Uncharted Waters:

Career Development


March 25, 2018  10:09 PM

Building Job Descriptions

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
IT careers, IT jobs

Most of the job descriptions I read are either in the form of a job advertisement, or a job description on an internal wiki. Neither are particularly helpful. In the past, I have either avoided applying because the ad listed every skill on earth when what they really needed was a junior. Or, I ran...

March 12, 2018  9:17 AM

What to Expect from Private Equity

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Business, Consulting, IPO, Management, MBA, MBO

The Private Equity Merry Go Round 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 5, 2018  6:04 PM

Beware Private Equity

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Business, MBA

Private Equity BusinessmenAs family-run...


September 29, 2017  9:46 PM

Lessons Learned in Corporate Training

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Education, IT, Teaching, Training

corporate trainingSix...


September 13, 2017  9:23 PM

Building Technical Resumes

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Interviews, resume, resumes

I got an email from a company today claiming they are planning to kill the resume. I recently gave up on a several year experiment of not having a resume. Sometime around 2013 I stopped updating my resume with each job change. After a while, I forgot where the file was on my computer or in the...


July 24, 2017  10:06 PM

The Decline of The Coding School

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
IT training and certifications, Job training

In the past couple of weeks, Dev Bootcamp and The Iron Yard have both gone out of business. It is hard to point to an exact reason. It could be market saturation, the intersection of price and willingness to pay,...


May 19, 2017  11:02 AM

So, You Want a Raise

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
IT compensation, money

Asking for a raise sucks. My pattern is usually to spend a few days or weeks brooding over what I'm making. One day after getting psyched up, I finally ask. The answer usually relates back to having to check the budget to see where things are, or a reference to a hiring and compensation freeze,...


January 17, 2017  10:02 AM

The Technical Career Ladder

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
IT careers, IT jobs

I have been privy to a few conversations around the topic of career progression lately. Maybe it is the time of year. It is almost time for performance reviews. People with full time jobs are probably wondering if they are getting a raise and how much that will be. And also if they will get...


December 26, 2016  9:55 AM

Making Process Transformation Work

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Agile, process, Training

How long does it take for process transformation to work? To a reach critical mass at a company for the amount of people that will not just abide by the new rules, but believe in them. For


December 7, 2016  8:04 PM

Motivating Tech Workers

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
incentives, IT compensation, motivation

I did something stupid a couple of days ago, I got into an argument on twitter. Someone made a post claiming monetary incentives always harm performance. The word always being used there made my head spin, and I just couldn't resist. I have been reading a book called


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