Soft skills are the skills we use to communicate with those around us. They help us to be more diplomatic, respectful, and professional even when presented with frustrating situations. When being evaluated for an interview or promotion your soft skills are what they look at when determining if you will "be a good fit" with the team.
A solid resume not only gets your foot in the door, but sets the tone for the interview itself. In addition to helping the interviewer shape their questions about you, a well-crafted resume puts you in control of how the interviewer perceives your value, which can completely change the way they perceive your answers to questions.
In preparation for our 2 year anniversary episode we will be having a series of episodes on finding a new job. We start with an overview of looking for a job and what all is involved in the process.
The future is often a scary, uncertain place for people. Everyone likes to project how things will turn out for them in the future. Tech folks are no different and the guys assembled a group of knowledgeable developers to discuss what we think is coming over the next five years.
The software development industry has got a bit of a reputation. From poor personal hygiene to poor relationship hygiene to social awkwardness, how developers present themselves often stands in the way of them achieving their full potential.
Due to some recent events in BJ's life that have made him re-evaluate some of his goals for this year we've decided to look in on our goals and do a mid year review.
It's important to understand the grieving process. Not only is it part of being an adult but understanding how people process grief is also crucial to avoiding situations that make it worse.
In any field, there is a lot of hard-won knowledge that the more experienced attempt to impart to those with less experience. Depending on the field, these things may be expressed as old sayings, or laws. They typically aren't really hard and fast rules, but rather are general tendencies that have been observed over time.
If you regularly do software development in a higher level language, you'll eventually run into a situation where you have to deal with the sort of problems that higher level languages are built to avoid. These problems may cause application crashes, data corruption, or performance problems until you get them sorted out. Worst of all, your experience in the higher-level language can often work against you in a lower-level one.
No matter if you are a morning person or a night person or if you get up early or stay up late and sleep in you have to start your day at some point.