Calculating the net income of a position requiring temporary relocation.

Last Updated on 2 weeks by Christopher G Mendla

A job seeker can easily make a mistake by accepting a position requiring temporary relocation. Here are some of the pitfalls of which you need to be aware.

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How to calculate the true net compensation for a position.

Last Updated on 2 weeks by Christopher G Mendla

The true compensation for a position is not always apparent.  When you are in the job market, you should be able to quantify the compensation. In addition to the compensation there are some intangible factors that should also be factored in. 

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How to succeed with coding challenges for development positions

Many development positions require a coding challenge as part of the interview process. Some of these challenges can be time consuming. Here are some things to consider. 

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Beware of widowmakers in your trees

A widowmaker is a large branch that can fall at any time. They can prove deadly. 

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel – An Amazing Engineer.

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a British engineer who left an amazing legacy in his 53 short years. This was the time of the Industrial Revolution. He had vision and drive far beyond most men. His works included Ships, Bridges, Tunnels and Railroads. Most of his works were larger than life such as the amazing Great Eastern Steamship.

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Pandemic Tips #2 – Remote job opportunities.

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

A focus on current remote job opportunities. This is the second in a series of tips related to the Coronavirus / Covid-19 / China Virus. 

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Day 200 of my Great Job Search –

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

 

I am now into day 200 of my Great Job Search. I’m getting a steady influx of calls from recruiters. I’ve tweaked my job search a little.  I apply a principle  I call PEER to a lot of aspects of my life. It is Plan, Execute, Evaluate, Revise.   There are a lot of variations of that methodology used by many people. 

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Two things you might not want to share with recruiters.

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

The temptation while in a job search mode is to do everything you can to land a new position. However, you might be letting your guard down and giving too much information to recruiters. 

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3 Things you should have if you are pursuing a career in development.

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

A degree from a university or certificate from a programming boot camp is a great start. Here are 3 things you will help you land a position as a developer and make life a little easier once you are in the position. .

There are some specific things you can do if you are seeking, or are in, a career in development: Establish and be active with Github, create an active Stack Overflow account and establish an account and be active with LinkedIn.

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Using Asana to manage a job search

Keeping track of contacts and activity during a job search can be daunting. Here is a way to use the free version of Asana to help manage a job search

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