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The Software Developer’s Guide to Building an Online Reputation

In the past, I have written about how important networking can be for your chances of finding a job as a software developer. In fact, up to  80% of the jobs are filled through networking. This is especially true for developers looking for remote jobs since their options are much more limited (although growing). The reason I know this is because I run an online training program for remote software developers, and I’ve been helping our students hack their way to get their first...

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Freelancing and Studying? Check out These Ideas to Get (and Stay) Organized in 2018

Does this sound like you? You work as a freelancer and study at the same time. So, you go to class and listen carefully, writing notes on everything that the professor says. When it is time to do homework, you feel like you are reading another language. Still, you shove your head in the book and repeat the information over and over. You turn off the music and lock your roommate out. You have to focus. Then you sit down on test day and stare at that test like you have never seen it before. You...

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What Jobs Can I Get With a Criminal Record?

While it's common knowledge that having a criminal record can impact your life, few people know exactly how much of a burden it can be. When you're convicted of a crime, the way society sees you inevitably shifts. It can be challenging to do things that once were easy - and even harder to do things that require significant effort. One of the most significant problems faced by those with records is finding work. If you have a record, you might be left wondering exactly what kind of job yo...

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Remote Working - The Rise of Location Independence

As the digital age has matured over the years, the geographic location of the workplace has gained elasticity and much of the global workforce has merged together, resulting in worldwide collaboration. Many working people long for ‘location independence’ allowing them to expand their business opportunities, choose where to live or even lead a nomadic lifestyle. It has been reported that this way of working can increase employee happiness and productivity. An abundance of sophisticate...

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4 Ways Social Media Branding Helps Your Business

Social media is a huge component of effectively advertising your business. In fact, if you don’t engage people on social media, it may be almost impossible to attract new customers, because they just won’t see you. Here are five ways that social media branding can help your business. Improve Search Engine Optimization If your company is not currently posting on social media, you may not be getting the most out of your SEO. In addition to ranking for your website, active social...