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  • What I look for in a Junior Android Dev

    Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Otti HartNo comments

    About a week ago, someone on /r/androiddev asked the question “What are the things that every Junior Android Developer should know?” . Being the kind of guy that I am, I was browsing the subreddit at work (whilst compiling, obviously ) and got an answer in early which people seemed to like a lot. So this is mostly just me expanding on my points. Skillset If you’re looking to come onboard as a ...

  • How to Manage Difficult Bosses Like a Boss!

    Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 by Otti HartNo comments

    By Shahla Aliyeva Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash Working on a web development project can be tough. Still, it becomes absolute hell if you are dealing with a demanding boss. They keep piling extra burdens on you to meet their unreasonable expectations. Some of these demands may be downright extreme or totally irrelevant to the success of the project. What, then, should you do if you find ...

  • Insight Interview Series: 1. What Recruiters are Really Looking For

    Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Otti HartNo comments

    1. The Recruitment Process (from real recruiters) To help our Android developers pick up those jobs that motivate them the most, we spoke to tech recruiters to gain deep and genuine insights into what they’re really looking for. These questions cover a range of sought-after topics covering anything from technical interview questions to the essential soft skills recruiters are checking for. Photo ...

  • Most Common Interview Questions for a Junior Android Developer and How to Prepare

    Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by Otti HartNo comments

    By Shahla Aliyeva Photo by Van Tay Media on Unsplash Android currently has the lion’s share of mobile operating systems in the market. With that, the demand for Android developers has continued to increase with time as numerous companies and individual entrepreneurs venture into the business of developing apps for the operating system. Securing a working position as an Android developer has also ...

  • Reach for The Stars. How to Fulfill Your Potential and Think BIG.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Otti HartNo comments

    If you are going to spend 40 hours per week, and the majority of your conscious life, at work, you might as well make the most of it! Here’s some insight into ensuring that you are squeezing as much of the good stuff out of it as possible. Take control and remember, small habitual changes can transform how you interact with the world. As scientists discover more about the human brain they have ...

  • Conscious Leadership in Engineering

    Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Otti HartNo comments

    by Amy Yin, Software Engineer at Coinbase Context: I gave a “Conscious Leadership in Engineering” workshop at droidcon San Francisco and the conference organizers loved the content. They reached out and asked me to write for their blog and share more about Conscious Leadership. Conscious Leadership is a popular framework created by Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman for growing in self-awareness. I ...

  • Your Outstanding Cover Letter: What to Include and How to Structure It

    Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Otti Hart1 comment

    By Shahla Aliyeva Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash Anyone running a job advertisement is likely to receive dozens of cover letters, and you must make yours stand out from the crowd. Here are a few suggestions for how to make sure you get the responses you’re looking for: · Get the basics right: It may sound obvious, but typos or spelling mistakes are going to be a huge turn off for the ...

  • Salary: How to Negotiate and Earn What You Deserve

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Otti Hart1 comment

    By Shahla Aliyeva Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash Points to Consider When Negotiating a Fair Salary Negotiating an honest wage can be tricky business, one that involves several factors, including your respective job qualifications and experience in the field (not to mention your prospective employer’s budget). The process can be made much more manageable, however, by following a handful of ...

  • 10 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Career

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Otti Hart2 comments

    By Shahla Aliyeva Photo by Sam Dan Truong on Unsplash Getting the most out of a career is any professional’s dream. Yet how often do most people call it quits before having tasted career success, or continue down a career path they are unsatisfied with? What does getting the most out of your career imply? Well, the answer provided usually depends on who you ask. Most professionals perceive career ...

  • How and When to Advance from a Developer to a Management Position

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by Otti Hart1 comment

    By Shahla Aliyeva Photo by Fabian Grohs on Unsplash As a professional, you're probably familiar with the so-called Peter Principle, which holds that employees are promoted based on their performance in their current position, not on their potential to excel in a new job. In your career as a junior developer, chances are that you may be promoted to become a manager once your employer feels you've ...