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  1. 7 Tips to Making Your Niche a Career

    Finding your true calling in life is not always easy to do, and often gets overshadowed by having to get an education, find a job and then get on with paying bills and living your life. A lot of people will get a degree, certificate, diploma or other evidence of having completed some form of education and hopefully it will be in a field they are interested in. However, a few years on and I very often hear that people are either bored in their current job, realized they aren’t as interested in what...
  2. Using Happiness as a Career Path

    I would imagine most people aren't sure what they want to do as a career for the rest of their lives when they come out of high school, university or whatever their last educational step might be. You can't know every possibility that is available to you, and you probably never will. I worked as an accountant, a teacher, a cinema usher, customer support and fruit & vegetable sales person. And those were all before I started my computer science degree. My point is that you won't always know what...
  3. 6 Ways to Add More Hours to Your Day

    Over the last year I have started doing a lot of mentoring of mainly technical people. Based on almost 20 years of experience in the technology industry I found that I have formed routines and procedures that can be beneficial to lots of other people. Especially within the tech-community there are a large number of people who, in my opinion, could benefit immensely from having a mentor in their life to help them move forward, set goals, achieve more and be more.I find it highly satisfying to help...
  4. How to Succeed at Public Speaking

    I remember way back when I was about 14 years old and did what I remember as my first public speaking exercise. It was at my own confirmation dinner, and I had to address my entire family. It was a small room and not a huge crowd, but it scared me. I gave the brief thank you speech mostly looking at my feet or at the walls around us. It was a terrible speech. Since then I have continually pushed myself to improve and to get better every time I am on stage. Here are some of the tips I have learned...
  5. How to Tame the Time Munching Monster

    Some people are ambitious and have goals they want to achieve in life. I am not going to say "all people", because I generally split the general population into 2 groups: the "gonnas" and the "doers". The first group, the "gonnas" consists of the people that always say they are going to do something, or "one day I'll", or "next week, when [event] happens, I'll start doing the thing". This group generally follows the norms of society, adhere to the social rules set by everyone else and keep making...
  6. How to Build a Personal Brand

    I have been freelancing as a software developer and architect for almost two years now and I have got a lot of valuable experiences from it. The reason I was able to start being my own boss was a combination of things, but it was in large part due to a personal brand I have built up. I had for a long time been doing several things to build a brand that is me, but is also recognizable and opens doors in the right places. In this article I will describe some of the things that enabled me to do what...
  7. 10 Tips to Winning at Freelancing

    I worked in a 9-5 job for almost 15 years and you get used to "clocking on" and "clocking off". When you are off work, you go home (or somewhere else) and work takes a backseat until the next work day. Being a freelancer, you have the freedom to plan your own day, your own week, your own month. You are in charge, but you will find that some days you have to work 14 hours, because you might have paid work, you need to quote on upcoming work, you are having lunch with a new connection, you are responding...
  8. Hacking "Jack of all trades, master of none"

    Today, developer competencies are being more and more commoditized, and while methodologies like Scrum talks about T-shaped people, employers tend to favor specialists over generalists.Given this, it is probably a pretty bad idea to come out as a Jack of all trades. But, nonetheless, that's what I am about to do.Let me elaborate.Specialization will always make you stand out of the crowd, but with global competition, it takes a lot of time and effort to stay at the top. And honestly - how often is...
  9. Would you hire you?

    Naturally your answer is yes right? I mean ‘who wouldn’t want a piece of this’ you say?However when considering a major career ‘upsizing’, some deeper reflection may temper your bravado. How ready are you for that next step? It may not even be something that you want to go after now but in 12 months you may feel differently. So how well have you maintained yourself?I am not talking about good dental hygiene or blackhead removal (although both important for close talkers). I mean maintaining your...
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