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How to inspire change as a new employee in a company that's clearly becoming obsolete? [duplicate]

I was hired recently into an old company from the 80s that sells some niche BASIC software, servers, and support for warehousing and fulfillment. My position is the lone programmer in the "new" web ...
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Which personal information should I publish on my website as a resume?

I am planning to develop my own website as part of a (public) resume. I am not sure about the information that I should share on this public space. I guess I'll include the same information which I ...
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My client wants me to work on-site

I'm a web developer, and building an app for one of my clients. The project is kind of big and I hired online freelancers to do javascript and jquery for me. The project has taken a while and now it'...
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156 views

Is it OK to do work related projects involving site ripping while at home? (Contains technical jargon) [closed]

I just need to bring up a minor predicament that I need to discuss related to my job. I was assigned a task that involves removing unnecessary external web service snippets in my work place's web ...
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When to include links in a resume [duplicate]

My comment in another answer sparked a conversation, so I decided to turn it into a question. When, if ever, is it appropriate to include a link in a resume? In particular I'm curious about links to ...
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At the end of contracting work (IT/Programming), what steps need to be taken to protect myself from any technical issues company might have

In particular, I'm interested to know what to do in terms on handing over things like passwords to systems. Should I demand passwords to be changed immediately so that I don't have access? The ...
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New college grad hired as a hardware developer; how do I deal with being told I'm now a Front-End Web developer?

I landed a job that I applied for right out of college. The job listing was for a software developer utilizing C#/Python/C++ and during the interview, it was revealed that the position that I was ...
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1answer
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How to recover from a missing portfolio element?

The situation: I worked freelance from high school as a "web designer" (I'd label myself a front end developer now) for a bad client. Not good, not a client from hell, but overall, it was a bad time. ...
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Should I say in my website that my focus is to study grad school?

I am looking for a job to fill the gap before I go to grad school. I have built a personal website to sell myself better. Currently, at the homepage, I write that my objective is to continue my ...
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Should I mark up my normal rate when using a freelancing site which takes a cut? [closed]

My rate for direct freelancing projects is X. A client has asked me to use Upwork, which takes a 10% cut. Should I increase my rate to X + 11%, putting the overhead on the client, or keep the same ...
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How to add links to websites on a resume [duplicate]

I have user accounts on stackoverflow, project euler, and git hub. How would I add these to a resume as proof that I can program and know what I say I do?
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Doing Inefficient Work vs Eliminating Own Position

I recently started a position as the sole web designer/developer in a company with almost zero experience in the field, resulting in very little oversight or evaluation of my performance in regard to ...
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What qualifications should I get for a web developer/designer job [closed]

I've worked my way up through my current company to a web manager role which I've been doing for around 8 months. This involves project management of custom built ecommerce sites more than actual ...
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2answers
175 views

Appropriate to list personal photography website on resume? [duplicate]

I'm a recent graduate looking for entry level positions relating to front-end web development. I maintain a personal website for my photography, and I was wondering if it would be appropriate to ...
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1answer
294 views

What is my job role title? [closed]

Long story short, I am an IT professional that comes from a web development background. I have recently undertaken a new position as a front end web developer (contract) with a small start up. Upon ...
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2answers
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Web developer in marketing shop: use cube window dressing?

I don't usually bother people with the nitty-gritty of web development, e.g., programming, because nobody cares. The marketing folks just care about the deliverables. However, all of my notes, plans, ...
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2answers
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How do I ask for a job as web developer in USA

I am a student and I moved to a town in USA to work during the summer. I already have a job in a restaurant (in order to get the working visa) here, but since I am a computer science student with 1 ...
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329 views

Being a company's only web person, how should I expect to be treated? [closed]

Thanks for taking the time to potentially help me here. Even if you're not a web designer/developer I think you might be able to offer some advice. I used to work at an ad agency as a webmaster, but ...
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How should I refer to static or client-side websites on a résumé?

In my current job, I've built a number of static, mobile-first, single-page websites. Generally, these sites embed event live streams from YouTube and highlight social media. These sites don't ...
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Business Case for Open Internet Access

I'm a software engineer entering a company that has a history of being strongly authoritarian when it comes to computer, I.T., and networking choices. We have a corporate firewall with lots of filters ...
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3answers
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How do I highlight my best GitHub repos for potential employers? [closed]

I have a few projects on GitHub that I'd like to be readily visible to potential collaborators and employers. But I also have a bunch of of public repos that I've used for one-off document sharing, or ...
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3answers
225 views

Performance statistics to highlight for web dev work on a resume

I recently launched a new Wordpress website for an organization I've been working for, and I'm wanting to update my resume as a result. I know "I made this website" isn't enough - a lot of people I'...
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1answer
323 views

How to Explain Taking the Summer Off? [closed]

We're nearing the summer when internships are crucial for budding developers, and I have yet to receive more than a handful of interviews. I had an internship at a fantastic company last year, but ...
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2answers
229 views

Personal website and interviews [closed]

First of all, I'm sorry if it's not the good SE site for asking this but I think it's relevant. So I'm a young post graduate and I'm going to start my PhD soon. I have that blog/site on WordPress ...
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3answers
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Giving Presentations with live Content from the Web [closed]

I'm working in an internet tech company. So I often have to give presentations where I have to switch between Powerpoint and my browser for a live presentation. Any time I'm switching the audience ...
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2answers
235 views

How to Post Skills Learned at Work on Personal Website

How to Post Skills Learned at Work on Personal Website. In order to do my job, I learn things from people I work with, i.e. how to use Resource Monitor on 2012 R2 to see which computers are ...
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Is an unpaid internship for web development at a startup legitimate?

I'm a new grad of a web design/development certificate course with very little experience and I've begun applying for jobs. I have received interest mostly from places offering internships. I have ...
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1answer
128 views

How much do I need to know before applying for my first front end development job? [closed]

I am trying to fill in the gaps in my front end knowledge with the aim of producing a portfolio demonstrating my skills. I have a number of years doing personal stuff, but only 2 months as an intern ...
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2answers
1k views

What experience are required for junior/entry level positions? [closed]

I have been perusing job adverts but many say nothing about the desired level of experience apart from the tech stack they're looking for. What does junior and entry level mean in terms of skill ...
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2answers
184 views

First Freelance job; 2 Questions - How much do I charge and, is signing an NDA common? [closed]

I am trying to take on my first freelance job to develop an application for a retrofitting company. They want me to build a web application that takes input of existing technology at the institution ...
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2answers
359 views

Dealing with a designer who won't accept feedback

I am a lone web developer in the company maintaining a legacy web application. My job is to maintain this site and implement changes as requested by our web designer. The problem is that the "web" ...
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5answers
243 views

Displaying a corporate website on web portfolio

I am a Web Developer and I just launched a website that I feel shows off my skills/expertise; a perfect site to display on my online web portfolio (available in my profile info). My issue is the ...
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Implementing something your boss has asked for, even if it's potentially a bad idea

For my company we are creating a private portal so the company can log in and get the information about their product from our website. My boss wants it to be that only people logging in from that ...
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2answers
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What should a software engineer's personal web page look like? [closed]

I am in the process of setting up a homepage that both potential employers and colleagues can visit to learn more about me. I have decided to use github.io for this service, it seems pretty flexible ...
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7k views

Can I include a web link in my application materials?

When I prepare my application materials using LaTeX and finally get a PDF file, I am able to insert a hyperlink so that people can click on that word to see my webpage, my online code repository, etc. ...
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How can I make a business case for access to restricted internet sites?

My Company has recently started blocking a great number more websites than it used to and circumventing this is nearly impossible. I think it is completely reasonable for a company to block social ...
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How much do interviewers look into your websites/blogs? [duplicate]

I have a website that establishes my creditals, passion, and attempts to create a conversation about the previous projects that I've worked on. From my personal experience I've never had an ...
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3answers
328 views

Is it normal to list contractors on a corporate website?

A company that I previously worked for (full/part-time) is wanting to list me as a contractor on their website. I built the website originally and they wanted to have an area with a name and picture ...
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2answers
787 views

How will you make a webdeveloper resume in 2012? [closed]

It's been a while since the last time I updated my resume. Now it's time to give it a refresh, but even if I have a strong experience and I worked recently on many big projects my resume "feels" ...
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1k views

Why do companies list jobs on other sites but not on their own site?

Sometimes I run across jobs on Monster and other similar sites that look really good, and they're listed for companies that are good companies that I'm familiar with. However, when I go to the company ...
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Productivity level and access to “distracting websites” at work

There have been many mentions about employees wasting a lot of their time at work visiting Facebook, YouTube and other "distracting websites", thus making their productivity suffer. Some companies ...