Why Your Job Title is Making You Miserable

It finally happened to me. I didn’t think the time would come – particularly this soon. After all, I’m only in my mid 20′s. Nevertheless, I found myself saying the old fogey phrase – “you’ll understand when you’re older” to my brother about a week ago when discussing career choices. He’s only three years younger than me mind you. Yet for the...

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Improving Your Digital Technology Skills Through Online Training

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Some things you can only learn through workplace experience, such as teamwork, leadership, and communication. However, critical skills are best picked up and honed through formal training. Previously, online resources for professional development were scarce and required classroom or on-the-job training. However, many online training options can help workers keep their technical skills up to date with...

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Why I am a mentor

Yesterday, I took my two student mentees out to dinner.  I have two girls – one senior student who is about to do her first 8 month work term as a software developer and a second student who is just starting the computer science program.  For an hour and a half, we chatted over Japanese foods and tea.  The topics ranged from your regular pleasantries (“What are your holiday plans?”)...

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Making a power play at work

In the software development industry, things can change fast.  Usually, it’s just projects and deadlines that change, but sometimes it’s personnel changes as well.  A recent wave of personnel changes has recently triggered a lot of upheaval in my department at work.  Two of our main back-end developers quit, two new people started and the whole team got shuffled around to different work...

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