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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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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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Seeking GIS career advice? [closed]

I am keen to make a career in GIS. What should I work upon to possess the adequate skills and can you recommend some good colleges for a GIS-oriented Postgraduate course?
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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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Finding GIS consultancy/project work (rather than jobs)?

The post What are useful websites for scouting GIS related jobs? listed resources for finding a GIS job (as in a full-time or contract position). What resources are available for finding GIS projects ...
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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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Interview questions for hiring GIS Analyst?

What are some suitable interview questions to ask candidates for a GIS Analyst position? I am looking for techniques for interviewing analysts at varied experience levels (we are currently looking at ...
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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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Are Online Certs worth their weight? [closed]

No GIS Certification Programs in my area...Are Online Certs worth their weight? Background Information: Currently a Computer Science student, with 3 semesters remaining. My college doesn't offer any ...
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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 as ...
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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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Transitioning from programmer to 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 ...