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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, ...
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How to create Job Security? [closed]

I just started a new programming job and have been told that I am doing well. However, I'm worried about being laid off because of the economy and how the company is faring. Currently, I'm quietly ...
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How do I know how much to ask for in salary? [closed]

I'm heading into my first job (i.e. they're bringing me on for a full position) in Software Development and am quite nervous about how the whole salary negotiation thing goes. Glassdoor.com says that ...
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Non-Solicitation clause in my offer letter - Prospective employer says this is non-negotiable. Is this a deal-breaker? [closed]

I recently received an offer from a company that I'll call ACME. In the NDA that came with the offer this clause appears: 2.Non-Solicitation. I agree that so long as I am employed by ACME and ...
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What job is better for a newbie, one that requires you to create a new program frequently, or something like software maintenance? [closed]

One of my friends has just completed his college degree and is ready to join the programmers' world. Today he has two offers, one with new projects every time, and another with software maintenance. ...
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How to earn team members respect as team lead [closed]

If you were hired into a new company as a team lead (say a team of 10) one of the important things to do is to earn the respect of the members of the team. In the early days the new team lead may know ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for reasons after rejected after the interview? [closed]

I thought I did okay in the interviews but apparently the interviewers didn't think so. Is it appropriate to ask for a reason after I have received the rejection email? After all I don't want to annoy ...
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Reasons for looking to change a job - What do you give [closed]

What reasons do you usually give when you are looking for a change to your prospective employer/recruitment consultants? I need a change, which is basically this question but here, I am asking it ...
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Is mentioning my blog on my resume helpful or hurtful to a job search? [closed]

I have a blog that I use mostly to record solutions to problems I have had, that I had some trouble finding an answer to. Mostly problems where the online doc I googled provided too much info, and I ...
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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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When is it the right time to start applying for jobs? [closed]

I am a graduate student in CIS, had BS in EE. I will be graduating next spring. This means I still have one more semester before I graduate. I really don't want to start looking for jobs after I ...