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Interview Tips

How to Prevent Crying During Your Technical Interview / How to (Partially) Control Your Technical Interview / “I Dunno” – Recovering From a Botched Technical Interview Answer, Post Mortem Tips To Overcome Ageism in Hiring as a Software Professional / What If We ____ Like We Hire Programmers? What Questions Are Appropriate? / Interview Prep For Geeks / TALK!  It’s an Interview, Not an Interrogation /Blind Dating For Geeks:  Questions To Ask (and when to ask them) During Interviews / Why You Didn’t Get The Job /How Employers Measure Passion in Software Engineering Candidates

Résumé Tips

Don’t Make Me Read Your Resume (How to Apply to Jobs) / Why Your Résumé is Ten Pages / Why You Didn’t Get The Interview / Why You Didn’t Get The Interview, Part II / Tips To Overcome Ageism in Hiring as a Software Professional / How Employers Measure Passion in Software Engineering Candidates

Technology

The Future:  Polyglot Programmers / How Hackers Choose Tools (thoughts on Paul Graham’s “Java’s Cover”) / Lessons From A JUG Talk With Eric ‘ESR’ Raymond / Advice From A JUG Leader – Learn A Different Language / Advice From A JUG Leader II – Debate Breakdown Things Great Engineers (almost) Never Say

General Career

How to Level Up / How Ben Accidentally Became a Developer / How I Learned To Appreciate Job Hoppers / Counteroffers, Secrecy, and Fear / How to Succeed in Software Without a CS Degree / Homakov: Story of a White Hat / Why You are Overpaid / Would You Hire the CS Class of ’04 Today? / Boot Camps, MOOC’s and Jobs: A How-To For Fresh Devs / How and Why to Backdoor Into Jobs / Hiring Indicators, OSS, and the Value of GitHub / Hello World! What Every CS Student Should Know About the First Job / How to Network Less for Geeks / Salary Negotiation for Geeks / Why You Can’t Work for Google / Why You Took The Wrong Job / When To Leave Your Programming Job / Job Hopping for Geeks / Alternative Jobs For Bored Web/App Developers / Rethink Career Path / Why You Make Less Money / The Engineer’s Engineer / The Stigma of Tech Certifications (and their real value) / The Dangers of Book Learnin’ / Enterprisey Developers, Acronyms, and Discrimination / A Guide to Lifelong Employability for Tech Pros / Geek Independents Letter to ’12 Grads – How To Pick A Job And Mentor / Stop Crapping On Startups / I Heard That Company Was Horrible (three years ago) – Truth In Company Reputation / To The Programmer’s, On Programmers’ Day

Ageism/Overqualification

Tips to Overcome Ageism in Hiring as a Software Professional / Overqualified is Overdiagnosed

Recruiting and Hiring

So You Want To Use a Recruiter Part I: Recruit Your Recruiter / So You Want To Use a Recruiter Part II: Establishing Boundaries / So You Want To Use a Recruiter Part III: Warnings / Why Hire Older Engineers / When You Can’t Compete on Salary: Tech Talent on a Budget / Would You Hire the CS Class of ’04 Today? / Recruiter Job Posts, Explained / LinkedIn Spam (?) and Recruiters:  A Guide for Geeks / Recruiters are Pretty (and how to find one) / Indicators of Talent and Heuristics For Software Engineers / Why The Recruiter Didn’t Call You Back / Why You Scared Off The Ninja / Why Recruiters Suck, And What You Can Do About It / How To Disrupt Technical Recruiting – Hire An Agent How To Disrupt Technical Recruiting II – So You Want Ari Gold?

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