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Career management: Are you doing these 5 things?

By Jason Alba on November 21, 2014

Job security may be a thing of the past, but there are several ways you can stay on top of the game. These five tips will help you take your career into your own hands.

How to overcome negativity at work

By Aaron Skonnard on November 18, 2014

This week on Inc., I’ve written about a topic that we place a high priority on here at Pluralsight. In the post, I share our company’s unique method of cultivating positivity in the workplace, while creating a culture where haters can’t flourish. Here’s a preview of some of the points that you’ll learn more about when you read the post.

5 ways to make your job more exciting

By Stacy Warden on November 12, 2014

Bored at work? That just means you’re not doing it right. Here are five tips to help you love the job you already have.

In a slump? Here are 5 ways to improve your work habits

By Jack Wallen on November 7, 2014

Not getting enough done on the clock? Here are five proven ways to make the most of your workday.

Your dream job doesn’t exist, but here’s how you can come close to it

By Stacy Warden on November 5, 2014

The type of job you have matters far less than what you actually do with it. Here’s how you can use your passion to boost the outlook of your current position.

5 fresh ways to motivate your team

By Stacy Warden on October 30, 2014

Keeping your team motivated day in and day out can be exhausting. Looming deadlines can bring serious stress, and disorganization can destroy even the most motivated folks. Before you lose your cool, check out these five fresh ways to keep everyone moving forward.

These 5 things could save your career

By Jack Wallen on October 27, 2014

We were sick of hearing the same standard career advice over and over again, so we took a different approach. Here are five unconventional tips to consider when contemplating your career.

10 ways to stay on top of your skills

By Pam Selle on October 22, 2014

A big part of being a developer is keeping up with new technology while sharpening the skills you already have. Thankfully, we have 10 trusted tips to help you juggle it all.

8 courses for Computer Learning Month

By Stacy Warden on October 20, 2014

Need to brush up on your computer skills? Here are eight training courses that will quickly take you from stumped to savvy.

10 ways to know you’re a good boss

By Stacy Warden on October 16, 2014

Being the boss can often feel like you never really get a break – and maintaining a positive attitude with an overworked brain can feel like a job in itself. So, how do you know when you’re doing it right? If you can check these 10 things off your best-ever-boss list, it’s safe to say you’re in good shape.

Lovin’ Lovelace: celebrating the first woman in tech

By Stacy Warden on October 14, 2014

Today is Ada Lovelace Day and we’re honoring the first woman in tech and founder of scientific programming by taking a look at what some of the big tech companies are doing right now to pave the way for women in the industry.

Is your dev team ready for these 5 challenges?

By Don Jones on October 13, 2014

Find out whether or not your team is ready to tackle whatever comes its way, and what you can do to get everyone better prepared for the future.

10 job interview tips for developers

By Jack Wallen on September 26, 2014

Confused about what to ask potential employers during a job interview? Here are 10 tips that will help you make a great first impression.

Self-improvement technology: Top tools & gadgets

By Whitney Larsen on September 25, 2014

Whether you’re trying to learn French or Chinese, Python or Ruby, we all strive to improve ourselves in some way or another. With September being self-improvement month and technology on your side, “the quantifiable self” has emerged and setting goals and reaching them just got a whole lot easier. These techie tools and gadgets will help you become a better you!

Where to find open source jobs

By Jack Wallen on September 19, 2014

Finding the open source job of your dreams can be tough, but it’s far from impossible. Here’s where you should be looking.

Infographic: Top 5 programming languages of 2014

By Sonal Amin on September 12, 2014

The trends in programming languages are constantly changing and we want to keep you in the know. We’ve put together an infographic that features the top 5 programming languages of 2014. Get up to date and learn why these skills are essential to know and where you can learn them in our library.

5 skills every programmer needs in 2014

By Stacy Warden on September 12, 2014

In honor of National Programmer’s Day, we’ve rounded up five of the top languages of 2014. Take a look to find out how your skills stack up.

5 tips to help you hire the best software developers

By Jack Wallen on September 5, 2014

Hiring software developers doesn’t have to be as complex as it seems. Here are five simple ways to help you bring on the best.

How to keep your resume out of the recycling bin

By Stacy Warden on September 4, 2014

Before you even have a chance to speak, your resume does the talking for you. Sending off a carbon copy of it to each and every potential employer is like using the same pick up line on every attractive person you meet. It simply doesn’t work; it’s tired, expected and it’s highly unlikely to get you a callback. Here’s how you can make it better.

Back to school (tech) survival guide

By Stacy Warden on September 2, 2014

Not quite ready for school to be back in session? You’re not alone. We’ve rounded up some of the best apps and gadgets to help ease the pain.