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Eight Ways Programmers Can Stay Relevant

To stay competitive, remain attractive to employers and become experts in their field, programmers need to select and work on a few key growth areas. Here are eight ways to stay sharp while expanding your skills and marketability.

Hey Technology Employers - the Pressure’s On!

Today’s best tech professionals are being chased by companies large and small, and their current employers are working harder to keep them. . Simply put, technology professionals with up-to-date skills and proven experience are gold right now.

Are You a Software Engineer? If so, it’s a Great Time for Your Career!

The market demand for software engineers is still hot as we head into the summer. Here are the software areas I predict will dominate through the remainder of 2015:

Helping Your Company Solve the DevOps Puzzle is Not about Finding “DevOps Engineers”

Recruiters and hiring managers in high-tech know that becoming familiar with technologies, moving beyond buzzwords and understanding what people actually do greatly enhances their creativity and resourcefulness.

Hiring Tech Talent? Seven Benefits of Offering a Remote Working Opportunity

The technology space has been at the forefront of this move with companies like IBM, Amazon, and SAP embracing remote working opportunities for their people. Some companies like WordPress are even using a 100% remote workforce. Although it may look like employees reap the most rewards from working remotely, there are actually significant benefits to employers who dive into this growing talent pool. Here are seven of them:

Aggressive Funding and Acquisitions Mean a Growing Boston Technology Market and More Opportunities for Software Job Seekers

Boston immodestly refers to itself as the Hub of the Universe. While that may be a stretch, a recent article in BetaBoston makes the case that Boston is quickly becoming the center of the international technology industry. The article cites many reasons including the growth and vibrancy of the tech community along with access to educational institutions and the VC community.

New York Tech Hiring Fueled by Tech Giants and Startups

Author Horace Greeley once famously said, “Go west young man.” But now, the reverse is allowing technical job seekers to find opportunity and success right in New York. 

Over the past several years, there's been a migration of notable, West Coast based technology leaders like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Amazon into the New York market. These brands are offering ample engineering opportunities and some of the most aggressive compensation packages available.

What's the Urgency? Ways to Make Hiring a Temp as Efficient as Possible

You need to move fast when you’re a hiring manager looking to fill a temporary position because candidates often end up with multiple offers. In today’s labor market you can’t afford to drag out the process for multiple days or even weeks because you will lose top candidates. Here are four ways you can speed up the hiring process.

Software Developers: How To Build Your Valuable Personal Brand

As a software developer, your personal brand is important when looking to move on to your next company. You want hiring managers in the development space to perceive you not only as a competent engineer but also as an innovative thought leader. Making that happen means cultivating a personal brand highlighting your value to potential employers.

Here are the three main areas to focus on when polishing your brand.

Behavioral Interviewing – Five Ways to Prepare

Employers today often use behavioral interviews as well as traditional interviews, during which the hiring manager typically asks a series of straightforward questions about your credentials and experiences.

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