Well, I didn’t get exactly what I wanted, but welcome to life. I got a no go on the title change. Apparently it isn’t safe being a “developer” here at the moment, and it wasn’t a good idea to place that title on me. I am going to get more development work sent my way, which is really what I wanted in the first place. The goal of the title change was to get people to do this, so maybe that will be a success. It looks like I need to keep a little more of the work I filter … Continue reading Review time, Out of the Darj website
Lesson learned: You don’t have to be an expert in everything. Get good at a few things and make sure you know where to find the answer for the rest.
I just finished reading the book, The Passionate Programmer, by Chad Fowler. If you read one inspiring career book this year, this book should be the one
I often enjoy listening to Podcast on my commute and recently discovered The Pragmatic Bookshelf Podcast. This morning, I found myself listening to Chad Fowler speak on the his book, The Passionate Programmer. In this discussion, he mentions that, in today’s economy, the standard process of sending out resumes and posting on job boards isn’t working. You have to stand out to get noticed and to get hired. A large part of this is networking. I’ve been attending the local Java Users Group and have met some great people. Not only do these contacts serve as possible contacts for future … Continue reading Networking for experience and contacts…