Category: Mentor

Podcasts I Follow

These are the Podcasts I follow and listen to most often. They range from business, design and general interests. They are not ranked in an particular order, but my favourite is James Altucher and Jordan Harbinger. I would challenge everyone

Posted in Balanced Life, Beginning New Management Position, Blogger, Business, entrepreneurship, Mentor, Personal Learning and Growth, self-improvement, Toastmasters

Personal Branding

I am not a marketing person, but I do believe in personal branding. How I display myself professionally in my networks is who I am. My personal branding is consistent throughout everything I do so that people have something to

Posted in entrepreneurship, How To, Ideas, Mentor, Personal Thoughts

The Two Sides to Job Hunting

I have had students ask me about how to get hired or who is hiring. I have also had employers ask me how to find developers when they have had a tough time hiring quality employees. These are tough questions

Posted in Bosses, Developer, Employment Search, How To, interview, job interview, Job Search, Jobs, Mentor, Team Tagged with: ,

Be Kind to Those You Meet

You never know when you meet someone what they will be to you in your life. You may meet them in a service club, be a customer of yours, be a friend or an in-law. You just never know when

Posted in Balanced Life, Community, Ideas, Leadership, Listening, Love, Mentor, Personal Learning and Growth, Professional Development, Reflection, self-improvement, Tips

Importance of Code Refactoring

By continuously improving the design of code, we make it easier and easier to work with. This is in sharp contrast to what typically happens: little refactoring and a great deal of attention paid to expediently adding new features. If

Posted in Better Coding, Developer, evaluation, Ideas, Mentor, self-improvement, Team, Team Lead, Team Manager

How a Senior can Help a Junior Developer

Senior developers have a responsibility to help those who are new to the profession.   We are the one group of people that the junior developer can turn to after college.  Essentially the college gave the new developer 2 years

Posted in Developer, Junior, Mentor, Professional Development, self-improvement, Senior