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Career Organization Post-Grad Rehab

Post Grad Rehab: January/February

January is for Career At the start of the month, I asked myself some questions. How do I manage my work email? I want to minimize the time I spend on email, but stay on top of it. So far, it’s ok. I use priority inbox and starred action items and delete aggressively. It’s helpful […]

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Career Organization Post-Grad Rehab

Post Grad Rehab: January is for Career

Inevitable with starting a new job, that January my focus would be on my career. I want to spend time on how I can be effective and how I can create value. Some questions I’m contemplating: How do I manage my work email? I want to minimize the time I spend on email, but stay […]

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inspiration Programming Reflections

Artisan or Technician?

My friend Maggie and I were discussing the way compsci’s approach their career. Those who take the artisan track ask “What inspires me? What do I want to create?”; they evaluate their career in terms of the difference (and things) they make. Those who take the technician track say “I’ve checked these boxes and now […]

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Networking Reflections

A Great Example of Blogging Helping Your Career

I’d never heard of Don Dodge until about a week ago, until he was one of the people laid off in Microsoft’s latest round of layoffs. He took it with great class, you can read the blogpost here. I didn’t subscribe to his blog before, but his blogpost about his departure went viral on Twitter. […]