As technology accelerates, so too does software. Being able to create software can put any professional in high demand. You can find engineering jobs online. Sometimes job offers arrive based on resume keywords alone. So when you start job-searching in earnest, why the heck can’t you land a position? This is a problem that is surprisingly normal in the high-demand tech industry. Often, skilled professionals get frustrated with the slow and unreliable process after resumes are submitted and interviews begin.
Maybe you’re hoping to hear back from that one dream job, and they just won’t call with an update. Or…
Software developers may not enjoy the benefits of a four-hour week. So, they settle for the next best option — a remote position with a 4-day workweek.
Tech companies are increasingly realizing the value of embracing the 4-day week concept, and it’s paying off by the bucketload.
Awin, a Berlin-based tech firm, let its 1,000 employees work remotely for a four-day week. The results? An engaged workforce, which heightened productivity and increased sales.
Awin is just one of the tech companies reaping the benefits of a remote workforce and a four-day week.
After months of search, you’ve landed a phone interview for a software engineer position. You’re ecstatic and sure of acing the interview and getting a job offer.
You’ve prepped adequately by preparing a call framework and roll played with a friend, severally to cover all ground and eliminate any blindsides. You’ve accounted for everything except one — Murphy’s law.
Something crops up and ruins your best-laid plans. You’re taken ill, a loved one is admitted to the ER, you’re caught up at work, or in crippling state-wide power outage.
What to do?
How do you salvage the situation and increase…
The idea of a digital nomad is still a relatively new one but with the recent seismic changes to the job market, it has become a key part of the modern workplace. Long gone is the traditional idea that workers should be stuck in the same dingy office for up to fifty years before a disappointing retirement. Now more than ever there is the opportunity for there to be a solid balance between life and work with a new office every day and more time for the things that really matter, enter: the digital nomad.
The sector which has benefited…
During lockdown I’ve felt a burnt out. To combat this I’ve been trying different techniques to become a more efficient programmer.
Shamelessly, my goal is to work less so that I can live more, whilst maintaining a similar level of output. I strongly believe that not all code is created equally and that I can achieve 90% output, whilst reducing my “hours worked” by 20%.
Here are some strategies which I believe have helped the most during the last 6 months. These techniques are mostly applicable for side projects but some could be also applied to your full time job.
As a software developer, you know that you have a high-demand skillset. When you move toward negotiations for a new position, it can be difficult to know what to say when you get an offer, or even “worse”: what to say when you have already accepted a job but got a better offer elsewhere. Either way, when negotiating a job offer you may want to make sure you’re in the best position possible to get the benefits you need, from the salary you’re asking for to the health insurance and other benefits you know you deserve.
Writing a cover letter might seem like an unnecessary hassle but think of it as an opportunity to differentiate yourself. Craft the cover letter to show why you’re interested in the job and why you’re best suited for the role.
Here are some pointers to bear in mind while writing a cover letter and a sample software engineer cover letter for inspiration.
You should use this 3-part structure while writing a cover letter.
A smart programmer working a demanding remote job knows better than to use a mediocre keyboard. Standard keyboards can’t handle hours of heavy usage. At least not without breaking down or injuring your hands.
Coders need a specialized, customizable tool that’ll stand the daily abuse, improve typing speed, and safeguard their health and wellbeing. The ideal programming keyboard lets you handle countless hours of programming tasks in your remote job without sustaining a repetitive strain injury.
We have narrowed down the best keyboards for programming in 2021 to let you work faster, smarter, and efficiently in your remote software engineering…
It’s not as easy to find a part time software developer position as it is a full-time one, especially in the USA, but it is certainly getting easier. Whether you are looking to build a start up on the side, have childcare duties, or simply want to work less, you have an increasing number of different options open to you.
In the following we’ll discuss the best ways to find a part-time tech job.
Obviously the best option is to find a freelance gig where you could work in your own time. …
There are so many good reasons to stay inside the house at the moment: Coronavirus, the constant rain, your dodgy neighbour who you’re convinced is stalking you. Whether it’s because of an international pandemic or the urge to switch up your work life there is no better time to start working remotely than in 2021.
57% of people would prefer a 4 day work week
Especially in tech, the world of web-based jobs is constantly evolving so the potential for home-based working is huge. So many companies have had to change their tact in the past twelve months with working…