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Do not bad mouth your current employer when you interview with another company

January 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Someone I know recently interviewed with another company. He was one of the finalist but he didn’t get the job. So he is still work for his current employer while he continues to interview with other companies. I happened to know several people at the company he interviewed at. I had lunch with them last […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Career Transition

Choice of employer and age

January 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

When I was fresh out of school, it was during the height of dotcom era. I had a group of friends who graduated from the same computer science programs. Most of us had 3 jobs in five years. You can call us job hoppers, but it was pretty common for young professionals to jump ship […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Career Transition

The best career book I read in 2012

December 21st, 2012 · No Comments

It is a book I read last week: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. Why do I pick this book? It goes against the conventional career advice of following your passion, which is crap in my opinion. If you’re starving, following your passion is […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Career Transition · Frustration@Work

How do you measure your life?

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

One thing I learned in management is if you measure something, you see results. I have defined a set of metrics to run our team and our business. Every Tuesday we have a weekly metric meetings to review results. The weekly metric meeting is our single most important tool to run our business. You might […]

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Tags: Career Transition · Learning and Growing · Management

Seven tips to survive Yahoo layoff

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments

If you know someone who works in Yahoo!, please forward this article to him or her. Earlier this morning Yahoo announced that it would slash 2,000 jobs and that it would begin the process of notifying employees immediately. Here are 7 tips to survive Yahoo layoff: Immediately fill out the required government forms so that […]

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Tags: Career Transition · Learning and Growing

Exit interview

May 5th, 2010 · No Comments

I recently had an exit interview. I was leaving the company. As part of standard HR practice, the Human Resource Manager met with me for half an hour. She started the conversation by saying: "Before we talked about the details such as COBRA, your last check, vacation balance, etc, we want to find out why […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Career Transition · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Don’t try to get a job and make a career transition at the same time in bad economy

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Lately I have talked to several friends and acquaintances who are actively looking for jobs. They share one thing in common: they have been laid off by their previous employers. But, instead of feeling bitter about the experience, they’re using it as a turning point to find something better and more fulfilling. To certain extent, […]

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Tags: Career Transition · Recruiting & Job Hunting

GeekMBA360.com Publishes How To Become A Product Manager

November 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that I just finished writing How to Become a Product Manager premium report. Why did I write this report? Because over the years I have met many people who were struggling to make a career transition to product management. It shouldn’t be that hard. This report tells you the good, bad, […]

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Tags: Career Transition · Product Management

From laid-off dot com worker to medical doctor

June 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This is a true story. Joe and I worked together at a high-flying, ventured backed start-up during the dotcom bubble. Joe just finished his undergraduate degree in Business Administration when he got the job offer from the start-up. As the start-up was burning through cash and hiring one employee a day, a lot of the […]

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Tags: Career Transition · Learning and Growing

Career transition from software developer to product manager

March 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Question from a reader I’ve been a software developer for seven years now. I’m getting tired of coding. I’d like to transition to product management. What should I do? My answer Making a career transition is never easy. The key is that you must leverage your strength while identifying opportunity to demonstrate you’re  capable of […]

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Tags: Career Transition · Product Management