Posted on: 1/9/2023 - 6 min read
Why Are So Many Developers Going Unhired?
Not a day goes by that we don't read an article about developer jobs going unfilled and the demand skyrocketing by the day. And despite more
You see it in the news every day pretty much. The hype that A.I. and advanced no-code platforms are going to make coding jobs a thing of more
A college education, while still valuable, isn't necessarily for everyone. For one, it's typically one of the largest expenses that you more
I will start out by saying that these stories don't apply to me personally. In my 15+ years as a software engineer, I've been fortunate more
Posted on: 8/25/2021 - 3 min read
How Much Should I Expect to Earn as a Programmer
Because of the influx of digital adoption across industries, tech-based jobs are among the most relevant and fastest-growing in the more
Everybody is a junior at least once. At least for a portion of their lives. And during that time, mistakes will happen and servers will go more
The age old question of college vs self-taught has been debated for decades now, with no clear winner. But I think that we're now closer more
If you have a portfolio on the web with your own custom URL, then congratulations, that is half the battle when looking for a job. The more
Posted on: 12/7/2020 - 5 min read
Mistakes I made at my first programming job
Just like in the Matrix, everybody falls their first time. You don't know what you don't know and what you don't know can sometimes cause more
Posted on: 11/30/2020 - 6 min read
5 tips to help you land your first programming job
Whether you just finished college finally after 4 years of hard work, or maybe you just completed a 6 month coding bootcamp, or even more
Posted on: 11/23/2020 - 5 min read
Your first month at your first programming job
If you remember your first day in high school, or any school, it's alot like that. You don't know anyone or where anything is. There's alot more
Posted on: 1/25/2020 - 5 min read
3 things to avoid at your next coding interview
I have interviewed a fair number of potential programmers during my years and have turned many of them down for various reasons. There are more
Posted on: 9/13/2019 - 5 min read
Making your first programming job easier
Regardless of how good you think you are as a programmer, there is a good chance that you are not prepared for your first big programming more
Posted on: 6/18/2019 - 5 min read
My top 5 interview tips for coders
Graduation season is here and as such, many new young coders are making their way through the job market hoping to strike it rich. And the more
Q: Should I apply to Google if I am starting out as a coder or coming from a coding bootcamp?This is a very popular question that I often more
Whenever you hear about programmers and coding, you eventually end up hearing about working remotely from your bed in your pajamas while a more
Posted on: 11/8/2018 - 5 min read
How to quit your job and feel good about it
If you're 23+ years old, odds are that you either currently don't like your job very much, or that you just left a job that you didn't like more
Posted on: 11/6/2018 - 4 min read
Is programming a stressful career choice?
Many people see the Instagram posts of programmer's sipping luxurious coffee in bed with their laptops at an awkward angle that would not more
Posted on: 11/2/2018 - 5 min read
Should you work at a startup?
I get this question frequently from many people, mainly those just starting out on their programming careers, and having both been a more
Posted on: 10/16/2018 - 5 min read
The best way to prepare for a programming interview
You received that email, welcoming you through the doors of a prestigious (or not so prestigious) software company in order for you too more
Posted on: 8/22/2018 - 4 min read
Advice for younger programmers looking for work
I get asked very frequently about the best route to take when looking to land that next big programming job, particularly when more
Posted on: 8/20/2018 - 4 min read
Your work portfolio vanished, now what
Just recently, a potential client requested to see some of my past work, or my work portfolio, if you will. If you ever go the more
Posted on: 5/1/2018 - 5 min read
Landing your first programming job
Regardless of the field that you find yourself in, landing your first job is one of the most difficult challenges that you will face in more
Interviews in general can be nerve-racking meetings regardless of where your current skill level is at. You can be a junior developer and more
Posted on: 7/8/2015 - 4 min read
I took a midterm exam during my coding interview
Everyone that knows me, knows that I enjoy a good interview. I even enjoy the bad ones sometimes because if anything, they at least make more
Posted on: 6/5/2014 - 6 min read
Top 5 reasons to not become a software developer
Recently I wrote about why you should become a software developer and all the benefits that come with it. It's a great career and an more
Posted on: 5/13/2014 - 5 min read
Top reasons to become a software developer
Choosing a career is one of the most important things that you will get a chance to do in life, so it's important to choose wisely. It's more
Posted on: 3/5/2014 - 4 min read
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
It's a question that gets posed to kids all the time. Sometimes with hilarious results. Vampire, is a popular answer. I heard a kid say he more
Posted on: 2/20/2014 - 5 min read
The Pros And Cons Of Working With Recruiters
Recruiters have a tight hold on tech jobs these days, for a few reasons. But mainly that tech jobs are hard to fill and they pay more
Posted on: 1/23/2014 - 5 min read
How I Landed My First Programming Job
One of the hardest things that I've had to do in life was to convince a company, a money making institution, that they needed my awesome more
Posted on: 1/18/2014 - 6 min read
Top Reasons To Say Goodbye To Your Job
So you've contemplated it for weeks which turned to months, which maybe turned into years and now you're ready to make your big move. more