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Career advice for programmery people
Career advice for programmery people

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There are nuances to negotiating in a contract-to-hire (CTH, C2H) setting that differ from other employment scenarios. It's important to understand agency incentives during these conversations.

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If you think Thank You notes are just about gratitude, you're doing it wrong. This post tells what to write (and why) in order to improve your chances of getting a job offer.

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The appearance of desperation during a job search creates two problems for the job seeker - it hurts their general appearance as a candidate, and it negatively impacts negotiation capability. Here are some tips on how to avoid being perceived as a desperate job seeker.

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Anyone looking for something to do this afternoon? I'm doing an AMA style WebEx for +DZone, Inc. at 2pm Eastern time today (less than an hour away). Come ask a question.

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Get fired? It happens. The key is damage control. Here is a list of do's and don'ts

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What determines an accomplishment worth mention on a resume, and how do we write it? Here's how to brag.

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Anecdotal questions should be expected in interviews, and improvisation is dangerous.

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There are a handful of questions you KNOW will be asked in an interview. Being unprepared for those is inexcusable - prepare for those first, and then spend time prepping for the novel tech questions.

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If you think "the worst they can say is no" when you apply too soon for a job, you're partially right. But there's more to it than that.

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Does your resume use the word 'expert' anywhere? You may want to reconsider, even if you feel the claim is accurate.
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