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What is your advice for someone feeling stagnated in his or her career?

 
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What is your advice for someone feeling stagnated in his or her career?

Having the right skills is more important than just knowing the latest and greatest? Technically competent candidates can learn the latest and greatest in no time. Do you agree?
 
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Yes, I Agree people with great technical competency and solid fundamentals are more in demand then having latest skillsets. They can learn those new skill sets in a short time.

 
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I agree to a certain extend. Being analytical, curious, and having a good solid understanding of computer theory are important to be in software industry.
However, knowing the trends in technologies, what is hot and what not can (JSF, GWT, Ruby, Scala, Wicket, Spring, SOAP, etc.) can indicate you're a good candidate for a software developer, same goes for trends in project management (scrum, agile, xp, RUP) if you want to do more management. Most important thing is probably not *knowing* all these technologies and trends, but being able to *value* them, to say what each of them makes them different or just all the same.
 
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