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What are useful websites for scouting GIS related jobs?

What are useful websites for scouting GIS related jobs?
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Career advice needed [closed]

I am a final year software engineering student, and I'm keen to make a career in GIS. I am a beginner-intermediate at C++. What should I work upon to possess the adequate skills? Also can you ...
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Switching career from web application to GIS developer?

I am a software developer with over 20 years building applications mostly in the web application space for various companies. I am trying to get a foot hold into the GIS software development space ...
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What's the value of being GISP certified? [closed]

I was wondering if someone could relate instances where being GISP certified helped : finding employment, getting promoted, drumming business up, noticed by your peers, the authority to sign off on ...
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Switching career from GIS Technician/Analyst to GIS Web Map Developer/Programmer?

I am a GIS Analyst at work that dabbles in python scripting in ArcGIS and the Google Maps JavaScript API V3. My professional goal is to either be in web mapping development or desktop/server GIS ...
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How to get started on a GIS Programming Career? [closed]

I am already working as GIS Consultant in UK. Being an engineering consultancy (not IT or GIS based) company there wasn't any need of GIS development in the organisation. But due to some recent ...
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GIS Consulting - How to Get a Foot in the Door?

I currently work for a very large company as a GIS developer, and while I am happy in my position for the most part, I can't help but wonder what life as a GIS consultant (i.e. working for myself) ...
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How to find GIS consultancy/project work (rather than jobs)

The post GIS jobs online listed resources for finding a GIS job (as in a full-time or contract position). What resources are available for finding GIS projects or consultancy work? eg: a small ...
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Is a master's degree needed for a GIS career? [closed]

Currently I'm on the 5th year of education at the university (Dept. of geography, specialisation - "GIS"). In my country (Belarus) we have a system of education that differs from the majority of the ...
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What is a GIS Professional? [closed]

What is a GIS Professional? Is it the same as GIS Developer or Analyst? It's just that the term has been used a lot and I'm not really sure what it means. Update: Voted to close the question ...
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What can help gain contribution points for GISP certificate? [closed]

Didn't see this discussed before. What earns contribution points towards GISP certification? Does volunteering to answer on forums help contribute?
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Which route will provide the best education and return on investment for a GIS career? [closed]

I currently have a B.S. in biology, and am interested in a career change (I am currently a high school science teacher.) I am trying to decide which route will provide the best education and return on ...
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So I am a programmer. What do I do to become a mapper?

I have now been rejected on 5 jobs asking for mappers on the pure basis that I am a programmer. I don't get interviews and when I ask I get response of "You are a programmer and we wanted a mapper ...