Questions about the prospects of getting a specific programming job.

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Is Haskell worth learning? [closed]

I am looking at this question primarily from a career point of view, so I hope you answer it accordingly. I am fairly proficient with Python, can write C++ and I am a final year student of computer ...
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Is it getting harder to hire VB.NET developers?

I'm a consultant, and my last two engagements have been at VB.NET shops. It's become apparent to me that these organizations have a really hard time finding FTE developers. Have any of you observed ...
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Why are more programmers not freelance these days? [closed]

Leaving the whole pie to only a few of them, amplifying the huge differences between the two status. Pay is a (huge) one, not having to do overtime is another. I leave the question open to hopefully ...
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How competitive are Software Engineering startup jobs?

Background: I've worked in a quantitative financial consulting position for the past 4-5 years (financial modeling with Matlab, VBA, Excel mostly). I have a degree in Computer Science (BA) and Math ...
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Horizontal growth vs vertical growth

I worked in a lot of different environments since I finished University. I worked as software analyst in optics, numeric control, military and networking environments and learned using a lot of ...
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How to get back to Software Engineering after a break? [closed]

I have been browsing the questions here for advice on how to prepare and approach for going back to the job market. The Q&As have been a lot helpful but I would like to share some of the questions ...
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Starting a career in quantitative finance

I've been reading John Hull book (Options, Futures and Other Derivatives) mostly on curiosity. I've read other books about financial markets in the past (like Elder's Trading for Living and the novel ...
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How do you go about landing a part time software engineering/dba job? [closed]

I'm a full time software engineer/dba right now. I have several years experience in the .NET stack. I'm planning on going back to grad school in mathematics. I've been looking around and haven't ...
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Third party controls. Will experience in using them play a role while hunting a job?

We do end up using lots of third party controls in our development. They help us to develop quicker, help us to generate good looking reports etc. But do they really help us to get a good job ...
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How many people in the software industry do not have technical degrees? What made these people work in software? [closed]

In my experience, the software domain prefers engineers, but we do have non-technical graduates developing better software. Though an engineering degree helps you to get a job, many people are from ...
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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 ...
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How do I transition to an area of development where I don't have experience?

I've been a Classic ASP web developer for the last 10 years and for the second time in two years I'm facing the possibility of being laid off. The biggest difference now is that the job market for ...
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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 ...
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Incentives to offer programmers [closed]

I'm going to be co-founding a business in the coming weeks that will cater to web development, design and web application development, possibly extending into software development in the future. I'm ...
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Advice on Switching Careers to Java Programmer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way for a senior programmer to switch languages/environments in next job? I have about 15 years of IT experience in IT Security and Networking. I am looking for a ...
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Would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your CV / Resume? [closed]

If applying for a new job, would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your resume? This would show the employer you're an active member of the development community and also provide an insight ...
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Where is the way for an experienced financial IT developer [closed]

I am a Java developer with more than 10 years work experiences. I have been working on investment banking industry since 2002 and I plan to continue my career in this industry. But recently I am a ...
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Drupal For A job [closed]

How good is it to work as a fresher(being from Java background) in a company which works on Drupal? I mean Drupal looks like something fun in college. Is it so big that companies are hiring people for ...
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Recommendations for finding part-time consultancy work

Although I have a full-time development job, I have occasionally done some part-time paid work in evenings / weekends for various people who have contacted me as a result of open-source projects I ...
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How crucial are computer science topics toward getting a job? [closed]

I've been considering moving to a new city (getting seduced by those big city lights), and I'm trying to decide if my lack of "computer science"-y skills is going to make me overly uncompetitive. Let ...
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How to deal with Programming != Job Description problem?

I'm currently in a situation where many people on here likely find themselves: I love to program, I do a lot of fun side projects, but it is not my profession. I work as an Electrical Engineering ...
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How do you get involved with a Startup? [closed]

As far as I know most startups don't advertise positions and usually don't want to use recruitment agents due to the fees involved. What's the best way for a programmer to get involved with a ...
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Job hopping, is it a problem? [closed]

How would you, as someone involved in the hiring process (manager,interviewer, etc) feel about a candidate that has changed jobs every 1-2 years? updateThanks for all the input everybody, some really ...
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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 ...
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How old is “too old”? [closed]

I've been told that to be taken seriously as a job applicant, I should drop years of relevant experience off my résumé, remove the year I got my degree, or both. Or not even bother applying, because ...
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Why isn't functional programming more popular in the industry? Does it catch on now? [closed]

During my four years at university we have been using much functional programming in several functional programming languages. But I have also used much object oriented programming to, and in fact I ...
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What programming jobs would be best for a mathematician? [closed]

I'm a math professor that is losing his job, and I'm trying to gain programming skills, since academic jobs are scarce these days. Are there particular types of programming jobs that I should try to ...