Tips on Your Work Environment

Tip #1: “Less is More” Avoid making your work area a shrine to all things personal, with every last wall or desk space covered in paraphernalia. A few choice items just looks better than every last surface covered in something (italics) non-work related. It is …

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Tips on Finding a New Job

Tip #3: “Responses Are Not Guaranteed” In life, regardless of who is initiating contact, a response is not guaranteed. Some will say we must respond to everyone, but this can be unrealistic in a hot job market when 20-30 people contact us every day for …

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Randy Zinn

Randy Zinn has worked as a software developer/architect in the Washington D.C. area for over 20 years and encountered an amazing number of characters and issues along the way – so much so that he has not one but two forthcoming memoirs about it. Whether …

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Tips on Employment Types

Tip #6: “Beware the Illusion” There’s an old joke that the difference between employment and contracting or consulting is the illusion of job security. The former supposedly has it while the latter doesn’t. Well, employment doesn’t have it either. It just seems like it. We …

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