Careers and Jobs
Thoughts about careers, jobs and job searching with a focus on tech jobs for older job searchers.
Colleges and Universities don’t provide a complete package to equip you for finding and keeping a position, especially in the tech field.
It is rare to find an institution of higher learning that includes concepts such as agile management in their ‘web development’ curriculum. Nor do they include any practical experience with content management such as Github or SVN. This leaves graduates struggling to catch up upon entering the real world.
An overwhelming majority of schools fail to teach students how to effectively network. Putting your resume out is one thing. But millions of other people are also doing that. What sets you apart from the pack?
Below are posts with tips, hints and hacks to help you gain a slight edge in getting and keeping a position.
Keeping track of contacts and activity during a job search can be daunting. Here is a way to use the free version of Asana to help manage a job searchContinue reading
A degree from a university or certificate from a programming boot camp is a great start. Here are 3 things you will help you land a position as a developer and make life a little easier once you are in the position. .
There are some specific things you can do if you are seeking, or are in, a career in development: Establish and be active with Github, create an active Stack Overflow account and establish an account and be active with LinkedIn.Continue reading
There are some networking events in my area that can help with a job search. I am currently actively participating in two of them. Here are ten ideas to help you get the most out of network meetings when job hunting.Continue reading
A focus on current remote job opportunities. This is the second in a series of tips related to the Coronavirus / Covid-19 / China Virus.Continue reading
The true compensation for a position is not always apparent. When you are in the job market, you should be able to quantify the compensation. In addition to the compensation there are some intangible factors that should also be factored in.Continue reading
A job seeker can easily make a mistake by accepting a position requiring temporary relocation. Here are some of the pitfalls of which you need to be aware.Continue reading
I am now into day 200 of my Great Job Search. I’m getting a steady influx of calls from recruiters. I’ve tweaked my job search a little. I apply a principle I call PEER to a lot of aspects of my life. It is Plan, Execute, Evaluate, Revise. There are a lot of variations of that methodology used by many people.Continue reading
The temptation while in a job search mode is to do everything you can to land a new position. However, you might be letting your guard down and giving too much information to recruiters.Continue reading