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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Software Developers

It turns out that technical skills and experience will only get you so far. There are several critical behavioral characteristics and mindsets that set apart highly effective software developers. We asked a variety of software professionals about the habits and traits that separate great developers from the rest of the…

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Canada: A Trending H-1B Alternative And Things To Know

In the last two years, H-1B visas have been experiencing several delays and restrictions. The numbers tell the story. A research paper on H1B visas by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a not-for-profit policy think-tank based at Arlington, in Virginia says there was a 42% increase in denial…

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The power of appreciating people at work

When’s the last time you were recognized at your job? What immediate feelings did you have when this happened? Whether it’s a simple “thank you” or an office party was thrown in your favor, everyone likes to be appreciated. While there are many reasons workers can choose to leave their…

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Are you the shy job seeker?

The job search process seems to stacked in the favor of the extraverted, natural hand-shaker– the “Hi, how are you!” kind of person. Their natural friendliness, comfort with social interactions, and ease of making connections seem to virtually guarantee them the best jobs. There’s no doubt that extraverted traits can…

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How to interview technical candidates

When we interview potential developers to join our team, we want to be mindful of how we use their time and how we treat them – we want to learn as much as we can about people, whilst giving them the best experience possible. ###Do’s Be friendly – this person…

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Top skills in demand for software developers in 2019

Albert Einstein, one of the smartest humans to walk on earth once said, “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”  If you as a developer stop learning new things then your career will come to a standstill. You need to keep asking what key skills should a software developer have and…

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U.S. Work VISA guide for hiring global tech talent

There are 5 main ways an individual can obtain residency and work authorization in the United States: Sponsorship by an Employer Investment Sponsorship by a close Family Member in the United States The Diversity Visa Lottery Program Asylum & Refugee Status If you are interested in investment or trade in…

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How to think like an engineer?

The work of a Software Engineer is to solve problems. Everything can be reduced to this activity. This is why it is important to have a solid methodology to tackle problems. We are engineers after all, and we are trained to solve problems. We have to do it like an…

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5 tips to get a (tech) job abroad

Want to move your tech career abroad? We have 5 simple tips that will help you land your dream job faster, so let’s just dive in. Do not say – I’m looking for a job with visa sponsorship Employers are always looking for talented people, so demonstrate your skills first, not…

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Coding bootcamp or a computer science degree?

With shifting perceptions about higher education and companies like Google, Apple and IBM announcing that they no longer require their employees to have college degrees, more and more people are looking towards non-traditional learning techniques to prepare for the workplace. Education has never been more accessible, with people needing only…

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