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How much difference does experience make? [closed]

I see many job adds which require at least x years experience. The question is how do you know when a candidate has the required years of experience? What do you expect from a person with x years ...
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What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers? [closed]

Are buffer overflows acceptable from a graduate developer? Are we setting the bar too high? What are the expected capabilities of graduate/junior engineers? Context: We are currently recruiting for ...
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Should I be looking for developers with specific skill sets or generalists that need to learn? [closed]

Thanks to the great help of this site and SO, I've been able to make a prototype of a software I want to sell but unfortunately although the prototype works I think my code quality is very low. I didn'...
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Why don't more companies hire remotely? [duplicate]

I keep hearing about the desperate recruiting efforts of companies in tech hubs such as SF and NYC. However, every time I'm contacted by a startup I'm told the position is on-site and working remotely ...
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When job hunting, what grabs your attention about a job posting [closed]

The small company I work for is currently looking for a few good programmers. We have posted job listings in a few places and hit up the local user group boards, but haven't really gotten anything ...
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How to avoid to be employed by companies which are candidates to DailyWTF stories? [closed]

I'm reading The Daily WTF archives and especially those stories about IT-related companies which have a completely wrong approach of software development, the job of a developer, etc. Some stories ...
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Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer? [closed]

(Originally posted on Stack Overflow but closed there and more relevant for here) So we first interviewed a guy for a technical role and he was pretty good. Before the second interview we googled him ...
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