October 14, 2013  11:16 AM

Breaking Out Of Your Tech Career



Posted by: Matt Heusser
career, careers, choices, economy, future, hr, independence, integrity, IT, job, jobs, part-time, projects, staffing, technology, temp, training, unemployment

Image from the video game "breakout"

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September 2, 2013  4:57 PM

Considering Contracting



Posted by: Matt Heusser
career, careers, contractors, Digital Migrants, economy, hiring, hr, independence, integrity, job, jobs, projects, reorganization, risk, staffing, technology

labor_day2

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March 21, 2013  3:36 PM

Earning the $16K/Year it takes to live remote



Posted by: Matt Heusser
career, careers, independence, interview, jimmy buffet, jimmy buffet lifestlye, jimmybuffet, jimmybuffett, migrants, staffing, unemployment

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December 21, 2012  7:44 PM

That Last Step to Become ‘Talent’ In IT



Posted by: Matt Heusser
careers, half-life, hiring, hr, independence, job, jobs, migrants, staffing, temp, unemployment

declaring independence

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December 4, 2012  11:29 AM

Getting People to Throw Money At You



Posted by: Matt Heusser
career, careers, hiring, hr, independence, integrity, interview, IT, jimmy buffet, jimmy buffet lifestlye, jimmybuffet, jimmybuffett, job, jobs, migrants, part-time, projects, servitute

So earlier in the week I was on craiglist, looking at gigs. Yes, gigs. Not jobs. Part-time, temporary, and flexible, gigs represent a different lifestyle, different risk profile, and different rewards.  You can start them with a day job, and have the best of both worlds ... there is just one...


November 12, 2012  3:23 PM

The Singularity Signal – III



Posted by: Matt Heusser
business strategy, career, careers, future, hiring, hr, independence, IT, servitute, singularity

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August 6, 2012  10:48 AM

A Road Less Travelled – II



Posted by: Matt Heusser
business strategy, career, careers, future, generalist, independence, integrity, IT, job, jobs, technology

Ian Rutherford is a technie; someone just comfortable enough in IIS, SQL Server, HTML and ASP to make a 'real'...


June 20, 2012  1:27 PM

… and the Checks for Free



Posted by: Matt Heusser
call tracking, Helpdesk, independence, IT, Service Desk, training

They have orange T-shirts, men in pepper costumes, and, yes, a big yellow dinosaur. No, it's not a children's TV special --

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November 9, 2011  10:47 PM

Your Eff U Fund – Part I



Posted by: Matt Heusser
independence, IT, jobs, pizza, shawn, unemployment

Have you ever seen or heard a conversation something like this: [caption id="attachment_132" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="This guy had eight bosses. Would an FU Fund have helped?"]

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