Many of the killer interview questions we’ve featured before would apply in any job. For developer roles, you’ll often be asked to write code to solve a particular problem. As student Michael Kozakov discovered when being interviewed by Twitter, the kicker is that you have to write not just functional code, but the most efficient code.
Don’t be one of those people who says “One day I would like to travel”. The chances are that you never will. There is never a perfect time, not when you first leave university or when you become an empty nester and the kids have grown up and finally left home. If you want to realise your dream, you have to make it happen and make time for it.
If you apply for a job and the company gets back to you immediately, you may think you’ve got lucky and found a really great company that’s interested in your skills. However, a new six year study of over 16,000 businesses shows the opposite: The companies in the biggest hurry to hire often have the highest turnover.
We’ve talked about ways to getthat raise or promotion you deserve before, but one easy thing to do right now is to surround yourself with coworkers who are positive and upbeat about the work they’re doing. Their energy will rub off on you, and you’ll be more inclined to put in the time and effort yourself to get ahead.
The skills that serve you well as an IT expert won’t always be enough for a management role, especially when you’re dealing with non-technical types. Paul Glen from Leading Geeks offers five simple issues to consider — plus you can download a full ebook guide with even more suggestions for progressing in your career.
It seems obvious: once you land a job, you stop looking for new ones, right? Hannah Morgan explains that’s not the case. If you want to futureproof yourself against layoffs and keep your connections and network strong, continue looking after you’re signed up fr a new job.