Posts Tagged: Job Search

How to not lose your job

Mary Beth Brown, asked Musk for a significant raise after she’d been working with him for 12 years. In response, Musk told Brown to take two weeks off, during which he would assume her responsibilities and see whether she was critical to his success. When Brown returned, Musk told her he didn’t need her anymore. –… Read more »

The value of effiency

There was an interesting survey the other week which showed that Developers Who Use Spaces Make More Money Than Those Who Use Tabs. Some people are skeptical of this data, but I’m not. Here’s why… Don’t get me wrong, this data might not be correct, but I’ve worked with a LOT of developers over the years… Read more »

How to land a five-figure design/UX job

Louise Campbell wrote a great article titled “How I Landed My First 5-Figure UX Design Contract“, but it really could be “how to get a job”. Steps are simple: Find where you want to work (limit yourself to people who can pay you fairly) Use technology to stalk them. When they’re ready, jump on the… Read more »

Do What You Love — And Watch Your Productivity Suffer

Ann Latham has been on a roll lately at Forbes “Follow your passion!” We’ve all heard that advice. And while it sounds like nirvana, beware! The tasks you love can destroy your productivity. To me, your talents and passions are revealed by the things you can’t not do. The activities that perk you up no matter how tired you are. The… Read more »

Making An Impression With Your Job Search

Followup is a dying art. 15 years ago, I got personal thank you letters all the time from people I interviewed or reached out to. Now no more than 10-20% of the people who apply or interview even bother to take the 2 minutes to send a “thank you email”. I know this goes both… Read more »

It’s your fault that it doesn’t work. Why and how not to blame others.

“But we’re limited by Drupal.” “They don’t let me talk to the client.” “Can we go in there?” “How do you get your developers to document things? Mine won’t write anything down. These are all things I’ve heard in the past hour. Here’s the deal, don’t be a victim. YOU actually control your life. YOU control… Read more »

Worst Advice Ever Received

Business Insider had an article yesterday titled 7 successful entrepreneurs on the worst advice they ever received. It’s fascinating to me that 2 out of the 7 people quoted cited “do what you love” as the WORST advice they ever received. It’s a great followup to my (somewhat contentious) post a couple of days ago about… Read more »