If it's on your resume, they will ask you about it.

I recently read an HR article called "How to Tell When a Candidate is Lying on His or Her Resume." I thought this title was a bit harsh. I've dealt with hundreds and hundreds of candidates—and although some have leaned toward exaggerating their skills or experiences a bit (a practice I don't recommend) I rarely […]

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Software Estimation

Software development estimation. There, I said it. It's like discussing politics or religion at a social gathering. Too controversial. Too inflamed. It's one of those third rails of software development. Be careful if you touch it—you may get shocked. What makes this topic such a hot button one? For one thing, it seems like developers […]

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Workshops Deliver Significant Value to Software Development Managers

On Wednesday, September 30, Stout Systems presented the third in a series of workshops designed for the “Accidental or Reluctant Software Development Manager”—someone who has been thrust into the role of managing a development team due to their domain expertise and/or technical acumen, but often against their wishes and with no formal training in the […]

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Finding Hidden Job Postings

We're all familiar with going to Dice, Craigslist, Indeed, and CareerBuilder while searching for our next technical position. But many companies are not in a hurry to post their openings to these sites because when they do they are inundated with far more resumes than they can comfortably process. As such, they will often start […]

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Tips for Finding (and Landing) Your Next Technical Career Opportunity

Do you know how to find attractive opportunities, before they are widely known to others? Is your resume updated? Does your resume resonate with today's hiring managers? Does your resume set you apart from the crowd? Is your "interview readiness" good enough to seize unexpected opportunities quickly? Does your social media presence help you or hinder […]

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