It all started when someone posted a job description for a developer in the Seattle Tech Jobs mailing list. They injected what appeared like an innocent requirement “a degree in computer science or equivalent from a top 20 school.” Innocent enough? Well, not quite!! It clearly triggered some raw nerves because obviously no one can… Continue reading Diamond in the rough!!
The other day I met few of my dear friends from my past life at Microsoft. The lunch meeting over Pizza was primarily focused on whatever career advice I could provide based on the years I spent in the industry hiring the best and the brightest as well as years spent mentoring them to achieve excellence… Continue reading Career advice, seeking inspiration, …
I recently helped someone rewrite his resume to present his education and experience in a better light and figured the advice is generic enough to apply to most people looking for a new opportunity. Here is the summary of the tips I offered. Hope others are able to find this useful advice as well. When you… Continue reading Resume writing Tips
This is a great book written by Daniel Pink as a Manga comic strip with art by Rob Ten Pas. The book provides great career advice as summarized into the six points below: 1. There is no plan. 2. Think strengths, not weaknesses. 3. It’s not about you. 4. Persistence trumps talent. 5. Make excellent… Continue reading Book Review: Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. Pink and Rob Ten Pas