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5 tips for writing better cover letters

Avoid being another faceless resume in the stack with a cover letter that shows how you're better...
10 common resume mistakes

You have 30 seconds to make a good impression. Here's how to make your resume stand out.
Jump-start your career with open source skills

College programs don't always teach the real-world skills you need in today's workplace. Here's how...
How my two-week project turned into a full time open source startup

Learn how a small project to automate a web developer's invoicing process morphed into a full-...
How to negotiate your salary

Although any sort of negotiation can be stressful, negotiating compensation for a new job can be...
How to nail a tech writer job interview

For technical writing gigs, w​hat is it that hiring managers are looking for, what can you provide...
5 ways to motivate technical employees

These five leadership tips can help anyone motivate employees to do their best work.
How to deal with leaving an open source project

A lesson on why people leave open source projects and how you can do so gracefully.