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If you want to get a job at Amazon you should read this

May 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Amazon is a controversial company to work for. According to LinkedIn, it’s one of the top most desired companies to work for. On the other hand, it also has the reputation for being a sweat shop and a difficult place to work. Not to mention one of its employees tried to jump off a building […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track

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

Job first or location first?

August 10th, 2012 · No Comments

This is a question I have been thinking a lot lately. I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a long time. I attended high school and college there. After college I worked in the Silicon Valley for several years. For a long time, like many bay area residents, I felt that bay area […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Work/Life Balance

One important career lesson from Marissa Mayer’s move to Yahoo! that nobody is talking about

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer nabs $71 million pay package. The truth about Marissa Mayer: She has two contrasting reputations. Yahoo: Help Us, Marissa Mayer. You’re our only hope. By now you have probably seen plenty of headlines about Marissa’ move to Yahoo!. Put aside the money, the power, the glamour, the pretty face, the […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder

Your job is a platform

June 24th, 2012 · No Comments

The work environment surround me has turned quite negative lately. This is the direct result of a small and scrappy company being acquired by a large, political, slow corporate giant. There is a lack of passion and motivation – people don’t care any more. This is dangerous from career stand point. It really does NOT […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work

If you feel stuck in your career you should read The Start-up of You

March 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

If you feel stuck in your career, you should read The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. This book is not perfect. In fact a large portion of the book is pure propaganda for Linked since one of the authors founded LinkedIn. However, there are a couple […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder · Learning and Growing

Are you missing the money from Zynga IPO?

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

By now you probably have heard that Zynga, the creator of massively popular social games like Farmville and CityVille, is planning its Initial Public Offering. It’s widely believe that Zynga will push for (and probably will receive) a valuation as high as $20 billion. As a result, Zynga founder Mark Pincus will finally join the […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Start-up Success

The importance of building momentum

June 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Thirteen months ago I took a very challenging job. I was tasked to turn around a struggling $70-million-a-year commodity business. There was a lot of skepticism about the prospect of this business. After spending several weeks of reviewing the business metrics, we determined a very focused strategy. More importantly, we focused on building small wins. […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Leadership · Learning and Growing · Management