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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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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Pandemic Tips #2 – Remote job opportunities.

Last Updated on 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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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