Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

Let me start with something from a distant memory. I knew a principal of a school and I asked “What qualifications does a person need to be a principal”? I remember the answer was “just a master’s degree” and I responded “no experience needed?” and he replied “yes, but that creates problems because principals with no experience teaching have high turnover, low morale, and have pitiful results in their school”. It was then and there I knew one thing mattered most to me over anything, experience and a variety of it; however, this “variety” can harm and help you at the same time, it just depends on how you go about it and that brings me into a new chapter into my life… Read the rest of this entry »


What a topic! However, sadly, this is a topic we all must think about sometime in our careers, unless we have that “perfect” job with all that great opportunity that will just never end (tell me when you find that). Read the rest of this entry »


http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130125105449-107961-why-i-cheer-when-my-employees-leave

Funny how this article appeared on LinkedIN on my last day here at the City of Durham. While the ride here has been a great one and I have worked with some awesome technology it was clearly my time to move on with life. I am grateful to have worked with the individuals who welcomed me here on day 1 and are celebrating my departure at lunch today. Their mentality rings true to the article I posted because they are sad to see me go; however, they are also happy to see me advance in life and take a job that fulfills a dream.


I recently got into a facebook debate with someone about experience versus debate. The opponent was a public sector employee and had been their entire life. However, it got me to thinking about this subject and it brings up a valid point about certifications and real life experience. I have seen first hand, from previous employers, that you can get someone who can sit for classes for a certification and knock out multiple certs in a year; however, are they really useful? In my opinion, probably not because anyone can take a cram class and the next day, or that day, sit for the exam and pass because the answers are fresh in their heads. The question to ask is: do you really understand the material and technology? Read the rest of this entry »


Choosing a company to work for SHOULD be a decision that you think through carefully; however, some of us wind up in situations where we NEED money and have to take the plunge. Working for a less than desirable company leads to increased stress, resentment and even feeling and actually being ill! I can understand why someone has to deal with circumstances like that; however, I feel that a  lot of younger adults like myself tend to make hasty decisions and wind up in jobs they hate where there is little to no opportunity to advance and the results are always leaving the job as soon as the next one becomes available and so on and so forth. This leads to a chain reaction that will show employment history that is unstable and while you may know the last employer sucked and was difficult to work for that may not be the case with a prospective employer…

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