Brandon
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Is it better to invest energy in curating an online resume (LinkedIn, StackOverflow Careers) or a Word document?
11 votes

I think it's becoming much more prevalent that recruiters are starting to rely on online profiles - they're starting to realize that the second you send over a Word document to them, it starts to get ...

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Should I file my checklists as documentation?
6 votes

I had kind of the same situation at my previous employer. I ended up just starting to write up in our wiki each time I had a new non-trivial support issue I had to deal with. It was somewhat ...

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Are technical assessments appropriate for interviews?
2 votes

I've seen it done a couple of different ways - recruiters asking me to go take a BrainBench exam and having to do hands-on exercises at an interview. IMO, seeing someone code / whiteboard / design ...

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How best to indicate that I've been the "go-to person" on a resume
1 votes

Why not just use Technical Lead? If it's not a real promotion, just put it in quotes. Specify that you've acted as the technical resource for the team in your job duties description section.

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When should I bring up pay rate when scouting a job opportunity?
1 votes

Usually, you can get at least a yes or no from the hiring manager (or internal recruiter) as to whether the salary is going to be in the range you're envisioning. Make sure that you give a range (and ...

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Can I trust employers that make the first move?
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I got my current position at a great company from a "cold call". I had submitted my resume to them ~3 years ago when looking for work and got a call about 6 months ago based on that. I think as with ...

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How could I maintain a flex agreement when my boss moves on?
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That's pretty typical for managerial or supervisor positions. It's not as big of a deal for normal developers or even lead positions, but once there's an HR component involved (you do reviews, hiring ...

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