Productivity Tools

Tools written by an IT business manager, a passionate developer.

My CV was rejected. Again!

Changing the job is one of the most stressful situations in our life. We are stressed when we are reviewing job offers, when we are sending a CV and finally during the interview.

Often we are sending the CV but we are not invited to the meeting. Why? I performed already 144 interviews for technical positions. I reviewed 250 CV. Let us review the most important parts of each resume.

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Efficient development team

To deliver software, the team needs to be organized. Every team is different and each leader will be managing team individually. From my experience, I think a couple of things are more important than others. (…)

Working with only with slack is possible but only for the best

Every company uses different ways of communication. Usually, we have: – Phone – E-mail – Chat – Video

Mostly also we are using them for different purposes. What is happening when Chat takes everything? It is an interesting experience, it has a lot of advantages, but also a lot of things which are difficult to manage. Lets review a couple of the difficult ones.

In EcoVadis we are using Slack as our main communication tool. Let us review it and compare it to the e-mail. (…)

Send rocket into space in parts. How to estimate large projects?

The job posters are full of requests for agile, scrum coaches. Now every manager, team lead position in a job description has information about agile. The current trend is very clear. We are trying to deliver software in small steps. We took functionality, tear it apart into the smallest user stories possible and finish one by one. IT commits only to the work planned for the next two weeks.

This approach is working. Business sees how developers deliver software. IT is predictable and everyone is happy.

Until something bigger happens

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