Strength and Weakness Question

Just like every jobseeker, we always dealt with difficult questions during a job interview. Even an interview alone is intimidating, sometimes when we get unusual questions like “What is your Strength and Weakness?”, it would freak out most people. Some questions are naturally easy to answer but a question like this would take us a few minutes to reflect and think of what we were doing for your whole life! But we don’t want the interviewee to wait and stare at us while we sit there and think of...
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GIS Jobs: Explore Every Opportunity

You will most likely start your GIS career in an entry-level position. To be clear, GIS entry-level jobs are part-time often targeted at recent graduates and do not include employee benefits. On the other hand, GIS internships are opportunities offered to potential employees to work for fixed or limited period of time.These GIS jobs give you mind-numbingly boring tasks... also, they usually don’t pay the bills... but when it’s all said and done, you really just need theopportunity to get your f...
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Habits of a Successful Software Developer

Here are some effective habits that you could adopt into your routine as a software developer:  Write clean: Assign clear, meaningful names to variables and functions - something that should be simpler if you’re following the one function, one purpose rule of thumb. It is important that when you come back to your to your code weeks after writing it, you can understand quickly and easily what it is meant to do. Understanding how your code helps drive the overall business: As a devel...
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What is an “A Player”?

Have you ever been in the team who have higher expectations for their goals and constantly working toward them? That is when you know that you are in a team of A-players. They are the ideal form of employees for the top companies and have excellent qualities that we all are working for.  Here are 5 characteristics of A player. Personal ownership  A player like to be held accountable for his or her work and thinks of ways to improve. Taking ownership means being responsible fo...
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How to maintain Good Relationships at Work

Workplace used to be a cycle of working for eight hours and go home to loved ones. But now, there are changes in our expectations of workplaces and we want a more meaningful environment. People who we work with is the most important part of creating meaningful workspace. Building strong relationships with co-workers is a great investment for a better working experience and career growth. Here are 7 ways to maintain good relationships with co-workers.  Have an effective communication ...
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Software Developers: Don’t get Discouraged

The technology industry is one of the most intense and volatile industries out there, and it can be overwhelming to jump into. However, remember that everyone, at some point in their coding career, started as beginners. Do some people learn faster than others? Yes. But you can't let that discourage you from getting started. Coding careers are desirable for a very good reason: you can teach yourself anything on the internet... for free! And often the lifestyle which accompanies a career in te...
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In the Mindset of a Software Developer

1. Practice makes perfect A passion for problem-solving is critical to a successful career in software development. You could start by practising coding simple programs. Pick problems to solve and use your chosen language (Java, C++, C#, JavaScript, Ruby, Python or Scala) to figure them out. There are lots of tutorials online to get you started. Attend meet-ups if you want to pursue a career. It will give you an understanding of different topics, and is a great opportunity to speak to exp...
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How to stay awake at work

It has arrived. Your eyes feel sandpapery as you struggle to keep them open. Your whole body feels weighted, but your computer screen continues to glare, remindingyou that you’re not quite done yet. If you’re tired or barely keeping your eyelids at half-mast, here are some ideas to help you out: GetUp Getting up and moving around can be one of the best ways to wake yourself up.Taking five minutes to get up, stretch, walk to the water cooler or to a coworker’sdesk can have great benefits ...
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Out with the old, and in with a new job

Are you considering to change your career this year? Here are some tips to help you prepare in optimising your career plans Numbers Stand Out With even more CVs to review than normal, it is imperative you make your CV stand out in a professional way. Statistics and numbers are a sure way to get the hiring manager’s attention Boost your Digital Platform Give your LinkedIn account an update, add perspective employers, join groups centered around your job ideals and perhaps let potenti...
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Tips on how to balance work and personal life

Though it can be difficult, it is possible to strike that perfect balance between work and personal life. Here are five tips to find that balancing point for your work-life. Unplug The benefits of unplugging and getting away from any sort of screen time are enormous. Turning off, silencing, or leaving behind your phone will greatly help you to focus on your family. Unplugging can also help your eyes and brain adjust. When you spend long amounts of time looking at that glaring white light,...
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