Technical Skills

5 Short Courses to Expand Your Skill Set

Investing in yourself is always a good idea. One way to do this is to enroll in a short course. It doesn’t matter if you choose something that’s aligned with your hobbies or something that’s related to a past or current job. Learning something new and getting certified for it will boost your marketability in a competitive market. You can even use your new and improved skills to … [Read more...]

The “Old Dog, New Tricks” Mentality in Tech Hiring

When it comes to tech hiring, there’s a tendency to disregard the value of experience. Tech is forward facing; experience looks back. We all know the adage: you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. This adage is one entrenched in the mainstream tech hiring mentality. The unfortunate result is discrimination against older developers. Worse, this mentality isn’t just damaging to … [Read more...]

So, You Want to Hire a Developer?

Now more than ever, as all industries begin to embrace some aspect of technology in their work, it is important to be able to deliver the best software as possible. Companies of all types are investing in web apps and mobile apps to grow their business. Because of this, demand for software engineering talent has skyrocketed. High demand coupled with low supply continues to … [Read more...]

A Small Business Dilemma Regarding Employee Selection

You are the owner/operator or maybe even the manager of a small-business and you need to hire a new employee for an entry-level position in your company.  After interviews and careful consideration, you’ve narrowed your choices down to two candidates. Candidate A has the technical skill and experience to jump right into the position with minimal training, but there are … [Read more...]