This is a repost from Jen’s blog.
Edit: This event has passed, but the “Handling Recruiters” recording is up! Enjoy.
Guys! We’re totally hosting our first DBARoadmap-sponsored webcast this week! Here are your details (updated to use LiveMeeting):
I’ve blogged about this before, but some things are worth repeating from time to time.
Losing your job really sucks. And it doesn’t matter if you find out about it ahead of time by 2mos, 2wks, or not until they walk [...]
I get indirectly asked this question all the time… what makes a Sr. DBA? Well, that question is gonna be answered 20 different ways by 10 different DBAs. But here’s my answer.
Aside from whatever specific qualities you assign to what [...]
Well, despite the saga today that you can read about in my other 2 posts (Why can’t voodoo be real? and The stupid have fallen), the day ended fairly well in my last meeting. I’ll give you just a [...]
One thing I see from time to time is when someone leaves a gig they’ve been at for a long time, their workmates get upset. It’s like they’re personally offended that the guy is choosing to work somewhere else. Look, I [...]
The DBAs in my area have finally started using their connections through the user group in a way that will actually do them some good. When they get an offer from a company they put the word out to the user [...]
We’ve all had companies that didn’t listen to us. They hire you with the intention of having you make things better and improving their processes. Then when you come on and start making suggestions, they don’t want to implement any of [...]
You’ve been on a couple interviews and you’re finally getting offers coming in. But a mistake that gets made quite often is that someone takes the first gig that makes them an offer because they can’t afford to turn it [...]
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Interview: Kalen Delaney!
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