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Common Recruitment Challenges in the IT Industry

My position in my LinkedIn profile is a CEO of a team of 25 for several years now (nowadays 45), and yet I still do receive about a dozen emails every week through LinkedIn inviting me to apply as a junior developer somewhere or take on a senior position for an industry that I hadn’t even heard of. Additionally,…

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How Can Non-Technical Founders Make a Technical Business Work

Are you a non-technical person working on an IT start-up idea, or other technical business ventures, with a bunch of software techies? Best-case scenario, find a technical co-founder and you are good to go. While some non-technical managers and founders are capable of working well with developers, there may be different problems that would jeopardize the growth…

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How To Prepare For A Software Engineering Job

Getting ready for your first software engineering job can be daunting. Developers are in demand, but gaining the minimum skill set for becoming competitive usually takes 2-3 years. The first job or two as an engineer could be quite challenging to land. The two most important things you need to understand first are: Your job…

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Sales Tips For Growing A Software Development Business

Software developers often think about starting a business of their own. There are freelance and remote working opportunities, the job requires understanding business models, and the pay is great. Of course, the tricky question is – how to land repetitive customers? 4 Strategies For Bootstrapping Without A Sales Background Sales skills are paramount for founders….

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Strategies In Managing A Software Development Team

I’ve jumped between the role of a senior developer and a manager multiple times – including leading and managing a software development team role. My first stunt in management was nearly a decade ago. We were building a Java-based distributed software for a telecom group operating in multiple countries. I spent a year and a half…

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WordCamp Bucharest – Tips for Enterprise WordPress Projects

I spent the weekend at Bucharest attending the local WordCamp — a wonderful event made possible thanks to passionate organizers and volunteers, top-notch speakers, generous sponsors, and the Romanian WordPress community! The topic of my presentation was “Tips for Enterprise WordPress Projects“. I did a quick survey before filling out the form, assessing the topics…

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Dealing With Bullies And Dominance Behavior

I stumbled upon a video called “How to Stop A Bully” by Brooks Gibbs today while surfing through LinkedIn. Here’s the original version: Now, Gibbs shares a number of valuable lessons during his research. Bullying is also called a “Dominance Behavior” by psychologists or establishing a state of power over other human beings. The most common…

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The Lifecycle Of An Entrepreneur

The most genuine disappointment from entrepreneurship I’ve seen myself were former full-time employees who used to work in large corporations. There was the initial hype, desire, hustle, and dreams. This took a couple of weeks. The hard work and actionable enthusiasm followed. Another month down the road. Yet, results were nowhere to be found. This was just the beginning….

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