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12 April
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Making Sense of “Number of Years of Experience” in Technical Recruitment

“3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks (i.e. Django)”work_experience

“5-10 years of experience in software development, framework architecture and design”

“7 years of experience in a full stack environment, building large scale consumer web applications”

There are endless examples of these requirements listed on typical job descriptions.  Many people, including job seekers, hiring manager and recruiters, recognize that “X years of experience” is a highly unreliable proxy to gauge someone’s capabilities.  Then, why do we keep using “number of years of experience” to describe what we are looking for?  Isn’t there anything else better? Read more…

15 April
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A Quick Java Proficiency Evaluation Guide

Java programming languageJava is a widely used programming language.  In a recent article, it ranks as the second most coveted programming skills by employers, just behind SQL.

We interviewed Anupam Mishra, a software engineer at Amazon and a long time Java developer to get some tips on what companies expect in Java software engineer candidates.

Q: What do you expect a junior level Java developer to know? Read more…