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Programming Language Job Trends Part 2 – August 2014

In part 1 of the programming language job trends, we reviewed Java, C++, C#, Objective C, and Visual Basic. In today’s installment, we will review trends for PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and ...
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Programming Language Job Trends Part 1 – August 2014

It is time for the August edition of the programming language job trends! The response to the language list changes was definitely positive, so things will be stable for this edition. ...
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The Full-Time Developer ‘Curse’

Some time ago I wrote an article with my advice to (junior) developers about their career.  One of the things I explained was that by the word “young” I meant all developer who feel ...
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How to Negotiate Your Salary

I’m often surprised how many software developers neglect to do any salary negotiations at all or make a single attempt at negotiating their salary and then give up and take whatever ...
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But I’m negotiable

I review many emailed job applications each week that include a salary expectation, usually in the form of “seeking $X,000 per year“. Some continue with a phrase that has ...
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The Experience Paradox–How to Get a Job Without Experience

One of the most difficult things about becoming a software developer, is the experience paradox of needing to have a job to get experience and needing to have experience in order to ...
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How to Evaluate Job Offers

At some point in a career, many will be in a position to decide between multiple job offers from different companies – or at worst having to decide between accepting a new job or ...
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Do Software Developers Really Need Degrees?

When I first started out my career as a software developer, I didn’t have a degree. I took my first real job when I was on summer break from my first year of college. By the time ...
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So You Want to Use a Recruiter Part III – Warnings

This is the final installment in a three-part series to inform job seekers about working with a recruiter. Part I was “Recruit Your Recruiter” and Part II was “Establishing ...
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So You Want to Use a Recruiter Part II – Establishing Boundaries

This is the second in a three-part series to inform job seekers about working with a recruiter. Part I was “Recruit Your Recruiter” and Part III is “Warnings” Once you have ...
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