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SachinEE
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12/28/2015 | 10:16:04 PM
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@terryB: communication skills can be worked around. This year IT people should be more free minded and leave their crappy job and seek out newer forms of jobs that should give their their peace of mind. This is the age of startups and we need more startups and more competition to increase the technology base.
SachinEE
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12/28/2015 | 10:13:20 PM
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@Pedro: indeed. People (especially IT people) should cherish the time they spend with other people.
SachinEE
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12/28/2015 | 10:11:39 PM
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I think IT people should be doing something new this year. Stepping out of their comfort zone. Also I think IT companies (not those in the leagues of Google and IBM) should increase the basic pay of people working there and also increase their work quality by doing away with petty politics and in house games. The real Game of Thrones happens at your workplace.
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12/28/2015 | 5:27:23 PM
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I think leaving away from the computer screen is excellent it could be applied to looking fo  new job.  Try to attend your school alumni event or meet with a person of a industry of interested.  A person will gain a lot of insight by talking to them in person instead of trying to constantly emailing them or communicating via online chat.
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12/28/2015 | 1:42:44 PM
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this is vbery good advice -- 

>> It also makes sense to be continuously updating your LinkedIn profile and other online personal branding.  That way, your employer and co-workers don't become suspicious when you out-of-the-blue begin totally revamping these things when you're actually and actively on the hunt for a new position.
TerryB
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12/28/2015 | 1:10:55 PM
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Not so sure I understand this one. The only feedback you'll ever get you interviewed OK was if they offer you a job. You may have been fine, they just hired someone else who they felt was better fit. Or you wore the wrong tie.

To me, interviewing falls under the classic Judge Judy comment: If you tell the truth, you don't have to have a good memory.

Being a great interview but an incompetent fool at your job probably won't work out too well in the long run. And if your communication skills are so poor you can't interview well, that is also going to catch up with you in the long run.

 
Joe Stanganelli
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12/28/2015 | 11:28:03 AM
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It also makes sense to be continuously updating your LinkedIn profile and other online personal branding.  That way, your employer and co-workers don't become suspicious when you out-of-the-blue begin totally revamping these things when you're actually and actively on the hunt for a new position.
Gigi3
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12/28/2015 | 3:51:01 AM
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"happy at your job, looking for a new job is good practice to keep your interview skills sharp for when you do want to leave. It also helps you get an idea of what skills are in demand so you can increase your skillset. "

David, if you need a job or not, keep on attending the job interviews once in 6-8 months is a good idea. This will helps to know what's the current market requirement and how we can scale against the current demands. Based on such outcomes once can take initiative to improve themselves because in volatile job market your company can sack you at any moment.
Joe Stanganelli
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12/27/2015 | 1:52:57 PM
xkcd ftw
Randall Munroe has a rebuttal to the sentiment of #9 here: https://xkcd.com/1601/
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