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What to do When You Lose Your Job

Losing your job isn’t an easy thing to recover from especially if you are a skilled developer. You have worked hard to hone your craft but things didn’t quite go as planned. So your mind runs and you start to worry if you will ever code again. Take a deep breath, you...

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A Few of the Greatest Programmers of All Time

Fame, notoriety, notability – it’s all relative. Besides a few very prominent names, like the Bill Gateses and Mark Zuckerbergs of the world, there aren’t exactly what one could call celebrity programmers, and most people really don’t care who invented the internet,...

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What Happens When You Lie on Your CV?

There comes a point in everyone’s life where the market is tough, you’re new to your field or you’re just down on your luck and no one is responding to your job applications. Even though developers are in demand, a job search is by no means a walk in the park. Adding...

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Why You Shouldn’t Accept a Counter Offer

Every now and then we have a developer who accepts a counter offer. It’s definitely not the norm, but it happens. It’s also easy to understand why. The problem is this; while money plays a very big role in the job selection process, it's not...

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There’s no Skills Shortage in South Africa

At e-Merge we regularly hear that ol’ pearl; ‘there’s a skills shortage in South Africa’. The truth is that we get to work with some incredible candidates every day; developers who are driven, talented and hard working. The trouble? It’s not uncommon for businesses to...

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How to Use Body Language to Ace Your Interview

Acing an interview is definitely tougher than it sounds, your nerves can easily get the better of you. If we are honest with ourselves, at some point everyone has been reduced to a dithering fool whilst sitting opposite an icy interviewer. The feeling of walking out...

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How to Write a CV That Sets You Apart

Getting your CV to the top of a pile is by no means an easy feat. You need to know how to write a CV that sets you apart. It’s our first point of contact with you. You kind of need to impress us, give us enough to go on so that we can better understand your career...

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If You’re Not on GitHub Do You Even Exist?

We often meet candidates who are, for lack of a better term, mediocre. While there’s nothing wrong with not being a rocket scientist developer straight off the bat, there is a lot to be said for the kind of developer who actively puts in the extra hours and energy to...

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Why Should You Go to the MyBroadband Conference 2017

All About The MyBroadband Conference 2017 You don’t need to eat, sleep and breathe tech to know that MyBroadband is a leader in the South African tech news space. In an industry that thirsts for more knowledge, information and opinion on the things that matter to us,...

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What Should a Software Developer Wear to a Job Interview?

So you have an interview set up for your dream development job in your dream company. You are already worrying about getting there on time, what questions might crop up and how technical their questions might be… and then you start to worry about what to wear too.

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13 of the strangest places developers have written code

Proving that you really can work from anywhere, here are some of the most unusual places software developers have found themselves programming. This article, by Phil Johnson appeared on IT World. These days thanks to laptops, mobile devices and seemingly ubiquitous...

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AI poses no threat to IT careers

This article by Beverley Head appeared in ComputerWeekly.com. A SolarWinds survey reveals that IT professionals are more concerned with cyber security than losing their jobs to artificial intelligence. IT professionals remain unfazed by any existential threat that...

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How to manage people, and do it well

Managing people is an art and it’s not something we’re born knowing how to do. Some people might take to managing people more naturally than others, but generally they too have to learn what works and what doesn’t through trial and error. As a techie type of person...

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Starting your first job? Here’s how not to hate it

Are you a millennial starting your first job in the big, beautiful world of software development, coding, or IT in general? Feeling daunted by the prospect?  We thought so. If you ask your parents (or any adult for that matter) they probably don’t have great memories...

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Get to Know a Little More About Garth Zoutendyk

So now and then we like to talk to each other. You know, find out who we are working with and hopefully learn something new. Today we decided to pull aside specialist Java and JEE recruiter; Garth Zoutendyk, give him a cuppa and pick his brain. Spoiler alert; it’s...

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The World’s Oldest Software Bugs

When it comes to software developing and engineering, bugs are par for the course. Most developers are as comfortable with bugs as Tarzan is with apes and in most cases, the bugs are quickly detected and dealt with by other heroic ‘bug-squashing’ developers and...

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