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Todor Papic

60 web development software specialist interview questions

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The days of Web Development being pretty HTML mockups are long gone. Today’s Web Development is excruciatingly demanding in technical terms and there is a growing demand for a web development software specialist. According to Quora and Gooroo.io, for knowledge of Javascript (the main language for frontend development) companies could dash out up to 188k salary average.

For a recruiter or hiring manager looking for a web development software specialist, the task of finding one is a potentially an expensive hire. Some serious research is due here, both in terms of sourcing and screening the candidates as hiring the wrong person could potentially be extremely costly.

One of the best ways to ensure you maximize the chance of hiring the right person is tailoring the interview process to best fit the position you are looking to fill. To fully utilize this short time aimed at determining if the candidate is the right fit for the job, great care is taken to find the right questions.

So if you are looking to hire a web development software specialist, what should you pay attention to? Read More

WhoIsHiring – Tech job aggregator [expert interview]

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Whoishiring is a job platform which aims to map all the IT jobs worldwide. We have more than 30 000 job offers mapped from 25 carefully selected sources, plus we have curated job offers that are unique on our website.

Today, we talk with Sebastian Pawluś, a software developer with a will-do attitude. He started writing code on C64 today writes code for fun and profit. Likes staring at maps and always has one more idea to do. One day he will learn how to use Haskell. Founder of whoishiring.io project.

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Know the difference: Front-end, back-end, full-stack developer

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Don’t be put off by buzzwords and tech jargon. Learn what a “front-end”,  a “back-end”, and a “full-stack” developer does and give yourself the confidence to approach them with firm knowledge and a better understanding of their roles. Some of these differences are substantial and some are subtle, but all are necessary to have a clear view of the needs in the IT industry.

The demand for developers grows every day but so do the requirements for the job. There are more web tools being built than ever before and more and more people are relying daily on software technology around the globe. So whether you are looking to hire one, or want to become one, it is good to get a good understanding of what the titles “front-end”, “back-end” and “full-stack” developer mean.

To better understand each of the roles and bring closer the person behind the magic, we will cover what skills a person in one of these positions traditionally has, what technology they use, and what need they are solving with their work. Read More

Laurence Bradford talks self-learning on the Yellow Duck Podcast

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The Yellow Duck podcast continues to broadcast to developers across the world. Whether you are a senior developer or just starting out in the tech world, you’ll find something here that will interest you. In this episode of the Yellow Duck Podcast, we welcome Laurence Bradford, founder of the site learntocodewithme.com. Some of you have been down the path yourself, some are embarking on it – either way, Laurence shares her experiences and talks about her current projects that will most definitely be something you can relate to. Who is she? Read More

Dr Heinz Kabutz on the Yellow Duck Podcast

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The second episode of The Yellow Duck Podcast, a wicked-cool conversation with Dr Heinz Kabutz, a Java specialist that once used the programming language to get his skipper’s license, is on the air.

We’ll continue bringing you amazing stuff from the tech side of the world so long as there are great people to talk to and interesting stuff to cover, so feel free to shoot us a suggestion through our Facebook page. Read More

Underdog – a talent platform [expert interview]

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Josh Goldstein is a co-founder at Underdog.io, a talent platform working with tens of thousands of candidates and hundreds of top technology companies. Josh is also a co-owner of Sourcing.io. Prior, Josh worked at a VC-backed startup, at a VC firm, in finance, and as a professional poker player. He holds an MBA from UNC-Kenan Flagler and a BA from Emory University.

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Ted Neward in the first ever episode of The Yellow Duck Podcast

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From rainy Seattle, USA, Ted Neward joins us for the first episode of The Yellow Duck podcast.

We decided to create the podcast for those interested in software technology, its evolution, contribution, and importance. We will feature great guests to bring the best from every corner of the world and give you great content. In the first episode of the Yellow Duck Podcast, we invite Ted Neward.

As an industry professional of twenty years’ experience, he speaks at conferences all over the world and writes regularly for a variety of publications across the Java, .NET, and other ecosystems. He’s familiar with more programming languages than most people knew existed, and hasn’t found one yet that he couldn’t turn into a ‘mission-critical’ application when asked. 

 

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8 absolutely crazy recruitment campaigns

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In today’s candidate-driven market, innovation in recruitment efforts is being put into new gear – in fact, it’s quite possible that it is driving an entirely new vehicle – especially when it comes to recruiting in the growing tech industry.

Recruitment campaigns nowadays use videos, images, social media, and other new channels to stay relevant, rather than make a company a maverick in the industry. Today, IT companies regularly use hackathons and other events by organizing or sponsoring them to source and screen candidates. It’s clear that recruiting in IT isn’t as simple as posting a job ad anymore. Therefore the meaning of “new” and “innovative” is constantly being pushed to the limit, especially in IT, and we looked for those campaigns that really stood out.

We looked at quite a few companies that focused on attracting developers and saw a good number of really creative efforts. We tried to focus on the campaigns that would inspire and could be replicated or improved upon, so although we will mention some big names, we want to go into campaigns run by smaller companies in-depth.

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Spark Hire – a video interviewing tool [expert interview]

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My name is Kaitlynn Sirotkin.  I am the Content Marketing Manager at Spark Hire, a video interviewing solution with more than 3,000 customers across the world.

Working at Spark Hire has been great! Being part of a company that is so supportive and constantly pushing me to grow as a marketer has been really fantastic. We work in a very collaborative environment, so there is always an opportunity to learn something new. The team at Spark Hire is made up of a very dedicated group of people. It’s really refreshing to work for a company that truly cares about their customers and is invested in their success with the platform.

Like most great tech companies, Spark Hire was created out of a need. Josh Tolan, the CEO of Spark Hire, came up with the idea for the company in 2010 while driving from Chicago to San Diego.  Then, in February 2012, he brought his idea to life. Fast forward to 2017, our team of ~30 based out of Northbrook, Illinois, a north suburb of Chicago, has helped thousands of organizations connect with candidates in over 100 countries. Read More

Here’s what Tom Winter had to say for an interview with Paysa

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Paysa did an interview with Tom Winter on the difficulties with recruiting in IT.
What are some of the challenges facing IT companies for recruiting tech talent? You may ask…

“There’s a craze right now for good IT talent and a true shortage. While companies that occasionally need programming might be expected to pay a hefty fee for some of these services, there still is plenty of developers that will complete such a task. Read More