taking a tech promotion

Stop & Think: Should You Really Take That Promotion?

Congratulations! Your company’s [finally!] recognized your technical brilliance, hard work, and dedication; they’re offering you that promotion. Well done! You’re flattered, I’m sure. However, before you take that promotion, stop and think about it. Is taking it the right step for your career or the best thing for your personal growth? Asking yourself these six[…]

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There’s More to a Good Technologist Than Just Technology

Here’s a little secret. If you want to be a good technologist, it doesn’t matter how brilliant of a technical mind you have. Without the right skills to support your tech-savviness, your tech career will flounder.   So what’s a technologist with aspirations of making it to technology greatness have to do? You’ve got to[…]

tech interview mistakes

5 Common Complaints About How You Answer Interview Questions

We’ve been hearing whispers lately. Whispers that too few tech professionals know how to answer interview questions. It’s not that they don’t have good answers, or don’t have the technical expertise to know what they’re talking about. They do. It’s that they’re making other mistakes when answering them. We address five of the biggest problem[…]

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Can I Have a Tech Career in Maine?

The past weekend in Maine was absolutely beautiful. The sun was shining. It was hot, but not suffocatingly so. All in all, it was a great weekend for outdoor activities, and to get away from it all. If you tech professionals from “away” had the pleasure of experiencing this beautiful weekend and dreaded heading back[…]

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QA Interview Questions

So you’ve got a QA Interview coming up, huh? Congratulations! Since you’re reading this post, I’m going to bet that you’re doing all the pre-interview prep: researching the company, getting your outfit dry-cleaned, and coming up with interview question answers. Great. We’ve got 10 popular QA interview questions and answers below to help you prepare.[…]

telecommuting right for me

Is Telecommuting Right For You?

While the idea of working from home is appealing, it isn’t right for everyone. Some people thrive on the ability to work independently, without a commute. Others, however, need the structure. They need to see people each and every day. If you’re considering a telecommute option, ask yourself these questions first to determine whether you[…]

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How to Tell Your Team That You’re Taking a New Job

Thinking about looking for a new gig? Have a new gig? These life changes can be exciting, until you think about breaking the news to your current employer. How exactly do you go about that? How exactly do you go about telling your team that you’re leaving them? While it’s never easy, we’ve got some[…]

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Who’s the Most Snipeable Person on Your Tech Team?

Imagine this: You’ve been managing a tech team for five years now. It’s taken some time, but you’ve finally gotten the dream team together. Imagined? Okay. Now, do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, worrying that your carefully chosen team will disperse? That some of your key players will leave when[…]

Why you're not getting the job

Why You’re Not Getting the Tech Gig

With the tech sector growing, it seems that you can get a tech job just about anywhere. Keyword though: seems. Even with this market, it can be difficult to land a role. Make sure that you’re not making it any more difficult by doing these 11 things.   11 Reasons Why You’re Not Landing the[…]