What to do if you are not getting your unemployment payments.

The unemployment insurance systems of many states are in a shambles stranding tens of thousands of unemployed citizens as a result of government mandated shutdowns and antiquated/mismanaged systems. 

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How to succeed with coding challenges for development positions

Last Updated on 1 month by Christopher G Mendla

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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Be sure that you are actually sending your attachments in LinkedIn messaging

When you are in a job search you don’t want to miss any opportunities. If a recruiter contacts you via LinkedIn, the usual next step is to send a current copy of your resume to them. Unfortunately, the interface makes it easy to fail to actually send the attachment. 

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Add a battery backup to your garage door opener

In many cases, a power failure will preclude opening a garage door with an automatic opener. 

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

Last Updated on 2 months 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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Enhance your GitHub profile with a custom Readme file

If you are in the field of development or programming, an overwhelming majority of employers will check your GitHub profile when considering you as a candidate. Here is a great way to make your GitHub profile page stand out. 

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Calculating the net income of a position requiring temporary relocation.

Last Updated on 3 months 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 3 months 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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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 3 months 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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