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September is a time of changes, children start their next school year and adults return to work with loads of energy, happy to take up new challenges. This is also a time when companies decide to hire new employees. Thus, I would like to give a piece of useful advice to those who wish to shine in their job interviews. You may be on top of the world with your knowledge, but remember that I don’t know that yet! You can show it following the tips and I can guarantee your best side won’t be overlooked.

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It is impossible to work between 9-5

by Agnieszka Gibowska March 18, 2010 Best practices
Have you ever wondered how many hours do you actually work at the office? Excluding lunch breaks and other breaks obviously. Have you ever calculated your productivity level during the day? How many hours are you able to work uninterrupted? If at all possible.
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Is planning the career path pointless?

by Agnieszka Gibowska January 15, 2010 HRM
The beginning of a new year is always a great time to start moving your career in a better direction. It’s pretty common that at that time many employees set Workplace and Career New Year’ s Resolutions. This is also the time for looking back on what you achieved last year, what failures you faced [...]
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How to survive in a new developer’s job? Part 2

by Agnieszka Gibowska December 1, 2009 HRM
If you have just started a software developer’s career or changed a workplace these tips may comae in handy while establishing yourself in a new environment. It’s not easy to earn colleagues’ respect and reach the “core” of the company. Many fresh graduate developers fail at the very beginning for a variety of different reasons. [...]
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How to survive in a new developer’s job? Part 1

by Agnieszka Gibowska November 24, 2009 Best practices
Are you starting your developer’s career? You stand 50% chance of losing this job within the first two years, the study revealed. Surprisingly, many great and talented people fail. I can imagine that after so many years of studying you don’t feel like getting fired. More importantly, it’s becoming the place you start spending 1/3 [...]
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5 reasons why software developers fail in their first jobs.

by Agnieszka Gibowska November 17, 2009 Best practices
According to the study by Leadership IQ around 46% percent of newly-hired employees will fail within the first 2 years in the new job. By failure they mean terminations, leaving under pressure, receiving disciplinary action, or receiving very negative performance reviews. This rate is also nothing different among software developers. Why people who have the [...]
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How will recruitment change in 2019?

by Agnieszka Gibowska July 6, 2009 HRM
Have you ever wondered what the recruitment will be like in 10 years’ time? With all the new HR 2.0 trends and social networks will it remain the same? Will the current economic crisis affect the employment conditions? How will the rapidly aging society cope on the labour market? Will CVs and cover letters survive? [...]
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How to handle 2 killer questions at the job interview?

by Agnieszka Gibowska June 25, 2009 HRM
Regardless of age and professional experience, during every recruitment process we meet several applicants who haven’t got the faintest idea what the company deals with and what the vacancy involves.  Among many other questions that candidates have to face during the interview, there are two, seemingly harmless ones, that I consider to be  killer questions [...]
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Faulty recruitment process. Who’s to blame?

by Agnieszka Gibowska May 18, 2009 HRM
Each and every company has to admit that they picked the wrong person for the vacancy at least once in their lifetime. It’s difficult to confess that we made a bad decision hiring Mr. Average who later proved to be a total misfit in the company, hard to get along with and delivering work results [...]
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