Archive for the 'mentoring' Category

Sep 15 2014

Tech Chasm

One of the topics I think needs more coverage and more solutions, is the shortage of women and minorities in tech jobs.  If you look at a graph of people who hold tech jobs, women and minorities are represented in the valleys and white males represent the highest peaks, hence we have a tech chasm. [...]

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Feb 25 2013

Closer Than You Think

These days, it’s more important than ever to talk with the people in your network and ask them about openings where they work.  In doing so, your next job may be closer than you think because increasingly employers are sourcing appropriate candidates through the networks of their current employees.  And more and more employers are [...]

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May 28 2012

Being An ENABLER Can Be A Good Thing

These days, when we hear the word “enabler” there is a negative connotation implied because too frequently it is used as a psychology term. Unfortunately, Enabler isn’t generally associated with all the positive traits exhibited by those who try to bring out the best in others. Too bad!  Because among us are those rare, special [...]

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Oct 31 2011

Deliberately Insecure

In the previous blog entry I tried to illustrate the diversity of unseen and unsung talent required to put on a live production.  Many of the people who work in these positions are freelancers and independent contractors, as opposed to regular employees, who know a thing or two about looking for work and self promotion.  [...]

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Sep 05 2011

A New Look at OJT

Happy Labor Day to all!  Here it is September again, the year is ¾’s over and students are returning to their classrooms.  While colleges and universities struggle to maintain standards because of their rising costs, curricula continue to evolve.  Instruction of business and entrepreneurial coursework is on the rise, and many programs are focusing on [...]

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Dec 15 2008

Paralyzed By Choices

My conversation with a young cab driver the other day went something like this:
Hank: If you weren’t driving this cab, what you rather be doing?
Cabbie:  I’m not sure. I’ve thought about doing a lot of different things.  I only graduated high school last year and needed to find work, and this is what I got?
H:  [...]

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