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Hi,
I am noticing that employers are increasingly asking for work samples from previous work places. This is not allowed by most companies (in my case all), I had to sign all sorts of agreements with companies where I worked before. I am thinking about putting together some example projects. For example, extending my SCJD project to add different UI/database etc. Is this a good idea?
 
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That is exactly what you are supposed to do.
FYI, most companies look the other way when you show them a couple pages of code from your previous employer--just don't use code which is a trade secret, up for patents, etc. And take the code with you (because there was only hard copies) when you go.
--Mark
 
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