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Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:53 AM


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Scott D. Jacobson (7/25/2012)
Amen Steve. Well put. I need some inspiration morning. When I get home tonight, I'm going to spend at least an hour sending out resumes.


Good for you and good luck.







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Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:00 AM


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The first step in accomplishing anything (except by luck), is deciding exactly what it is that you want. If someone asks you to "create a table", is that enough of a spec? Might you accidentally end up with something that looks good in a living room and can hold coffee cups and magazines well, when what was wanted was something that holds rows and columns of data? Or vice-versa.

The most important step most people don't do is define what they want from a job other than a paycheck. Some go so far as to clarify it to "a paycheck and no BS", but then don't actually define what level and type of "BS" is too much/little. Define industries that you'd want to work in, and ones you'd refuse to work in, and so on.


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Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:40 AM


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While I'm not working at my "dream job", (there are so few jobs that involve eating ice cream, reading books, and hanging out with your kids at home), I feel very blessed and happy with the job I have. No job or company is perfect, but it is possible to find a position, company, and location that feels like home. I know because I did.

And for those looking for a great job, don't forget to check the 'SQL Jobs' link here at SQL Server Central.
(I have a couple positions open that I would love to fill. )
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Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:42 AM
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To be well paid to do what I love to do, and to be treated like I am valuable is a dream job. May we all recognize what we have when we find it!

Appreciate the thoughts on this. Have a great day. And Steve, great pic!

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Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 4:41 PM
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The last 10 years of my work life have been far and away the most rewarding and the last three in particular have been almost too good to be true.

I won’t go into detail about the wonderful particulars of my current situation but rather explain that I first had to suffer, and then focus to get where I am. I suffered because I hadn’t identified a particular career path and was unemployed during a recession and experiencing a fruitless job search.

I found a life changing book called “What Color Is Your Parachute” and following the advice in it literally changed my life.

Long story short: Identify your favorite skills and jobs that allow you to use those skills. Put another way, “How can you use your favorite skills to make money for other people?”

Answer that question and that great job may come your way.

(we all like to talk about ourselves, don’t we )


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Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 4:50 PM


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bclyde-1080677 (7/25/2012)
While I'm not working at my "dream job", (there are so few jobs that involve eating ice cream, reading books, and hanging out with your kids at home), I feel very blessed and happy with the job I have. No job or company is perfect, but it is possible to find a position, company, and location that feels like home. I know because I did.

And for those looking for a great job, don't forget to check the 'SQL Jobs' link here at SQL Server Central.
(I have a couple positions open that I would love to fill. )


Clue as to which ones? Curious if one of them is the one you posted about in another thread.

Not that I'm looking. I do know of someone who might be, just don't know if they would relocate or not.



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Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:23 PM
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Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:11 AM


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jshahan (7/25/2012)
The last 10 years of my work life have been far and away the most rewarding and the last three in particular have been almost too good to be true.

I won’t go into detail about the wonderful particulars of my current situation but rather explain that I first had to suffer, and then focus to get where I am. I suffered because I hadn’t identified a particular career path and was unemployed during a recession and experiencing a fruitless job search.

I found a life changing book called “What Color Is Your Parachute” and following the advice in it literally changed my life.

Long story short: Identify your favorite skills and jobs that allow you to use those skills. Put another way, “How can you use your favorite skills to make money for other people?”

Answer that question and that great job may come your way.

(we all like to talk about ourselves, don’t we )



There is also an online aptitude test you can register for as well at http://parachute.capella.edu/faq


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Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:03 AM
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jshahan (7/25/2012)
Put another way, “How can you use your favorite skills to make money for other people?”

Answer that question and that great job may come your way.



I'm not sure that is an accurate way to frame it. For those of you out there considering it, why not start your own business and work for yourself? It has it's own set of difficulties but for some, it's much more rewarding than padding someone else's wallet.
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