development organizations, software engineers often question why they need to spend time in meetings and tracking their work. They label time spent not coding as “ritualistic overhead”, “agile bureaucracy” and a waste of time. This point of view is natural, as developers learn to write code…
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