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How to pass a programming interview - Triplebyte Blog
I fundamentally do not believe that good programmers should have to learn special interviewing skills to do well on interviews. But the status quo is what it is. We’re working at Triplebyte to change this.
career  interview  jobs  programming 
6 weeks ago by whip_lash
You want HOW MANY years experience?!
This is a handy tool for tech recruiters who ask for fifteen years experience in technologies that have only existed for three months.
career  humor  technology 
8 weeks ago by whip_lash
Online Resume Builder: Build Your Perfect Resume Now! Just 5 Minutes
Use Zety's online resume builder app. Follow expert advice. Build your perfect resume in minutes. Download, apply, and start getting more interviews!
job_search  resume_builder  resume  career  job 
11 weeks ago by whip_lash
Job Promotion Is a Trap – Lifehacks for Developers by Eduards Sizovs
Even if you have a good job, attend job interviews often. At least 3 times in a year. I also recommend setting up a reminder.
january 2019 by whip_lash
While I am learning Python, what else should I be learning to supplement my resume? : learnpython
Yes, pick up Git as fast as you can, you want the basics of working in a repo to be muscle memory; learn as much of the standard library as you can, I'd tend to say re, itertools, sqlite3, and subprocess are all going to give solid return on time invested. As are support modules like logging and argparse, both of which you're going to be seeing a lot of. Try to develop solid chops writing and running unit tests, it's very helpful to know unittest for that.

Outside of Python try and be at least conversationally familiar with concepts like Agile Development, Continuous Integration/Deployment and Test Driven Development, as in you've read the Wikipedia entries on those terms and know some of the bywords. You'll find that's going to help with getting through the filter screen of first pass HR people.
python  career  jobs  development  software 
january 2019 by whip_lash
Python interview questions. Part III. Senior
We all know that senior is not just a technical role that bound with years of experience and knowledge about his tools, they also have mentoring skills, some management skills in order to measure tasks and their time, and they tend to have some architecture skills etc. My questions here is only for technical side of Python senior developers.
interview  python  career  jobs  development  programming 
december 2018 by whip_lash
So Good They Can't Ignore You
Newport defines what he calls ‘The Career Capital Theory of Great Work’:

The traits that define great work are rare and valuable. Specifically, desireable jobs are creative, allow you to create large impact, and give you control over your work and life.
Consequently, supply and demand indicates that you need to offer rare and valuable skills in return. These rare and valuable skills are what Newport refers to as your career capital.
business  career 
september 2018 by whip_lash
Engineering career development at Khan Academy | Khan Academy Engineering
We’ve previously shared our Engineering Principles. Today we’re releasing our Engineering Career Development guide.
career  development  engineering 
july 2018 by whip_lash
Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent - The New York Times
To bring in new A.I. engineers, companies like Google and Facebook are running classes that aim to teach “deep learning” and related techniques to existing employees. And nonprofits like and companies like, founded by a former Stanford professor who helped create the Google Brain lab, offer online courses.
ai  career 
april 2018 by whip_lash
Lessons from 3,000 technical interviews… or how what you do after graduation matters way more than where you went to school – blog
But, even with that, I’d be hard pressed to say that completing great online CS classes isn’t going to help you become a better interviewee, especially if you didn’t have the benefit of a rigorous algorithms class up until then. Indeed, a lot of the courses we saw people take focused around algorithms, so it’s no surprise that supplementing your preparation with courses like this could be tremendously useful. Some of the most popular courses we saw were:
career  interview  interviews  learning 
february 2018 by whip_lash
29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview | Thrive Global
Amy Hoover, president of TalentZoo, says there's another reason you should always prepare questions. "It's expected — and if you don't ask at least two questions, you will appear disinterested, or worse, less intelligent and engaged than a prospective employer would like."
career  interview 
february 2018 by whip_lash
How I took a break from Job Searching and let Python do it for me.
If only I could do this entire chore of going through each and every job title, job description and eliminating unsuitable ones and consolidating the right ones in one place. Well, yes I can, with Python.
python  jobs  career 
january 2018 by whip_lash
Can you trust your recruiter to get you the highest salary possible?
Tell your recruiter you prefer to handle the salary part of the discussion, and that you aren’t comfortable sharing your salary information. If that’s a problem for them, find a different recruiter.
career  jobs  negotiation  salary 
january 2018 by whip_lash
10 common mistakes aspiring/new pentesters make – PentesterLab
Reversing and writing exploits are amazing things to do and you should definitely look into these two domains. However, if you want to break into infosec and score your first job, you need to be good at web (and mobile and network to a lesser extend) security. Most pentesting companies have a lot of their workload composed of web testing and this is not going to change in the next few months. Furthermore, they also have seniors people who are dying to do more research and will probably have priority on all the reversing/exploit writing jobs. So if you want to increase your likelihood of getting hired, you need to become a gun at web pentesting.

pentest  jobs  career 
january 2018 by whip_lash
Male Fear of False Accusations Is Irrational · Baron Schwartz's Blog
If the rate of false accusation is about 4 percent, same as every other crime, and 1 in 4 women make true accusations, a bit more than 1 in 96 men will be the victim of false accusations that essentially ruin their life. Calling this irrational and sexist is essentially unacceptable.
sexism  career 
october 2017 by whip_lash
The Engineer/Manager Pendulum –
The best frontline eng managers in the world are the ones that are never more than 2-3 years removed from hands-on work, full time down in the trenches. The best individual contributors are the ones who have done time in management.

And the best technical leaders in the world are often the ones who do both. Back and forth.  Like a pendulum.
career  development  management 
august 2017 by whip_lash
What I Hear When You Tell Me Your Company Doesn’t Do Meetings
Who is running this meeting?
What is the output of this meeting?
Who are the right people to produce that output?
How are we going to get to that output?
meetings  psychology  career  culture 
august 2017 by whip_lash
Not So Much 'New York Poor' as 'Pittsburgh Rich' - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
Pittsburgh didn’t become a destination for young adults because the city followed Richard Florida’s script. Pittsburgh became a destination because it zigged when Florida zagged. Better to be Pittsburgh rich than New York poor.
career  economics  cities 
june 2014 by whip_lash
Job Interviews, Like Dating, Are an Exercise in Irrationality | In Their Own Words | Big Think
The solution is from time to time to hire people you don’t think would work out. 
interview  career 
september 2013 by whip_lash
So your management fails at IT, huh? - Everything Sysadmin
Second, it is important that we don't try to 'save' companies that are intrinsically bad at IT management. I say this not as a joke and I don't say it lightly. If you feel a company is incurably bad at IT, it makes the world a better place for that company to go out of business.
management  sysadmin  career 
september 2013 by whip_lash
Why U.S. IT jobs aren't coming back | Adventures in IT - InfoWorld
And IT (as well as finance and HR) face another job-destroying trend, Hackette says: increased automation. "Full transactional process automation and enablement of self-service options will eventually eliminate much HR, IT, finance, and procurement work altogether and will continue to be the most sustainable strategy for structural efficiency improvement," the report says. So at some point, Indian and other offshore IT workers will go through what U.S. and European ones are now.
career  jobs 
november 2010 by whip_lash
Management Entrance Exam | eigenmagic
Anyway, here’s a quick sketch of the sorts of things I’d like to see on a management entrance exam
career  management 
november 2010 by whip_lash
Corporate psychology: How to tell when your boss is lying | The Economist
Deceptive bosses, it transpires, tend to make more references to general knowledge (“as you know…”), and refer less to shareholder value (perhaps to minimise the risk of a lawsuit, the authors hypothesise). They also use fewer “non-extreme positive emotion words”. That is, instead of describing something as “good”, they call it “fantastic”. The aim is to “sound more persuasive” while talking horsefeathers.
business  career  employment  fraud  psychology 
august 2010 by whip_lash
The Disadvantages of an Elite Education: an article by William Deresiewicz about how universities should exist to make minds, not careers | The American Scholar
In short, the way students are treated in college trains them for the social position they will occupy once they get out. At schools like Cleveland State, they’re being trained for positions somewhere in the middle of the class system, in the depths of one bureaucracy or another. They’re being conditioned for lives with few second chances, no extensions, little support, narrow opportunity—lives of subordination, supervision, and control, lives of deadlines, not guidelines. At places like Yale, of course, it’s the reverse. The elite like to think of themselves as belonging to a meritocracy, but that’s true only up to a point. Getting through the gate is very difficult, but once you’re in, there’s almost nothing you can do to get kicked out. Not the most abject academic failure, not the most heinous act of plagiarism, not even threatening a fellow student with bodily harm—I’ve heard of all three—will get you expelled.
career  education  intelligence  culture 
july 2010 by whip_lash
12 Indirect Job Interview Questions & What They Really Reveal
Today, we explore twelve common indirect questions that employers often ask and the motivation behind them.
interview  jobs  career  business 
march 2010 by whip_lash
ASE – HP ProCurve Campus LANs [2010] - HP ProCurve Networking
HP understands that you have invested your valuable time into building your networking knowledge and expertise. Taking that into consideration, we have an accelerated certification path available to engineers who have achieved one of the below approved Cisco credentials.
networkengineering  certification  career 
february 2010 by whip_lash
FreelanceSwitch Hourly Rate Calculator
We have developed this hourly rate calculator to give you a guide based on your costs, number of billable hours and desired profit. It is a simple tool for you to play with.

Remember your hourly rate should always take into account factors like market demand, industry standards, skill level and experience - things that unfortunately we can't put into a calculator!
business  tools  money  finance  career  entrepreneurship 
january 2010 by whip_lash
The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office”
He saw signs that in the struggle for dominance between the sociopaths (whom he admired as the ones actually making the organization effective despite itself) and the middle-management Organization Man, the latter was winning. He was wrong, but not in the way you’d think. The Sociopaths defeated the Organization Men and turned them into The Clueless not by reforming the organization, but by creating a meta-culture of Darwinism in the economy: one based on job-hopping, mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, cataclysmic reorganizations, outsourcing, unforgiving start-up ecosystems, and brutal corporate raiding. In this terrifying meta-world of the Titans, the Organization Man became the Clueless Man. Today, any time an organization grows too brittle, bureaucratic and disconnected from reality, it is simply killed, torn apart and cannibalized, rather than reformed.
business  psychology  career  economics 
october 2009 by whip_lash
What Next after CCNA? | Community
To sum it up, today's post boils down to this: Where next after CCNA? And how to choose?
networkengineering  career  cisco 
september 2009 by whip_lash
Advice: After Years With an Employer, Jumping Back Into the Interview Process - Laid Off And Looking - WSJ
If you’ve kept the same job for many years, it’s important to brush up on the interview process. “Just going in with your resume with little or no practical interviewing practice is a fatal mistake,” says Nick D’Ambrosio, president of First Round Search, a California-based search and career development firm. The candidate “may have a better background but they will lose to someone who is better at interviewing.”
career  interview  jobs  employment 
september 2009 by whip_lash
word of.. oh look a shiney thing | Ask Metafilter
How does one develop a thriving side-consulting gig in IT?
career  technology 
september 2008 by whip_lash
How To: Know What Salary to Ask For in Your New Job
Once you've found a great job, how do you demand what you're worth without sounding arrogant?
reference  tips  jobs  interview  employment  career 
august 2008 by whip_lash
Hacking the Technical Interview
NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a rogue branch of pschylogy that is based on the premise that language and communication can be used to influence people. Using these skills in a technical interview would produce remarkable results.
career  jobs  interview  psychology  employment 
july 2008 by whip_lash
How to Get From a 7 to a 10
Whenever I feel I’ve gotten stuck at a 7, I stop and ask myself: What would a 10 look like?
career  howto  productivity  lifehacks 
june 2008 by whip_lash
"Project and program managers have the most immediately transferable skills. Once you have a PMI certification, you can project manage anything, anywhere," said Lanzalotto.
business  career 
may 2008 by whip_lash

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