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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Did I Just Receive a Low-Ball Salary Offer?

A low-ball salary offer is one that’s way below your minimum acceptable level.  I want to present two real-life examples of our candidates receiving what could have looked like low-ball […]

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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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How to Survive Being "Hit by a Bus"

I'm not sure where it came from or how it started, but that's the euphemism we use. As in, "Can we still deploy if Joe is hit by a bus?" […]

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Think Beyond Binary: Attract & Retain Top Technical Talent (Free Webinar)

September 28 at 4:00pm EST - Stout Systems is presenting a free webinar that will help your company attract and retain top technical talent. Topics include: How to write a job advertisement that will attract […]

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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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Virtual Interviews - Tips for Managers and Candidates

Virtual Interviews—Tips for Managers and Candidates A variety of circumstances drive managers in the direction of the virtual interview: When the team members that will be involved in the hiring […]

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