Monthly Archives: September 2017

Why Do So Many Developers FAIL the Interview Code Exercises?

One hiring manager’s lament...

  Code exercises. They’re nearly inescapable today. Hiring managers insist on ‘seeing’ what you can do before scheduling an interview. And there’s good reason, too. In my experience, approximately 80% of all engineering candidates fail their initial code exercise, therefore who wants to schedule an hour out of their day for a candidate who...
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Read This Before You Ask Someone to Coffee

I go to a lot of coffee dates. I mean a lot. And I live in Seattle, so that's saying something. In fact, I say yes to everyone who asks me to coffee. Usually they want jobs. Often they want connections. Frequently they want ideas. But sometimes, they just need someone to listen. Looking for a job is hard...
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You Really Don’t Want To Lie About These 5 Things On A Resume

It’s tough to stay competitive as a job seeker. It seems everyone has the same qualifications as you, if not better. Maybe you’ve considered stretching the truth on your resume just to have employers give you a chance. Don’t, because there’s a good chance you’ll be caught. In fact, 56 percent of hiring managers have found lies on candidates’...
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20 Easy Updates To Make You More Hireable On LinkedIn

By now, you already know why LinkedIn is vital to your job search. As the fifth fastest-growing social network in the world, LinkedIn reaches far and wide, and the sheer number of users on the site means you have to ramp up your efforts to stand out. Of course, there’s a right way to stand out. You...
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5 Ways to Fake Confidence

Whether you’re feeling down and out or are embarrassingly bad at networking, don’t fear: help is here! We can help you fake confidence in your next social situation with flying colors. Just follow these tips on how to present yourself and nobody will notice you’d rather be hiding under a blanket.   Trick #1: Stand Tall Your mom...
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3 Tips for Maximizing Motivation

The underpinning of many of our successes in life is ultimately the effort we put forth. Most of us are talented and capable individuals who – when we put in maximum effort – will ultimately emerge successfully from the vast majority of our undertakings. While being a professional basketball player may be something no amount...
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