The company in question is a small, successful tech startup in a college town in a rural region. In an unusual fit of courage, I wrote and sent in a verbose letter of application for a development internship. I'm already regretting this bout of self-esteem, because I'm not that qualified, and though I made that clear in my letter, they've asked me in for a "short talk". I have no idea what to expect. Difficulty level: social phobia. [more inside]
I'm currently in pursuit of a Master's in Instructional Design, but what software should I learn to use alongside the theory? [more inside]
For most of my career I've just floated downstream taking a position that seemed interesting enough, or at least an improvement - and then found myself unhappy when it wasn't a good fit. I want to be more intentional in my job search this time - I'm hoping the wise folks of green might have some ideas of industries and jobs I should be researching. [more inside]
Need some special snowflake programming career advice. [more inside]
How do I know I’ve taught myself enough technical writing software (number of programs and my abilities therein) for potential employers to take me seriously? [more inside]
I see lots of writing submissions trackers, such as Duotrope and Assignmint, and job application trackers like Huntsy and StartWire. Is there a web app that helps me track multiple kinds of submissions? [more inside]
Are you/were you a software developer or PhD researcher who is or was having horrific career issues? Do you/did you really like your therapist? [more inside]
I'm changing careers into the software industry and I am having difficulty choosing a path – lots of different roles look REALLY appealing. If you are working or hiring in the industry, can you advise me on a good route? [more inside]
Career advice filter: I'm currently an experienced research assistant at a major research university (three years out of undergrad) who developed serious programming skills working on NLP projects doing parsing and information retrieval. My undergraduate degree is in Linguistics. I'm attempting a career transition into a more purely technical, software-oriented, possibly NLP-flavored position. Do you have any practical advice for ways that I can showcase my programming abilities and/or convince prospective employers that I am solid candidate (despite the lack of CS degree)? [more inside]
Is it worth changing careers, getting a masters in CS? [more inside]
I'm currently doing the 9-5 for a company as a software developer during the week and am a church organist on Sundays (as well as a few other freelance music gigs), but I would like to leave the office behind and become a freelance developer so I can spend more time on music. I've thought about this a lot, but now I want to actually DO it. What steps do I need to take to make this happen? Does anyone have experience being in this type of situation? [more inside]
Which sales role has more room for advancement - Direct Enterprise Account Manager OR Channel Partner Manager?
Which sales role has more room for advancement - Direct Enterprise Account Manager OR Channel Partner Manager? [more inside]
What are the career prospects like for a sales person of medical solutions? [more inside]
What career interest inventory testing procedures and career related computer software programs would a college academic advisor use? [more inside]
Leaving a $120k salary behind. Am I really insane? [more inside]
What do I need to learn, and what experiences do I need to attain to get a top software development job? [more inside]
How do I find a good technical recruiter in the Bay Area? Of course, the catch is that I want to maintain my confidentiality due to current job. [more inside]
Composers, musicians, songwriters: What steps do you take to create a piece of music from scratch? Additional questions about working as a composer, music software, planning processes, etc. inside. [more inside]
Science! How can I use my excessive tech / management / leadership background to enable science (while still getting paid a living wage)? [more inside]
Should I take a job in Baghdad? [more inside]
Can I make a living coding from home, and where can I find such a job? [more inside]
Describe your software development job. [more inside]
AustinFilter: What software/web development companies (located in Austin) would you want to work for? [more inside]
Are there any Release Management Engineers out there? I would like to find out about your daily routine. Besides the responsibilities mentioned in typical job descriptions, what is it like being a release management engineer? Is it stressful? Is there room for creativity? What sort of career path is there? Lastly, how does the pay compare with other software engineering roles?
Should I quit law school? I was a software engineer for 10 years before starting law school. Now I'm one year in and doing okay (at an upper 2nd tier school), and got a summer internship at a big, prestigious firm. And I absolutely hate it. [more inside]
A software development specific question regarding the age old experience vs. education argument. [more inside]
How do I fast track my way into consulting? [more inside]
How do I approach software companies for information on getting future jobs? [more inside]
I'm looking for a piece of software that will spider the company's intranet. After looking around for a few days, I've generated a list of requirements. [more inside]
What are some small or lesser-known software or IT consulting companies that have a reputation for being good places to work? Fog Creek Software has been mentioned here many times before, and they brag about being able to hire the best developers. What small or lesser-known companies can you think of with similar reputations?
What are some good online resources for the recently unemployed, particularly free or cheap software that helps me manage contact info, calls, appointments, mailings (like a CRM for jobhunting)? Also, recommendations for software for staying on top of the billing for freelance work?