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Time Management Article

Time Management Article

I saw this the other day from the Muse and thought I would share. I am going to try to incorporate some of these ideas. https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-bite-off-more-than-you-can-chewand-get-it-all-done   How to Bite Off More Than You Can Chew—and Get it All Done By Sarah Chang, April 06, 2014 Some days, I wake up and feel like everything is just moving too quickly. Dozens of emails poured in during the night. A handful of meetings, coffee chats, and calls are scattered throughout the day. There are…

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NY Times Article: Telecommuting

NY Times Article: Telecommuting

NY TIMES WE all know what telecommuting is and who does it. It’s working from home (or maybe a Starbucks), and it’s usually done by someone in their 20s, or a mother with small children. Well, no. Actually, the typical telecommuter is a 49-year-old college graduate — man or woman — who earns about $58,000 a year and belongs to a company with more than 100 employees, according to numbers culled from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey. And…

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Job Postings

Job Postings

Here is some advice taken from Dice.com on job postings – Do’s and Dont’s Job Descriptions that Attract Candidates – A Technologist’s Perspective  / The Do’s and Dont’s of Creating Great Job Descriptions KateMatsudaira2 Kate Matsudaira, former CTO; founder of Popforms By Kate Matsudaira As someone who is a technology professional – and has hired tech staff and built teams at the senior level – I know first-hand that with any good job description, you first want to get inside the…

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Dallas Radio / CBSRadio – IT Job Market

Dallas Radio / CBSRadio – IT Job Market

I was recently asked to give a quote regarding the Dallas IT Job market and it is currently playing on the Career segment for 105.3, 103.7, and 100.3.The IT market has been very good this year. The search for good talent across all areas is very high talking to recruiting peers and candidates. Many candidates are seeing multiple offers and can weigh their options of money, location, perks, benefits, technology, etc.. Here is the quote from the segment. “I have…

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Are you using the Highlight mobile App?

Are you using the Highlight mobile App?

Are you currently using the Highlight App? This is an App for the iPhone and Android. It has been around for a little while but I am seeing more activity lately. If you are a job seeker, it might be a good idea for you to create a profile and let people know you are looking for a new position. You can also be very specific about what you are looking for an include a Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin Profile…

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Dice Salary Survey – 2013

Dice Salary Survey – 2013

The new Dice Salary survey is out for IT salaries in major cities and averages across the US. Some interesting information for candidates. Dice_TechSalarySurvey_2013

Steps towards that new job

Steps towards that new job

Where do I start? I get asked this question quite a bit and there are some obvious answers and not so obvious answers you need to consider. Sometimes people get a little confused with the new world of technology and social media in their job search. Social media is important to getting to where you want to land. It is important to brand yourself and take the right steps to get to where you want to be. 1. Ask yourself…

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TEDX SMU Video (in full)

TEDX SMU Video (in full)

Typically I will attend TEDX SMU every year (this is the 4th) but couldn’t make it this year. Luckily, you can watch the entire day of talks right here. I am halfway through and have been inspired, great talks and great stuff to absorb in your daily life. http://new.livestream.com/tedx/TEDxSMU2012reTHiNK a few good ones: Pay it Forward Foundation  Greg Parker