Edge Cases: A Persistent Dilemma

One of the first “lessons learned” for novice programmers is that the time required to program the typical usage scenarios can be fairly accurately estimated, but the time required for […]

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Swooping on Candidates

The pandemic had a chilling effect on hiring in many industries. Even hiring for computer professionals went on a pause. But since about February 2021, hiring has come roaring back. […]

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5 Signs You Should Fire Your Recruiter

Using outside recruiters can be a life-saver for an over-extended HR department. But let’s be honest - sometimes they don’t add anything of value, and they can even make your […]

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Being Concise, Complete, and Compelling in Your Interview

Concise, complete, and compelling have been highlighted as three characteristics of good speech. If you think about it, they also apply perfectly to good interviewing! Let’s look at each one […]

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Resume Writing for Technology Professionals

Before you dive into this article, keep in mind that my recommendations are for resume writers who are technology professionals. I’ve read thousands upon thousands of technology resumes—but wouldn’t have […]

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Estimation and Scheduling Tips for Beginners

Let’s start with this statement: You cannot accurately estimate anything you haven’t done before.     If I asked you to estimate how long it would take you to make […]

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So You Want to be a Consultant? Part 2: Marketing, Promotion & Sales Hats

Most people focus on the work that they would do when considering whether they should pursue consulting as a career. Am I a good enough engineer or project manager or […]

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So You Want to be a Consultant? Part 1: Administrative Hats

Most people focus on the work that they would do when considering whether they should pursue consulting as a career. Am I a good enough engineer or project manager or […]

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Consulting - Is It Right for You?

Consulting can look extremely attractive—set your own schedule, earn more money, pick and choose the projects you work on… But is it right for you? Take our (very unscientific) quiz […]

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Top 5 Ways to Attract and Retain Tech Talent

It’s a fiercely competitive labor market right now, especially for technical talent. Many companies worry that because they cannot match the wages on offer from other firms, they won’t be […]

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