Whether you’re a Code Newbie who is just beginning your career in tech or experienced professional, you might have heard various myths about contributing to open source.
In this article, I’m gonna demystify some of them for you. I hope that after reading it you’ll give it a try and deep dive into an amazing open source world.
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Have you ever left the job interview feeling that something is just not right? Have doubts about joining that company? High chances are you’ve spotted some red flags.
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Keep in mind that the recruitment process is a two-way street. It’s not only about the company hiring the right person, but also a great opportunity for you to learn more about them before you say “yes” to their job offer.
Make sure to give yourself time to think about the entire interviewing experience as those might have been important warning signs.
Here are 8 red flags in a job interview that you shouldn’t ignore.
You may already know from my 2 previous articles: “How to prepare for a technical interview (and “live coding” part) for a Software Engineer role?” and “Interview preparation checklist” how crucial it is to have your questions ready – thanks to this you not only show your interest but also learn about things that are important for YOU.
They will also help you understand whether the role you’ve applied for and the company you’re interviewing with is really for you.
Use the below questions throughout your interviews. Some might be relevant for a member of the recruitment team, others will be suitable for other Interviewers or your future Manager (they’re usually called “Hiring Managers”).
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Congrats on your upcoming interview(s)! Everyone knows how important it is to prepare for them so today I’m sharing with you my ultimate step by step guide with a complete job interview preparation checklist. Good luck with your interviews!
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I’ve officially said “goodbye” to tech recruitment in July 2020. During those fantastic 9+ years, I worked on many hiring projects: from bringing completely new disciplines to the company, building new teams, to help growing existing ones.
As you can imagine I had a chance to partner with many Managers and… I decided to share some insights from those recruitment processes (no names here, but be prepared for some gifs). All of the below had happened to me and my colleagues from the recruitment team (this is a mix of #TrueStories from various companies I worked in).
My goal is to show you what mistakes you should avoid and how you can become a great Hiring Manager that every recruitment team would love to work with!
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Celebrating 7 years at Microsoft and my first year as a Software Engineer after the career change: from recruitment to software engineering role at ‘Microsoft Teams’ Prague team!
This post will be a mix of my thoughts/learnings from my 1st year as a Software Engineer at Microsoft: it is not about “I delivered x amount of features in XYZ areas” or “I had a chance to do this and that”.
Quite the opposite: it’s a very personal post about what was happening with me, what challenges I was overcoming. And while I knew that changing my career won’t be easy, I think I didn’t expect some of the below to happen.
I don’t see many posts of what is really going ‘behind the scene’ with those who went through a career change this is why I’m sharing below.
Hopefully, you can be better prepared and avoid some of the things I’ve experienced.
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