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I've read some "Where are all the recruiters on LinkedIn and why aren't they contacting me?" posts lately. I've also heard from others complaining that it's a bit too much. This should help everybody.
There are two types of software engineers on LinkedIn: those aggravated by the large volume and poor content of incoming recruiter email, and those who wonder where all those recruiters are that ar...
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From 2013 - People who panic during a difficult interview situation are often the victim of their own improper expectations. You are almost never expected to answer 100% of questions correct. Our society is programmed to think that we must get a certain number of questions correct (say 60-75%) to "pass" - but what if the interview is set up so that a passing grade is 25%? 50%? The article explains more.
A recent blog post Technical Interviews Make Me Cry by Pamela Fox tells the personal tale of a technologist and conference speaker who gets a Skype/Stypi interview for her dream job, becomes stumpe...
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Decided to drop the price of the ebook to $2.99 so college students and grads can save the extra $4.00 - now exclusive to Kindle. So that beer you bought was on us...
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If you've ever asked yourself "What language/tool/etc. should I learn next?", hopefully this will help guide your decision.
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I recently resigned my post as the Philadelphia Area Java Users' Group leader after 15 years of service. I wrote some observations on things I've learned along the way about engineers, those who speak at user groups, and sponsors.
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How much thought do you give to your career and future marketability? "Career Stagnation - Early Detection and Treatment" aims to educate readers on the causes, cures, and detection of career stagnation.
Have you ever been on LinkedIn and stumbled on one of their work anniversary announcements? In case you haven't, they look something like this: The announcements are generated by LinkedIn and typic...
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Ever wonder how agency recruiters review resumes? Here is some insight.
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Most of you will experience a plateau in compensation, usually when it's difficult to determine the difference in market rate between you and someone with +/- n years of experience than you have. This explains the plateau, and potential ways to still increase earnings.
Most extended discussions about the technology industry and software engineering trade eventually find their way to the topics of worker supply and demand, talent shortages (real or otherwise), and...
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For anyone about to embark on a job search in the coming months, our DRM-free ebook "Job Tips For Geeks: The Job Search" is still available for $6.99. 
Job Tips For Geeks: The Job Search - Kindle edition by Dave Fecak. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Job Tips For Geeks: The Job Search.
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Stupid Recruiter Tricks Vol. 1: "Where else are you interviewing?" - Ever wonder why recruiters are so interested in learning where else you are interviewing? Here are some obvious and not so obvious motivations, and what you should know before answering (or not).
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Ever thought to yourself that startups were risky and you wanted more stability than startups can provide? Sure, a startup might not offer as much job security as a Fortune 500, but what about career stability? Overall employability?

This article intends to dispel some myths and expose some truths about those who made their career with smaller companies.
I was recently asked to answer a question on Quora about startups and stability, and as I read some of the other replies I noticed a trend. The question was basically "Would joining a startup be a ...
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Job Tips For Geeks is dedicated to helping software engineers and technical professionals make informed career decisions.  The goal is to provide advice on resumes, interviews, and trends in the job market that are specific to our industry. Subscribe to the blog directly at JobTipsForGeeks.com and follow  @jobtipsforgeeks on Twitter.

In June 2013, the first Job Tips For Geeks ebook was published.  Job Tips For GEEKS: The Job Search is now available DRM-free - see the book page for more on how to order. 

We now offer a Google Helpout, which is a new service that lets us provide personalized advice via live video/audio and screen share (great for resume review). 
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