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Three Tips for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

I’ve said I don’t like the “Tell me About Yourself” question long ago and more recently. It’s not a useful question. But that’s not going to stop interviewers from asking it. Here are my three tips for answer this question. … Continue reading

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What Traits Are Most Valuable in a Career?

If you read Thomas Friedman’s interview with Laszlo Bock, How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2, you see that these qualities are the things that Bock discusses: Grit, which I refer to as perseverance Adaptability General cognitive ability, … Continue reading

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Transitioning to a New Role: How to Interview

There’s a comment in Interview Questions for Program Managers. What should I do if I have experience relevant to being a program manager, but I haven’t been a program manager? How do I answer these questions? (I had posted a … Continue reading

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Improve Your Social Networking Skills Posted

I gave a talk at the Action Networking group a few weeks ago. I promised to post my slides, and I finally have. Improve Your Social Networking Skills is up on slideshare. I do not claim to have the best … Continue reading

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Possible Career Finder Tool for Job Seekers

I discovered this career finder tool. See What Career Should I Choose? There is a lovely chart. Here is how I walked myself through the chart. I plugged in Computer and Mathematical occupations and Management, figuring I would find me … Continue reading

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The Company Doesn’t Love You

I’m rearchitecting Manage Your Job Search (again). One of the things I’m doing is working on the introduction, explaining to people why they need to consider agile and lean as a system in which to work on their job hunt/job … Continue reading

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The Road to the CBAP is Not Paved by Applied Knowledge

I have the pleasure of introducing a guest writer for today’s post, Tina Underhill. Take it away, Tina! The Road to the CBAP is Not Paved by Applied Knowledge The glorified CBAP credentials have been a desire of mine since … Continue reading

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How Long is a Technology Career?

Matt Heusser has a great column over at Stickyminds this week. Take a look at A Long View of the ‘Short’ Technology Career. If you are an older job searcher, and you are looking for a job, one thing you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Land the Tech Job You Love

Andy Lester has written a great book about finding a job you love in any market. He thinks it’s just for technical people, but he’s wrong. It’s for anyone who wants to find a job that he or she can … Continue reading

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Jobs and Careers

I’m always amazed at the number of people who take a job because it’s steady employment, or don’t choose to leave a job when they’re no longer learning. Eric Sink’s Career Calculus is an excellent essay on the value and … Continue reading

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