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Technical Interview Tips and Developer Testing Advice

Software developers are in high demand, but to get a job, they first must master the technical interview. Often packed with confusing questions and excruciating tests, it can feel like a lot just to get a job offer. However, if you make it through and impress your future employers, you'll not only get the offer, but you'll have a lot of negotiating power because their desire to hire you will be through the roof...

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Tattoos and the Job Seeker: The Times Are a Changin'

Traditionally, tattoos were not something to flaunt during an interview. People would carefully cover their ink with cuffed long sleeves, suit jackets, or big bangle jewelry. However, research shows a cultural shift in the hiring process, and it appears that in general having some ink won't hurt your chances of getting a job.

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5 Steps for Answering Difficult Interview Questions With Ease

You're interviewing for a job you're really excited about. You've researched the company's history and products, and prepared answers to all the typical interview questions. After you sit down with the hiring manager, you're hit with an unexpected question that stops you dead in your tracks. What do you do next? Preparing for an interview is...

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The Power of Direct Contact and Networking

When job seekers first contact GetFive, one of the most frequent questions we hear is, "How do I upgrade my current resume?" Many people who are beginning their job search believe a polished, professional resume is the only thing that stands between them and their next position

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3 Tips to Deal With Gender Bias During Interviews

When you interview for a job, you assume the hiring company will select the best candidate for the position. This could mean a combination of factors like skill set, education, work ethic, and cultural fit. What it shouldn't include is your gender. But unfortunately there often is a gender bias during interviews, and it's a bias held by both females and males...

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Problem-Solving: The Solution-Based Method

If you’re like most people, you have no shortage of problems waiting to be solved. And as you try to solve them, you talk, talk, talk about it. There’s something very satisfying about understanding the problem, its causes, and what will fix it. The more we consider, discuss, and come up with ideas on how to solve it, the more we become experts on the problem...

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Should You Apply for a Job If You're Overqualified?

If a job calls for five years' experience but you have over 10, should you still apply? The GetFive career coaches are regularly asked about applying for jobs when you are overqualified.

The short answer is yes, you should still apply. The more thorough answer is that you should do so thoughtfully and strategically...

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