Software Development entries

If You Work in IT – Things You Do NOT Have to Worry About

There are many perks of working in IT; however, those that receive the most play are often the lifestyle advantages, from free food to arcade-style gaming in the office. While these benefits are certainly fun,  savvy developers understand that the real perks of a tech career are internal, rather than external. These 5 things you don't have to worry about if you work in IT illustrate some of the true advantages of a working in the field. 1. Having a lengthy stretch of unemployment after leaving a job Sure, it is ideal adhere to the conventional wisdom: Always stay in your job [...]

10 Questions Smart Software Developers Ask in Job Interviews

Smart software developers can have their pick of choice jobs. It's important to assess the fit when interviewing for new positions, so you can find the best job. These 10 questions help you learn more about the role of developers within the organization, the company's commitment to implementing new technologies, and the level of support for developers. Learn what to ask—and what to listen for in the answer—to gauge whether a position really lines up with your goals. 1. Are you Agile or Agile-ish? With agile, does a company talk the talk (i.e. daily meetings) or walk the walk, using story points [...]

Ways You Can Find Great Tech Talent

There has never been a more exciting time to work in the tech industry. Jobs that once seemed exhausting or best suited left to geeky computer professionals are now more in demand than ever before. For this reason, finding good candidates is not as hard. However, finding the top tech talent, both in terms of skill-set and culture can be a little overwhelming. Your HR department can do the best they can, but you cannot force talented people through your company's doors if you aren't utilizing the right hiring strategies. Listed below are 5 ways that will help optimizing your [...]