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2answers
445 views

What are the qualifications for working with development of operating systems?

I always saw a lot of ads of programming jobs before. But I never saw an ad of operating systems development job before. I also never met personally someone who worked as operating system's ...
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 ...
108
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16answers
16k views

Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?

I've recently quit my full time developing job at mega-corp, and I decided that I'll look for a part time job. Since then I've talked to half a dozen potential employers, and every one of them had the ...
18
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16answers
8k views

Why is it so difficult to get a programming job? [closed]

I Have been looking for a job in the past 10 years. Since I believe the subject I know better is programming, I have been trying to find a programming job. I send my curriculum to a lot of companies, ...
34
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16answers
6k views

Will a computer science college degree ever hurt my employability? [closed]

Too often, I can see that there are many viable programmers without college degrees in Computer Science, Informatics, etc. Now that I've been reading more articles about underperforming education ...
14
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5answers
689 views

Doing a passive job search while employed, dealing with the barrage of messages from untargeted Recruiters, HR people? [closed]

I'm currently employed with what is basically a startup company, I took the job to gain more experience on the platform I want to work on. I want to entertain options for possibly moving into a new ...
7
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8answers
467 views

Is it better to be specialized in a few areas or have general abilities in many?

My situation is this. I will be graduating soon with a degree in Computer Science. I did have a job for a while working as a Web Developer for a small graphic design company. During this time, we ...
5
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2answers
287 views

Is it better to have publicly viewable FOSS code even if it is not your best work compared to none at all for employment?

I have a number of foss tools I have written and have released but under aliases. I guess I am worried that the code is not my absolute best and is not the most robust code around. So I have always ...