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(Most) IT Recruiters suck. Here’s how to fix it.

Ask techies: How’s jobhunting, nowadays? The answer is: it’s HORRIBLE. I am sorry but that’s the most accurate word to describe it. It’s utterly terrible, disappointing, and frustrating. Considering we developers and technical people are such a juicy prize, we’re treated like shit, both by recruiters and companies. It’s not my opinion, ask any developer you…

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Cómo encontrar buenos programadores (esp)

Después de más de 20 años en la industria tecnológica, he pasado por muchas entrevistas, en ambos lados de la mesa. He sido entrevistado y he entrevistado. Y desde que empecé a entrevistar, me di cuenta de lo mal que está el tema. Voy a intentar en este artículo explicar qué creo que está mal…

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El muro de la entrevista técnica (esp)

Hace tiempo que quiero escribir sobre las entrevistas técnicas, pero después de un par de experiencias recientes, me he decidido a hacerlo ya. Este artículo va dirigido a programadores en busca de trabajo, pero sobre todo es un mensaje para programadores que participan en procesos de selección, decidiendo quién entra y quién no en una…

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Darren Hayes: Step into the light

Darren Hayes is best known for his time as Savage Garden‘s frontman from 1993 to 2001. But when the group abruptly dissolved, he continued his career as a solo singer. Although Savage Garden was a total blast and their popularity rocketed beyond their own expectations, Darren didn’t quite benefit from it. He chose a different musical…

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Parody Videoclip: El Peregrino

My wife’s cousin is a woman of traditions. One of them is to sing a particular song during each family reunion: El Peregrino. It’s that kind of thing everyone knows will happen at some point of the party. And if she doesn’t start singing on her own, eventually people will demand that she does it…

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Pebble: Thanks for this year

I have just learnt that Fitbit is acquiring Pebble and phasing out its devices, including my dear Pebble Time. It’s been a year using this watch, my first smartwatch, and I have to say I am sad to hear the news. I decided to go for Pebble because I didn’t have to charge the watch…

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