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Approximately how much is solid and broad knowledge of data structures and algorithms worth in the employment market? [closed]

I'm wondering how much I can boost my salary if I was to gain a strong and broad understanding of data structures and algorithms. I know the real basis but there are so many data-structures out there ...
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4answers
1k views

Does it look bad to take a break between programming jobs? [closed]

I've been working the same software development job for a few years now but the culture (or lack of proper culture) of the place has finally gotten to me and I have given my notice. To be brief: The ...
6
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8answers
1k views

Why most job offerings are for a <language here> developer, rather than a developer in general? [closed]

In an ideal world: In an excellent article Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice, Patrick McKenzie explains, among other things, that language doesn't matter: A developer is a ...
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4answers
2k views

Too much to learn, dealing with overwhelming varieties of technologies [closed]

I am about to graduate, and I am already working as a web developer in our library IT department. When I look at job postings I am absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer variety of technologies out ...
10
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6answers
924 views

What are the chances of getting a good development job without the training in solving programming puzzles?

By "good job" I mean mostly a job that is well paid and involves the development of market-leading products/services (of course within my area of interest). I have a masters degree in economics and no ...
11
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10answers
2k views

What type of interview questions should you ask for “legacy” programmers?

We have recently been receiving lots of applicants for our open developer positions from people who I like to refer to as "legacy" programmers. I don't like the term "old" because it seems a little ...
5
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2answers
1k views

big gap in my resume - advice on getting back on the job market [closed]

My story in a nutshell: Some time after college, after many months of working on my portofolio and job hunting, I got a junior programming position in the games industry. But since I had to move to ...
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2answers
4k views

Interview questions to expect for Big Data position [closed]

A lot of new Big Data jobs are popping out recently. What sort of technologies could one learn to get better familiar with this new field? Are there any interview questions in particular that may ...
6
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9answers
677 views

Will perfecting my assignments help get me a job? [closed]

I am currently a student with the intention of pursuing a career as a programmer. All of my assignments are functional and complete to the letter but I feel as though there is plenty more work that ...
3
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6answers
298 views

Should I enter an employment agreement before finishing school?

I am a year away from finishing graduate school, and the campus drives in my college are about to start. It's mostly big names that come to campus, but I am really interested in a specific small ...
91
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18answers
11k views

How to market yourself as a software developer? [closed]

I have noticed that this is a frequent issue among younglings from technical areas such as ours. In the beginning of our careers we simply don't know how to sell ourselves to our employers, and ...
6
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8answers
543 views

How to search for a tester?

As a freelance developer, a few times I tried to find some testers to be able to let them test my software/web applications. If I try to find them, it's because most of the customers are not intended ...
23
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8answers
1k views

How do I not undersell myself when looking for a job, while remaining honest?

I'm 10 months out of school and I lost my first programming job last week. I personally know a lot about different stuff - just look at my StackOverflow account, but I don't feel I have the ...
1
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3answers
441 views

Will a degree in progress get past the HR filter?

I dropped out of college half way through my final year due to personal reasons. I have 6 modules to repeat but unfortunately I cant afford to go back and finish them for at least another year. Im ...
6
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8answers
3k views

Would Java programmers hire C# programmers? [closed]

I learned and used Java in college. After graduating, I got a job in C#. Two years after, there are a lot more positions in Java. Would I have a good chance to be hired as a Java programmer? What ...