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Common vs. best practise

I’ve heard the term “best practise” a lot over the years. It’s always fascinated me as quaintly ridiculous notion. If you’re not doing “best practice” then, I guess, you’re doing “common practice”. 207 more words

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Managing Difficult Conversations

You know that sinking feeling, your stomach is in a knot, you have to have a conversation and it’s going to be difficult.

Avoiding it makes it worse and leaves you feeling anxious even longer. 928 more words

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Annual/Half-yearly/Quarterly Performance reviews: if you have to do them, do them well.

I have mixed feelings about performance reviews. On one hand, I think they’re not a useful way of going about appraising an employees performance, on the other hand, I think they’re a useful way of appraising an employees performance. 269 more words

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How to write a tech CV (that doesn't force me to judge a book by its cover).

I read a lot of CVs. A lot.

Most of them are terrible, eye-watering, piles of shite. This post is a guide on how to write a decent tech CV. 1,852 more words

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