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For those of you looking for some additional help with career advice and job search, Job Tips For Geeks is now offering live personal support and conversation via Google Helpouts. Helpouts connects you to me via video/audio (Google Hangout) and allows screen sharing as well which is perfect for live resume review and collaboration. 
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Part II in the "So You Want to Use a Recruiter" series is about setting boundaries with the recruiter to protect yourself and your time.
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Our all-time most popular post, "Why You Make Less Money", gives some explanations as to why some in our industry earn more than others. There are always some exceptions, but it's valuable to know potential reasons for disparities.
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Stuck in a career rut? Most have been at some point. "How To Level Up" gives some advice on strategies to help with career progression.
I regularly hear from and read about technologists in a career rut. Unless one is both lucky and adept at predicting the future, experiencing some temporary stall can happen to professionals at any...
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"Why Hire Older Engineers" - some reasons you may not have thought about.
Another day, another article about age and technology. The comments of these articles usually escalate into some generational war played out with mythology and anecdotes regarding relative energy l...
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Companies that can't match salary offers of the big shops need to find areas where they can compete and express those advantages to candidates. Talent doesn't always go to the highest bidder. Discuss (possibly) on Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7300388
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Third and final installment of "So You Want to Use a Recruiter" - this one provides warnings when working with a recruiter.
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I read some articles this week about people wanting to work with recruiters but didn't know how to get things started. This is the first in a 3 part series "So You Want to Use a Recruiter", and it's about identifying and evaluating someone to work with. 
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The term "Job Hopper" gets thrown about in our industry, but those that make positive job moves are not stigmatized as one might think. The industry has changed significantly over the years, and How I Learned To Appreciate Job Hoppers explains the transition in attitudes.
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A departure for Job Tips For Geeks - This is a profile of  Egor Homakov,  and some may remember him being involved with a GitHub/Rails vulnerability that was exposed very publicly. I think (hope) there is some value to other programmers to read a unique career profile of someone like Homakov. Enjoy.
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"How To Succeed in Software Without a CS Degree" - ways to get in, and things to avoid, for non-CS degree holders
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At some point in your career you may receive a counteroffer. Much of what we think we know about counteroffer comes from recruiters, who never benefit from a counteroffer. This article exposes the recruiter's script and provides reasons why to always consider the source when being given career advice.
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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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