Get a programming interview with three bullet points

To get a job, you’re going to need an interview. To get an interview, and then a job, you need to get past the three interview gatekeepers. Developers are generally in high demand, and recruiters want to move quickly, so your resume is going to get read very quickly. In my opinion it’s entirely possible … Continue reading Get a programming interview with three bullet points

Developers: When being a one-trick pony is of the utmost value

There are some organizations that are interested in generalist programmers or tech people. There are roles where your technical skills are less interesting than your ability to solve business problems by using some programming magic. But most programming jobs aren’t like that. Most programming jobs are looking for developers already experienced with the employer’s technology … Continue reading Developers: When being a one-trick pony is of the utmost value

How a recruiter speed-reads your resume

Long before I was a recruiter, I was a programmer. One of the skill-sets I know pretty well is JavaScript, both back-end and front-end. It takes me less than a minute to read and make a decision on whether I will send a JavaScript programmer CV / resume on to my clients, which incidentally is … Continue reading How a recruiter speed-reads your resume

When two job titles are better than one

One of the very few things that can be fact-checked on your CV / resume is your employment history. That you “pioneered the use of continuous deployment” in your last role is just like, your opinion, man, but that you were employed by XYZ Corp from 17th of February to 9th of September as Senior … Continue reading When two job titles are better than one