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Listing short but relevant work experience on resume

I'm updating my resume and would like to emphasize a short but relevant work experience from 3 years ago (web development), which was followed by a year of work outside my usual competence area (c++) ...
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Manager vs IC role [closed]

I am an engineer and worked as an individual contributor for msot of my career and is something I enjoyed doing. Last year though I took up a new job where I became a lead - now have ppl reporting to ...
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How do I request for additional softwares for development? [duplicate]

I'm working as Senior Software Developer and my company mainly deals in financial services sector. That's why high level security is implemented in our system and we cannot install any software (...
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Full Stack Developer?

I am an intermediate level .NET developer and had been recently just looking at some job postings on various websites. One thing common I find is companies looking for "Full Stack .NET Developer". ...
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How can I search for recruiters that will work with Entry Level developers? [closed]

I'm an entry level C#/Java+Android developer and I cannot find a technical recruiting agency that will take on somebody at my level to match them with one of their clients. I have no idea how to find ...
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How to communicate in your portfolio that code has been modified since you deployed it?

It is inevitable that as a web developer, you publish a site and then someone else takes over updating and editing the site. How do you say in your portfolio, that you are responsible for the code up ...
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Letting employees choose their own IDE [closed]

I manage a team of developers and am evaluating the company's development standards in preparation for some new employees. Previously the tools we used have been pretty industry standard (e.g. Visual ...
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Is speed or quality more important? [closed]

I graduated from school for computer science. In school, I would code, and it was horrible. Then I would rewrite my code, and it was better, but still not great. Then I would rewrite it a third time, ...
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How to deal with coworker undoing my (dev) commit

I'm a developer who recently got switched to a project that has been run single-handedly by a co-worker for a few years. The following has happened more than once: My co-worker will go straight to ...
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As a recent graduate with limited experience, is the company name or the work more important on a CV? [closed]

If I change my job, what matters for my next employer : The projects I have undertaken / technology(s) I have worked upon. Or the name of the current company (which might be a very small company).
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Breaking news of applying for a department transfer to current boss

I have decided that I would like to be part of a new team that is being created within my current work place. What is the kindest way to break this news to my current boss? I have nothing against my ...
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How to move into a development career with no formal programming education, but lots of informal experience [closed]

I am becoming extremely frustrated and I don't know if my current situation is common or if I am doing something wrong. A little on my background: I am a technical person by nature. I moonlighted on ...
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Programming in C on a whiteboard in interviews [duplicate]

I'm in for my first programming interview ever having done a Ph.D. in CS and previously only worked in academic positions. Therefore, I have a question about interviews at places like Google etc. I've ...
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Are junior developers supposed to take the initiative in their training? [closed]

I've been working as a Junior Developer for a while and I'm relatively happy with my job. What troubles me is that no one seems to bother with me unless I demand it. I mean they don't give me work ...
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How does a web developer showcase their work in a portfolio? [closed]

I am a coder and I'm encountering a challenge: To show a portfolio. If you are a designer you can show visual designs, a graphic designer can have a paper portfolio. Could a developer have a ...
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How to get paid as remote developer working from Venezuela? [closed]

Here in Venezuela We have a severe currency exchange control set by the government since 2003. This means that buying and selling any foreign currency freely is not 100% legal and is controlled by the ...
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What is the impact of accepting the shift of role from a core developer to a white box tester? [closed]

I am C# and .net developer with about 5 years of experience. I'm considering the shift of my role from a core developer to a white box tester. What would be the impact on my career as developer? In ...
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How can I tell if a job applicant has the right technical skills? [closed]

I recently held a couple of interviews with possible candidates for a possition as "software developer", and in order to get a sense of their technical skills and way of reasoning, I gave them a small ...
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What can I conclude about poorly performing interview candidates?

I recently held interviews of two offshore C# programmers (from India). Both interviews went reasonably well until I gave them a minor programming challenge to be solved in collaboration with me. On a ...
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Is possible company will let go background check

I have been employed by my company for 5 months now as a developer and they have a client that asked to have every employee with access to customer data checked with a background check. They are ...
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As a developer, how can I ask for more freedom when confronted with a tight IT security policy?

I've just joined a new company of around 100 employees, 15 of which are developers (including myself). A very frustrating aspect of the job is the IT security policy. As developers we need access to ...
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Resign or stay? Resign during probation or wait and give 3 months notice [closed]

I am an iOS developer in London. Probation review: for them I successfully passed the probation. I asked for a raise, as for the market I deserve more, and the answer was You are really good and ...
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Should contract front-end developers have their own laptops and know how to set up environments? [closed]

I've been a contract front-end developer in London for over a year now but I spent 9 months with the same company so I've not worked in that many different places. How often are font-end developers ...
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What would be items for Developer's Guide for a workplace? [closed]

I am the team lead (not manager) for a new group of developers, all recent hires, and we are hiring more. I'd like to write up a kind of guideline for us as a team, and for new developers coming in ...
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I am happy with my job but do they know what they are doing..? [closed]

I am working for a big IT company as Web developer and it's my dream job. However there's one problem - they hire me for a .NET position knowing that I was not a .NET developer, and to make matters ...
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Code Tests as part of the interview [duplicate]

Recently I applied to a company that I was really excited to work for. They, like many other companies, gave me a simple take home code challenge. I made sure all my code was clean, had comments, ...
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Should I take time off and learn or get a job and learn more slowly? [closed]

I have a confusing question. I have been working as a front end developer for almost 5 years now, for a few of the high-traffic well known websites in the market. I have an in-depth knowledge of full ...
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What constitutes relevant and marketable work experience?

I want to build up my resume, being able to claim more marketable experience, but my current position at work does not afford me the opportunities to move in the direction that I'm interested in. ...
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Finding a new job after being let go

At the beginning of April I started a job at a company developing responsive web software in PHP. It was for an entry level position and they told me they understood that I didn't have much experience ...
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Why interviewers ask algorithm questions even if job position doesn't require such knowledge?

I have seen lot of interviewers asking advance algorithm and data structure questions while job doesn't require any knowledge of them. It is true for a lot of times so why interviewers ask such ...
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Give demo/snapshot site rather than actual site in web developer resume

Is this OK or less preferred? Sometimes the site that I developed before was not longer live or had new design. Is it good to still keep a snapshot of the site or give the demo site with my personal ...
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Are there things that simply cannot be self-taught in software development unless working in a group? [closed]

I understand that there are things in software development that cannot be learned in school, even in a CS degree. As discussed, for example here, these include things like best practices, design ...
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Should I focus on skills or achievements when submitting resumes to an unrelated field?

I am currently a entry-level developer in the healthcare industry, but would prefer to step out of a technical role and into more of an analyst role. Most of my achievements are technical/software ...
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How can I say I learned from a well managed team?

My team at my current company is very well managed, with proper use of Agile, Git, Grunt, code review culture. I want to say that it is a good team where I learned these skills at, without bragging, ...
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What regard do hiring managers have for similar degrees?

I graduated college about 3 years ago. I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems with a focus on Web Development. I chose this degree as it focused on Web Dev and was available ...
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Liability for company development equipment [closed]

I'm two months into a job as a software developer, building mobile apps. I received a new desktop a few days ago, value around US$1K. Today the company asked me to sign an 'Asset Lending Agreement' (I ...
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What is true contracting work [closed]

I've done some freelance work in the past but mainly got it through a friend. I would consider this "true" contracting. I was given the requirements of the project, made an estimate, billed my hours,...
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Is it possible to work part-time as a software developer? [duplicate]

I've been working full-time for 12 years as a programmer in the video game industry. Although I still enjoy programming, my focus has gradually shifted to my various interests in life, and today I ...
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Graduate Software Developer Salary and negotiating power [closed]

I've successfully navigated the job market and landed myself a graduate position for a junior developer job. I'm about to start working at an organisation which offers a base salary of ~$48K(AUD). ...
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How should I adjust my interview questions for female candidates?

I did a few interviews in the last 3 months to expand our team of developers. I am a mid-level developer so I am always the second person present (+ PM or a senior dev). Until now, all candidates ...
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How to apply for full time telecommute developer positions?

I've been a successful telecommuter as an contractor in an application developer role on a random basis. Usually contractors aren't allowed this opportunity, but I've always been able to deliver ...
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How to influence in a very process oriented, top down, environment? [closed]

I find it hard to adjust to the top down decision making from management where I work. One example: I have raised my interest in moving to a different team a handful times, but management sometimes ...

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