Social networking & your career

I had the pleasure of speaking, along with Karen Ganschow from Telstra, at the FITT CeBIT lunch today in Sydney.  We had a great turnout and there were even a few men in attendance. It’s FITT’s 20th anniversary this year – a big milestone for a volunteer based organisation that was working to encourage women into ICT careers before it was trendy. Here are the … Continue reading Social networking & your career

Social networking for your career

I’ll be talking about social networking from a career perspective at the FITT lunch on 13 May in Sydney. This is very topical now with the global financial crisis starting to hit Australia. Our personal & business networks will be critical, not only for staying in touch with people, but also for finding work. In the past we sat down the Saturday newspaper and circled … Continue reading Social networking for your career

Reasonable Hours of Work in the ICT Industry

A friend who works in IT support (for a very large and well known IT industry multi national doing security patching and stuff) just phoned me because his boss wants him to work overnight to do a release and then to front up to work again early tomorrow morning. This is not the first time his supervisor has asked this, and not the first time … Continue reading Reasonable Hours of Work in the ICT Industry

5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: some interesting ideas for the ambitious person

Found this site in my wanderings the other day when I was supposed to be studying for an exam. It is based on a book called The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers by James M. Citrin and Richard A. Smith and more info can be found at www.5patterns.com. The basic premise of this book is that people who have extraordinary careers display some common patterns: Understand the … Continue reading 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: some interesting ideas for the ambitious person

Good quote about self esteem and talent

Found a great quote about self esteem yesterday: “Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.” (J. Petit-Senn, Conceits and Caprices) This seems to encapsulate my feelings about the current obsession with building up self esteem even in the face of indubitable evidence as the individual’s incompetence in a particular area. We are so busy building up self esteem at the expense of true … Continue reading Good quote about self esteem and talent