It’s always the fool’s fault
During the coronavirus crisis, one human characteristic has become clearer than ever. There must always be someone to blame, otherwise, you’d end up blaming yourself for the whole mess. It’s no different at work. When an IT project crashes, the first thing we do is look for one or more culprits before we deal with the mistakes constructively. But why does there always have to be someone to blame? What about personal responsibility? Shouldn’t everyone occasionally take a good look at themselves and reflect upon their behavior, performance, and commitment? What do agile development teams do differently?
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Quest for talents or quest for jobs? Dream jobs for every generation
Every generation has its own ideas about what their dream job is. Twenty years ago, it was a company car or annual bonus that attracted sought-after professionals, but today’s generation is once again focusing more on security and a high recreational value rather than material values. But the generations also differ in the way they work. In our daily lives, this can quickly become a test of endurance when “old hands” and “greenhorns” meet. How can cross-generational teams still work together successfully?
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How to motivate yourself even in difficult times
It feels like the movie “Groundhog Day”. Every day is the same. No real vacation for months, no parties, no spontaneous meetings, no shopping trips to the electronics store, no Saturday afternoon at the hardware store. Everyday life only takes place at home. Here, you’re either running from one web meeting to the next or you’re on reduced hours but still working overtime.
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More discipline for more professional success
Conventions, principles, and other rules help us develop better software. But why do we often find it so difficult to follow them consistently in our day-to-day work? It’s time to think about what your path to a promising discipline might look like.
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More practical experience for more professional success
According to a study by the Bertelsmann Foundation [1], 78% of HR managers consider learning through work experience to be important or very important, which puts this criterion ahead of learning at school and university. How much and how quickly you gain this work experience is largely up to you.
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More professional knowledge for more professional success
Careers are not a matter of chance; they have to be developed. A solid foundation for a successful career includes a broad range of professional knowledge. In this article, you’ll learn how to build this up consistently, comprehensively, and without boredom. 
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Home office — why doesn’t anyone see me?
It’s a rainy Tuesday morning in the home office. You’ve just finished the second video conference, and you’re already dialing into the next meeting with a coffee in one hand and a sandwich in the other. The list of participants shows only two colleagues who have arrived on time, while the others gradually trickle in.
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The job must suit me, not the other way around
At the height of the economic boom, Corona hit prosperity in Germany hard. Companies and entire industries slid into recession virtually overnight. Even well-thought-out economic stimulus packages are only of partial help here, because only a few profiteers are emerging from the crisis unscathed.
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New IT Work: Freelancing as a future-oriented IT work model
In the IT working world, the concept of New Work, or harmonizing work with freedom and independence, has long been established. IT specialists increasingly opt for independence and work as freelancers. Companies and government institutions that still want to rely exclusively on permanent IT staff are facing a growing problem with this development.
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WHAT BLABBERMOUTH?! Soft skills as a success factor for your career
Do only blabbermouths need soft skills or has this skill set now become important for everyone? Are they even beneficial or needed at all for techies? The following article gets to the bottom of this issue and based on selected examples, shows how you can further develop your soft skills.
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