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Why didn't they find that much knowledge in me? [closed]

I am a software developer with 5+years of work experience. My background is that I am a not a engineering graduate. But I started my career as a developer trainee and then after 1 year itself, they ...
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Looking to improve technically

I work for a small consultant firm , where I am the only developer(C#, VBA, SQL, etc) along with couple folks who have knowledge of programming. Is there any chance that I can visit some software ...
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Practical Steps to Increase Personal Integrity?

Hoping this isn't too vague. Background: Working in a larger office, I worry how people perceive me. Perception is everything. With so many people, rumors and misinformation spread like wildfire. I ...
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How do companies with “self-managed” employees make HR decisions?

I recently read about Morning Star Tomato. According to this video, their employees are entirely self-managed and contribute to the company in whatever way they see fit. Decisions like equipment ...
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Why can't many teams be self-organized and how to help them to self-organize?

Note: although the question talks about programmers, I imagine it applies as well to many other professions where self-organization is suitable: scientists, visual designers, etc. I remember from my ...
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Interview Question: How would you assess your own performance when working as part of a team?

I recently went for an interview for a job where I would be working as part of a team and I was asked the following question: "How would you assess your own performance when working as part of a team?"...
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Is self-directed training the best way to tackle lack of training in the company? [duplicate]

I am an embedded developer who is undergoing his 4th year in his first workplace. The relationship with the companions is great, and I have no complaints at the moment for work conditions (timetable ...
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I think I am trying but is it good enough? [closed]

I graduated from university less than six months ago, though I consider myself to really be self-taught. Even after getting my current job as a web developer, my company didn't offer any training as ...
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How can I maintain focus on a project? [closed]

As I get older I find it harder to maintain focus on a project. I am self employed and this is very important that I can focus on the project at hand and not get side tracked on less important ...
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Do self-employed also write resumes? [closed]

If I am applying to contract work (mainly UK, Ireland, but would also want to know how things look like in North America), do I need a complete CV like an employee? Updating my CV is bothersome ...
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Research on (or less formal information about) self-directed time

Atlassian has a concept they refer to as ShipIt Days, which are where software developers can spend 24 hours tackling any problem they like. I've also heard this referred to as Innovation days in ...