Finding Your Geek Zen

If you are choosing to be a software engineer for your career, then do not forget to find your Geek Zen, which means taking care of YOU! This article will focus on things that I have come up with during my 20+ year software career. These are things I sure wished I knew when I … Continue reading Finding Your Geek Zen

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dotNetDave Rocks SQL Saturday #611

I hope you will join me for SQL Saturday in Orange County, California on April 1, 2017. I will be doing the session below. Rock Your Technical Interview 2:45 pm in Humanities 305 Have you ever not gotten a job because you weren’t prepared for the interview? Would you like a big raise? Do you need … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks SQL Saturday #611

Rock Your Technical Interview (2017)

I've just released a brand new version of my Rock Your Technical Interview conference session on video-on-demand. It's packed full of new tips for 2017! To see this session, live and in person click here to check out my conference schedule. Röck Yoür Technical Interview from David McCarter on Vimeo. Save 50% if you purchase … Continue reading Rock Your Technical Interview (2017)

Interviewee => Recruiter Tip #8: Learn How To Create Calendar Invites

I don’t know about you, but if something is not on my calendar, there is a very good chance it won’t happen. I’ve been learning this time around that most recruiters do not know how to make calendar events for their candidates. If a recruiter sets up a call with the candidate or a phone/ … Continue reading Interviewee => Recruiter Tip #8: Learn How To Create Calendar Invites

Rock Your Technical Interview – Video (V3)

Have you ever not gotten a job because you weren’t prepared for the interview? Would you like a big raise? Do you need motivation to rock your career? I’ve interviewed 100’s of software developers and will share my knowledge on how to survive, what we look for and even divulge some of the secrets we … Continue reading Rock Your Technical Interview – Video (V3)

256 Seconds with dotNetDave (E3) – Before You Leave for the Technical Interview

In this episode dotNetDave talks about the four things you need before you walk out the door for a technical interview. Check out more about this subject at the "Rock Your Technical Interview" conference at an event near you. Click here for dates. Links mentioned in episode: Rock Your Technical Interview DVD Business Cards Episode … Continue reading 256 Seconds with dotNetDave (E3) – Before You Leave for the Technical Interview

Getting Up To Speed

I recently received an email from someone who watched my "Rock Your Technical Interview" video: "... long story short, I have way too many years of classic VB (and all its flavors) and only two or three years of asp.net (VS 2005/2008).  I have had several interviews but have discovered I'm too light in too … Continue reading Getting Up To Speed