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When it comes to getting a job, you have to demonstrate your expertise—indeed, your passion—for technology and pass a technical interview to score top pay. Hiring managers want to see that you're engaged by tech and are always working to keep your skills current. So don't be surprised if an interviewer asks about projects you've worked on in your spare time, without pay. The fact that you want to program in off hours and voluntarily upgrade your skills communicates passion and hunger. It's a black-and-white question with only one acceptable answer. It’s not enough to say something like you once built a mobile app. Today, it’s about writing more efficient code and what you've done with the app that matters. And you can’t keep up by resting on your laurels.

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