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Breaking into tech startups without tech skills

First off, it’s hard to get non-technical jobs at a tech startups. I’m just basing that off of my experience trying to get testing jobs at tech companies.

Software testing is technical but you don’t see job openings for it until the company has at least 20 people. It can be pretty challenging.

It feels like in the early days of a tech startup, most of the open position are technology focused. You’ll see positions for programmers, engineers, data scientists, developer operations, things like that.

There just aren’t a lot of non-technical jobs available. So through basic supply and demand you can see why the jobs are always difficult to get into.

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6 Work From Home Tips For Programmers

Just a few short years ago, working from home may have seemed out of reach for workers in some industries. Today, remote work is on the rise!

In 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing some of their work remotely. This is up from 19 percent in 2003, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With the growth of the internet and the need for talented workers, more companies have started to accept working from home as normal.

As a software developer, I’ve definitely marked this trend. With my skill set, all I really need is a relatively powerful computer and strong internet connection, and I can practically work from anywhere.

I’ve been working from home for almost a year now. Working from home isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Some days have been a lot better than others. Don’t get me wrong –– it’s great. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but like most things, it takes some getting used to.

I’ve learned a lot about working from home over these last few months. Here are my suggestions on the right way to work from home.

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Hidden Signs That It Is Time To Leave Your Job

When feelings about a job are extreme, either good or bad, you know what to do. When you love your work and can’t wait to start coding each morning, it’s clear that you should stay. When things are horrible—I mean down right awful—most developers will do their best to abandon ship as quickly as possible. However, when you’re simply comfortable, you might not know what to do.

Sometimes you need to make a change and you don’t even know it. Here are a few hidden signs that it is time to leave your job.

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