Category Archives: Jobs and Hiring

Want to be a manager in the software business?

Look at this video with Scott Hanselman and Chris Sells. Keep in mind also that this is about Microsoft and not some company where software isn’t the heart and soul of most things they do. Then, think again. Advertisements

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Lack of Talent

In Germany, the Association of German Engineers (VDI), thru its president, Eike Lehmann, announces a current shortage of skilled workers, in particular, roughly 22.000 engineers, which "is causing concern" and can only be solved "in the short term" by re-hiring "older" … Continue reading

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Finding Great Developers. For what?

Is it that time of the year again? This year Joel Spolsky is the one to come up with the "top 5%" rule in his recent article on "Finding Great Developers". A good, though lengthy read about a great company. Perhaps. … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It’s good how Chris Bailey, Lisa Haneberg and Johanna Rothman are talking about skills and improving hiring processes these days. To underline their points, I’d like to link to three job descriptions on Microsoft Careers: The Good The Bad The Ugly In particular, … Continue reading

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Ever wondered what a capabilities a Program Manager should have?

Have a look at that job description. Glossary (Geek teaser buzz words revealed): Closures: Function objects, Anonymous methods Lamda (Did I mean Lambda?): Closures used as language constructs Virtual dispatch: Whatchamacall? (Which class’s method implementation should we call?) VB [Visual Basic (.NET)]: Syntactically sweetened interface method call … Continue reading

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Don’t know what job you want to do?

Here is one I’d do: Technical Program Manager It’s in Microsoft’s EEC, where they host a huge amount of computing equipment to let customers testdrive enterprise-scale applications. Furthermore, building 25 has supposedly the prettiest cafeteria on the main campus. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Degree or not degree: that is the question

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;No more; and, by a sleep to say we endThe heartache … Continue reading

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