Bill Horvath
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Do I need to be arrogant to get ahead?
115 votes

This is a great question, and last time I checked (which was admittedly a long time ago), the psychological literature doesn't have a definitive answer. So I checked again. The Industrial/...

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Should I own up my own mistake in public?
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19 votes

If you're working in an Agile shop, and you're part of a Scrum Team (or similar arrangement), the team has collective accountability for this kind of thing. You should certainly own up to the mistake ...

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How can we handle overqualified applicants for an entry level position?
15 votes

Selecting people out based on their being overqualified is risky. If you get sued over your choice of employee(s), it'd be awfully hard to defend your selection practices if you're declining people ...

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How does one deal with coding boss writing production code ignoring standards and process?
5 votes

This is a very common problem in small shops; I created the same kinds of issues myself running a software startup back in the day. The key to solving it is education. Whether or not your CEO is ...

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Finding a programming internship as a high school student
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4 votes

This is an interesting question. I used to hire a lot(!) of college interns, and that might be a viable route. I.e., sign up for some college-level classes (some high schools will let you take them ...

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Had interview for Internship - Interviewing Manager seems to be busy
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4 votes

There's no harm in asking. If you went in for an interview, they should have no hesitation telling you where you stand with regards to the hiring process. And if you need internships to graduate, they ...

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How to deal with a remote senior manager not answering to emails of new joiner
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3 votes

This is a difficult situation. I feel for you. To answer your original question: If the company is paying you to sit on your hands for months at a time, you should email the manager advising him or ...

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No contract for a month
2 votes

If C-Level members of the company need to "sync", it's a budget issue - Either they didn't budget for your positions this year, or the company has found itself short of cash they thought they'd have. ...

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How do you tell your manager that your task is a new one
1 votes

I've felt your pain; this is why things like the Agile Manifesto were written. The problem you're facing isn't just the immediate one; it's the culture. That being said, your best approach may be to ...

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How many days after interview to follow up?
1 votes

Often your best bet is to land another interview, which gives you an excuse to call the original interviewer up and say "I'm interviewing for an opportunity at another company on [day] - Can you tell ...

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