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    Quote Originally Posted by jmo21 View Post
    I am similar, a lot of what I do is easy, and I feel like lots of people can do it, but I often find myself feeling pretty clueless about a lot of things (software developer for 20 years this summer, last 11 as a contractor)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    Yeah, I bet you really impressed the client who agreed a 50/50 WFH to find behind his back you wanted and held out fo 100% WFH. Way to go!
    Nothing wrong with this.

    The client wanted x, y and z. Found in the OP solid amounts of x and y, and was prepared to compromise through negotiation, z.

    Have you ever applied for a role at a lesser amount and then negotiated up?

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    I much prefer the chat type interviews than the 'tell me about a time when you've done such and such' panel format. I wish I could insist every interview was a one to one, I'd probably get a lot more jobs

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    I much prefer the chat type interviews than the 'tell me about a time when you've done such and such' panel format. I wish I could insist every interview was a one to one, I'd probably get a lot more jobs
    One of the best interviews I had was just "tell us how you got into computing" and we spent about 2 hours talking about everything from games I programmed into my Commodore 64 through to what I thought I could contribute to the position at the company. Then they gave me a spec and an hour to code it before bringing in some of their top tech guys to discuss the code I had written with me. I stayed for over 5 years and in the entire time I was there only two programmers left. One was offered a contract on stupid money and the other came back a few month later.
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