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Would moving to one of the main cities with User Experience job opportunities help me get hired? [on hold]

I graduated from college last May with a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors and have been seeking a career in UX ever since. Alas, I have had no luck. I am wondering if picking up and moving to a ...
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key questions to ask when moving from a technical to a sales engineer role

I am currently a technical architect at a small software* consulting company. I'm pretty happy with my role but am getting a little burnt out and looking for a change of pace. I'm applying for our ...
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Coding interview question: how to be comfortable enough doing a certain task that naturally wouldn't happen very often?

I get anxiety when doing coding for interviews and questions I normally would be able to complete I get stuck on in interview scenarios. I have read over this question which is about overcoming ...
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Should IT staff employed in non-tech companies receive fewer perks than those in tech companies? [closed]

I am currently hired as an IT worker in an insurance company, which is my first job. I am almost 3 years here (2 years under agency) and pretty happy at the first years because of a good experience I ...
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How do industry hiring managers view academic candidates? [closed]

I'm an early-stage academic (post-doctoral researcher) who is mulling about transitioning to the tech-industry. My reasons for doing so are primarily due to higher pay, decent benefits and predictable ...
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How to get a paid internship in programming [closed]

I'm fairly new to programming and have only written a few basic programs however I learn pretty quickly and have picked up a lot in a short amount of time. My question is how do I convince an employer ...
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How to interview candidates above your understanding?

Our company is growing and so are our IT needs. Problem is, we're all programmers without any hardcore systems/networking experience and I don't feel we could identify the best candidate based on our ...
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How can a manager of technical specialists stay relevant in a field with rapid technological change?

I am a new manager, promoted from within, and spend less and less time doing hands-on work with the technology my subordinates work on. Yet technology changes rapidly in my field. (Imagine I am a web ...
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Tech work culture in the U.S [closed]

Around a year ago, I moved to the U.S with my spouse and we both started working at tech companies here. Coming from a very different country, we were at first surprised at some behaviours we ...
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Intra Department Transfer

Need you help with understanding Intra departmental transfer. I am currently working in Recruitment Dept of an IT company. I did training on SAP Functional area. Now I am interested in moving towards ...
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Why would HR ban asking candidates to read or write code in a programmer interview? [closed]

Our HR (Human Resources) dept. is training us to use behavioral interviewing techniques, in which we focus on asking candidates for software engineering positions how they handled different situations ...
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What programming languages are most 'hire-able'? [closed]

If I'm interested in having the most employment opportunities possible available to me, which 5 programming languages should I learn? I'm interested in possibly working for larger corporate firms as ...
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Programming Languages: Describing on a Resume

I've been looking at this question: As a student, how should programming language familiarity be described on a CV/Resume. I too am a student but I have a bit of a different take on that question. ...
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How should I list my programming technologies on a resume?

I'm updating my resume, and have realized that many programming skills are very brief and abbreviated. My old resumes would list them in a bulleted list, however due to all the new technologies I'm ...
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Is there an effective personal strategy or methodology to stop bringing work issues home?

In my work environment I interact on a daily basis with people who are not as technically strong as they should be. Who do not have the necessary managerial and administrative skills to run teams or ...
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Where is the place of technical people in the big picture as compared to visionaries or business people? [closed]

Dear fellow programmers I'm the CTO and the lead programmer at our start-up. Our CEO came into office with hurry and asked me to reschedule so we can pick a very important customer at the airport. ...
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Is it reasonable to quiz the interviewer during technical interviews?

I am interviewing with a few companies right now as a software developer. Some of them are well known so I have no doubts about the quality of their engineers. Some however, are less well known, or ...
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How to structure a cover letter for new grad positions

Since I am going to graduate in May I have started to apply for different software engineering positions, especially titled with the suffix New Grad. Although my cover letter has already undergone ...
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How do you diplomatically say that something cannot technically be done?

I'm working on the tech side of a company, and the business side sometimes asks for things that cannot be done. Yet, I never want to say "XYZ is impossible". Maybe it's possible but it would take 20 ...
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As a student, how should programming language familiarity be described on a CV/Resume

I am second year Computer Science student and I was going to apply at Microsoft as a Microsoft Student Partner. I am required to create a CV/Resume. Technically I don't have any work experience at ...
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How important are higher degrees in a tech industry? [closed]

How important are higher degrees in a tech industry? Asides the obvious cases of very specialised companies that perform their own high tech research, does having different levels of higher education ...