How to make your CV stand out

Published on January 17, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

Many people made a New Year’s resolution to invest in their careers in 2018. Probably so did you. A top-notch resume comes in handy in order to keep this resolution.

We made a list of tips that will help you make your resume stand out. These can be useful whether you need to polish a CV that’s been for a long time somewhere on your PC or whether you need to create your very first professional autobiography.

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Why testers are hunters and developers are farmers

Published on November 14, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

I have a question for you: will you be happy doing what you do in the present 10 years from now? Or on the contrary, quite likely you’ll realize that you ended up on the wrong side of the IT spectrum? If that happens, let’s hope it won’t be too late…

It happens all too often that ads for testing jobs attract candidates who think of QA as a jumping board for a future career in development. With this plan in mind, they’ll accept testing as a temporary job, while really aiming for a developer position. When (and if!) they succeed getting their “dream job”, the HR specialist has to find another QA…

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A different kind of internship

Published on June 21, 2017
- in Blog, Qubiz Academy

At Qubiz we have at least two internships every year: one during the spring break, and one over summer vacation. Students who join our ranks for the program get their hands dirty with a real-life software project. They work in Scrum teams led by senior mentors.

This spring we added another twist to the internship by teaming up with the University of Oradea. The objective was to deliver a software for professors as well as to offer students a different perspective on software development. Let’s hear the details of the project from the mentors:

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10 fresh business books to check out this summer

Published on May 30, 2017
- in Blog, Qubiz Academy

If Warren Buffett could credit one habit for his success, it would be reading. According to him, reading, and thinking, have led him to fewer impulse decisions.

Still, even if you’re not Warren Buffett, reading has proven benefits for you too. According to studies, people who read are more empathetic, more cultured, more likely to live longer and can enjoy sharper minds as they age. (source, source). What’s more, you can dive into a book no matter where you are: lying on a sunny beach, on a hot afternoon after work or after a hike in the mountains.

While there are a lot of classic business books, we went in and selected the most interesting books published this year. So, here you go: 10 fresh, interesting business books to check out over the summer (no, the heat is not an excuse to get lazy).

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Top 17 free coding courses to check out

Published on October 12, 2016
- in Blog, Projects & Know-How, Qubiz Academy

Only Chuck Norris can write code that optimizes itself.

The rest of developers need online courses, articles and tutorials to learn new things and improve their skills. But the overwhelming number of choices can make anyone easily lose focus when trying to improve or pick up a new skill.

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Tech events to attend this Autumn

Published on October 6, 2016
- in Blog, Events, Qubiz Academy

Autumn is arguably the best season of all. It’s a colorful time filled with joyful things like pumpkin-flavoured beverages, festivals, Halloween and the (in)famous Movember. But the most fruitful thing about this period is that it is known as the “back to school” season.

Even if you’re not a student anymore, this vibe can help you get back in the lifelong learning spirit. You know the benefits of investing in yourself, you just need an idea and a little motivation. On this note, we thought of sharing with you a shortlist of tech events that will take place in the near future.

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Learn during the day, enjoy the summer in the evening

Published on October 4, 2016
- in Blog, Qubiz Academy

It’s very rewarding to spend time with talented and passionate young people, especially if you share the same interests. Some of our colleagues had the pleasure of mentoring a group of interns for the entire month of August.

When the .NET internship was about to end, we wanted to find out what motivates young people to spend a great chunk of their summer vacation with us and whether or not they consider it was worthwhile. You can read their thoughts and impressions below:

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