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Is this Job Smell? [closed]

Went for an interview and from what I could gather from the interviewer: Development is done to a 'wire-frame' specification where users get constant feedback and can change their mind at will I ...
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What strategy to use when starting in a new project with no documentation?

Which is the best why to go when there are no documentation? For example how do you learn business rules? I have done the following steps: Since we are using a ORM tool I have printed a copy of ...
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Dealing with a fundamental design flaw when you're new to the project

I've just started working on an open source project with around 30 developers in it. I'm working on fixing some of the bugs as a way to get into the "loop" and become a regular committer to the ...
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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?

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

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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How useful are IT headhunters/recruiters when looking for a new job? [closed]

Since they exist for several fields with varying degrees of usefulness, I'm curious as to the reputation of headhunters/recruiters that focus solely on IT professionals (e.g. programmers, software ...
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How do you go about training a replacement?

I recently asked about leaving a position and got a lot of great answers. One of the common threads was that being around to train the new person would be expected and could go a long way. Now ...
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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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New Starter Introduction and Induction Process

First day at work for a new programmer. Assuming that the company has covered all the usual corporate stuff (benefits, paperwork, health and safety and so on), What are the things you should be ...
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Is this a good idea to use humour during a job interview? [closed]

I wonder if it's a good idea to be slightly funny during a job interview. I don't mean to try to tell a joke, but just to insert a humourous thought, related to the question or the theme we talk ...
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4answers
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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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New job and my boss is frequently absent [closed]

So I just started a new position at a great company that is pretty much a dream to work for. The only problem is that there's a steep learning curve for the type of data I will be working with, and my ...
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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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10answers
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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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What should you leave behind for your successors?

Assume that you're a sole developer leaving a job. What kind of information/material, outside of the code itself, should you create and leave behind for your replacement? An obvious answer is ...
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When is it the right time to start applying for jobs? [on hold]

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 ...