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Category Archives: Career Transition

Showing You’re Versatile, Not Lacking Focus

Tweet If you’re eager to land a job, it’s tempting to try to be all things to all people. You see a job description and think “I could do that” or “That’s a little like what I did before.” While versatility is good, applying to anything and everything can be problematic.

Internships During Job Search

Tweet There was a time when interns were around to fetch coffee and answer phones. But these days internships have an entirely different scope. They’ve become an important part of getting a job. Here are some of the reasons more people than ever are interning:

From Musician to Software Developer – Career Transition with CodeFellows’ Ruby on Rails Boot Camp

A career transition success story. David Takahashi transformed his career from being a musician to a software developer by going through CodeFellows Ruby on Rails coding boot camp in Seattle. He found a job doing work he enjoys and more than doubled his income.

Making a Career Transition

Tweet You hear a lot these days about “hot jobs” – jobs are in increasing demand. You also hear a lot about jobs that have disappeared forever. If you were working in a field that is no longer flourishing, or  if you simply want to move into a different profession that better fits you, you [...]

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 2)

Tweet For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not [...]

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 1)

Tweet For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not [...]

How to Get a Job as a Developer in Less Than Six Months

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Jeff Baird.  Jeff is a Ruby on Rails developer at Medivo.com.  You can find Jeff hacking at http://github.com/jeffreybaird and documenting the process at http://learnwithjeff.com.  Follow Jeff on Twitter @Jeffrey_Baird. So the month of June came and went, and so did July. A lot has happened, but I wasn’t able [...]

Video – How to Effectively Make a Career Change (WSJ)

Tweet Today we’d like to share a video by Wall Street Journal discussing the process of planning a career change.  Many people consider making a career change, but few truly understand what it takes to make this process effective.

Transition from Being a Big Company Employee to Working at a Startup (Part 2 of 2)

Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I attended a talk by Bryan Starbuck (on Twitter @BryanStarbuck), a serial tech startup entrepreneur and a former Microsoft Engineering Manager, about how to transition from a big company (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) employee to a career at startups.  Bryan provided great insights and practical advice for people interested in [...]

Tips for Navigating a Career Transition

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Amy Nicole. Amy is a freelance writer for Incepture, a Florida based staffing agency serving Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami.  You can follow Incepture on Twitter @incepture. In February 2009, I received my pink slip. I had just started my job five months prior, uprooting my life in Florida [...]

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