Using the “Do you have any questions?” Question / “But I’m Negotiable…” / 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
Why Technical Resumes Need a Profile (because we’re dumb) / 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
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
Independent Contracting – How to Get There / Job Security, Career Stability and Employability for Startups / Career Stagnation: Early Detection and Treatment / Exploding Job Offers and Multiple Offer Synchronization / How to Get a Job in a Different City / Who Needs Side Projects? / How to Evaluate Job Offers / 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
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?