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How to Use LinkedIn to Get Noticed

How to Use LinkedIn to Get Noticed

There are millions of South Africans and thousands of developers using LinkedIn to boost their professional profiles, is it worth the effort or is it online snake-oil? If you aren’t sure, it’s probably time you learned how to use LinkedIn. We decided to delve into the...

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What to do When You Lose Your Job

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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13 of the strangest places developers have written code

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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Carte Blanche Blues? Beat them with these 4 handy tips

Carte Blanche Blues? Beat them with these 4 handy tips

The absolute freedom of a Saturday to yourself. And then, Sunday. It starts off alright. A little weekend lie-in, a few light chores. But as the afternoon drags on, the Sunday Blues creep in. Your anxiety grows, as Monday looms large. And then, the official signal of the end of the weekend: The dreaded Carte Blanche theme music. The week-end death knell.

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The Ultimate Answer to the Salary Question

The Ultimate Answer to the Salary Question

Recruiters never skip the opportunity to ask that hideous open-ended question about your salary expectations. It’s no wonder this tricky subject strikes horror in the guts of seasoned experts, they go in cold and instantly turn the thermostat up to 40˚. It’s nothing...

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The Broken Telephone – HR Versus the Line Manager

The Broken Telephone – HR Versus the Line Manager

If you’ve ever gone through the job acquisition pipeline you’ll know that it can be smooth or it can be a mess. The more people involved in the process, the more convoluted, stressful and often illogical it is. When your CV has to land on the desks of any number of...

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Preparing for the Year Ahead With Philosophy

Preparing for the Year Ahead With Philosophy

Whether you have decided to bust out or hang in there at your current job and workplace, you need to prepare yourself for the year ahead. In 2018 polony tried to kill you and it goes without saying that there will be something equally sinister in 2019. Your trials...

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How to Fire a Client or Leave a Job

How to Fire a Client or Leave a Job

When you finally reach breaking point and you know its time to move on but you don’t know exactly what to say, you need to read this. Firing a client is akin to breaking up with a partner – it's awkward and the most unfun you can have outside of month end grocery...

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New Year, New Job: How to Get a New Job in January

New Year, New Job: How to Get a New Job in January

You arrive at work on the first day of the new year; full of ambition, beaming with excitement for the year ahead… but instead, you walk into an office stale with disappointment and mismanagement. Nothing kills your drive quite like the sheer misery of a soul-crushing...

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Ted Talks Tuesday

Any 3D form can be made from 2D form, by folding and this is proven mathematically. Imagine having an intelligent sheet that could self-fold, into any form it wants, anytime. ROBOGAMI! This is wild!  ...

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Say I.T. Loud!

Say I.T. Loud!

Uncle Louis thinks Java development’s disgraceful: the Indonesian island should be kept pristine! And that Perl, Python and Ruby are great names for Gothic triplets. Don’t be like Uncle Louis. His job prospects are plummeting fast.  Information technology is one of...

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The Rules of Office Etiquette

The Rules of Office Etiquette

Just when you think you’ve elegantly smashed the mysterious office culture, you come to realise that you aren’t the golden child of the office. There always are and always will be some bad habits you need to guard against in the event that someone is offended, put off...

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The 5 Best Gifts to Give a Developer This Christmas

The 5 Best Gifts to Give a Developer This Christmas

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, giving gifts is just fun. These gadgets will be cool for a while, so you can even hang onto these great gift ideas beyond 2019. The best part of giving gadgets as gifts is that for the most part; technology transcends the...

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What Causes Job Burnout?

What Causes Job Burnout?

Regardless of our job title, there is always more to do; more emails to reply to, more meetings to attend and more clients to attend to. In the previous article about burnout, we discussed what burnout actually is. In this article, we are going to tackle the causes....

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What is Job Burnout?

What is Job Burnout?

As the last quarter rolls around many people are beginning to feel that old discomfort; job burnout What is job burnout though? Those who have never experienced it may struggle to identify with the symptoms and consequences of burnout, but it really is a thing and...

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How to Succeed as an Employee

How to Succeed as an Employee

Its safe to say that just about everyone wants to be their own boss, the thought of not having to answer to a manager or a boss is nothing if not alluring. When you are your own boss you set your own hours, your own dress code, your own leave and even your own...

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How to Tell if You are Too Expensive

How to Tell if You are Too Expensive

Everybody could deal with a fatter pay cheque. Seriously how cool would it be to be able to go to the dentist, right? Or even to go see a movie now and then? Before we get carried away and start buying gluten-free bread lets just take a moment to consider whether your...

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