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Mark Herschberg
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Suppose someone had all the answers and you could ask an oracle (no relation to the database) any questions you wanted about software jobs. What would you ask?
(I know everyone would ask, "where can I find a job?" I'm trying to discover what are the more general questions people have. Think more long term career.)
--Mark
 
Andres Gonzalez
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1o) what's the IT area that I should target that will give me more money in the future?
2o) .NET or Java?
 
Bin Maina
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1. Job field (desktop, server side, web)
2. New project or an old(maintenance and upgrade) one.
3. How open is promotion ladder.
 
Matthew Phillips
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How can I best "sell" my soft skills to an employer?
 
Bhau Mhatre
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1. Will I have to keep learning forever all these new technologies invented every other week and getting obsolete the next year?
2. When will the time come so that the software field too has become saturated enough like other fields?
3. When will software-jobs be no longer considered as a fast-cash, anybody-can-jump-in, earn-90$/hour as an HTML developer or JavaScript architect?
4. When will people in other fields get a fair chance at earning equal amounts?
(I guess if i had asked the last two question back in 1997/98, the answer would have been 2001)
And the most important one is this:
5. Which part of the world has more brick-and-mortar compaines, old fashioned banking, etc. that may need lots of IT help in near future, so that I can sell them my skills. And then repeat question #2, #3, #4 for that part of the world
 
Ashok Mash
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1. Java and Linux? or is it .NET and Windows all the way?
2. Will Microsoft ever fix all security issues in their products (I kinda know this answer, still just to be sure! )
3. How long before firms start outsourcing jobs China, making all Indians redundant? :roll:
4. Which came first? Chicken or Egg? (In case if they ask this at next interview)
 
Jamie Robertson
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what are the winning numbers to this week's Super7 lottery draw? ( currently at $30 million (CAD) tax free )
how can I make a time machine?
what's the best way to spend $30 million?
what are the winning numbers to next week's Super7 lottery draw?
 
Joe King
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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:

4. Which came first? Chicken or Egg? (In case if they ask this at next interview)

Egg
;-)
 
Derek Grey
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1. With the kind of stressful life that he lives, how long has Bill Gates got to go???
2. And would Microsoft be able to carry on in the same way even after him?
3. If #2 is answered "No", then are we looking at another monopoly or will it be the open-source movement in the lead.
4. If #3 is answered "Open-Source in the lead", then what would have happened to the poor FAKE programming language of Visual Basic and it's developers?
5. If #2 was answered "Yes", would Microsoft dominate the Wireless/Mobile market like the desktop market or would J2ME beat it like Linux is and will in the Server market.
 
shay Aluko
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Originally posted by Matthew Phillips:
How can I best "sell" my soft skills to an employer?

Appearance is everything, how you dress, how you speak, and your appreciation of the business issues your IT skills are solving. A personal observation, if you dress poorly to your office you will be stereotyped as a geek and you will never get a chance to display your soft skills, at times it is more of "form over substance"
 
shay Aluko
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Is there good software that can predict stockmarket movements, where can i get it?, i am tired of being poor
 
Varun Khanna
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- Is there a chance of only computer working over a computer, making all human s/w resources redundant? when it will be?
 
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