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The Truth about Job Hopping Developers

Apr 11, 2012, 11:01 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The paradigm of software developers as long term, loyal employees needs to shift, because the majority of this type of work is project-based with a start and end date. It may turn out that a software developer stays in a job for years, but if it doesn?t turn out that way, their work history shouldn?t be held against them.

"I would argue that what is most important is how relevant a software developer?s skillset is to the job opening. For example, if a manager needs someone who knows Scala with experience in coding high volume, concurrent transactions, then that manager should go find the person with the best experience, no matter how many jobs the candidate has had.

"A good software developer will do everything in their power to stay current. If their employer isn?t providing them with those opportunities, they will continue to educate themselves and look elsewhere."

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