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Ten Ways To Lose Your DBA Job

We often see ways to improve your career, but there's a flip side as well. In the spirit of our "worst practices" series, Steve Jones takes a look at ten skills that could cost you your job if you can't perform them.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2007/04/13 (first published: 2006/11/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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2007 Tech Salary Survey Results

Dice.com recently completed a salary survey for 2007. If you didn't participate, Steve Jones summarizes the results for DBAs.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2007/04/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Thoughts on the PASS Summit

The 2007 PASS Summit is coming up in September and you can register early and save now, but is it worth going? Longtime author and successful DBA Don Peterson brings us a few thoughts on last year's Summit and the benefits of attending.   Read more...
By Don Peterson 2007/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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What's a Good Manager

What makes a good manager? In response to a recent thread, Janet Wong takes us through some of the good and bad managers she's had during her career and talks about the problems today with technical managers.   Read more...
By Janet Wong 2007/01/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Developers and DBAs

The battle between developers and DBAs can be a rough one at times. However DBAs are often outnumbered by developers and need to be sure they fit in. DBA Janet Wong brings us one of her experiences about how you can better go with the flow.   Read more...
By Janet Wong 2006/12/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Ten Ways To Lose Your DBA Job

We often see ways to improve your career, but there's a flip side as well. In the spirit of our "worst practices" series, Steve Jones takes a look at ten skills that could cost you your job if you can't perform them.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2007/04/13 (first published: 2006/11/30) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Who Do You Want To Hire?

Most of us don't get to make hiring decisions, whether we're interviewing or helping to interview someone. However we often have input on new employees. Steve Jones brings us some thoughts on helping to make the hiring decision.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2006/11/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Contract Coding: Ensuring your Client pays up

Damon Armstrong learned the hard way about the consequences of not having a clearly defined project scope or work contract  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2006/10/27 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: miscellaneous
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Check Your SQL Server Identity

Retrieving the identity value from an inserted row should be a very simple task. But based on his survey at TechEd 2005 as well as some recent interviews, Andy Warren points out some of the wrong answers and turmoils he has faced in getting this question answered.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/10/27 (first published: 2005/08/01) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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SQL Server Adventures for the Oracle DBA

Oracle and SQL Server are both database platforms built on SQL, but there are vast differences between them. Janet Wong brings us a tale of her experiences in moving from Oracle to SQL Server as a developer.   Read more...
By Janet Wong 2006/10/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Mind Your Manners

Whether you use the forums here or post questions in the venerable Usenet usegroups, there are some basic courtesies you should follow. Sushula Iyer takes a minute to list some things that might help you get your next question answered quickly and completely.   Read more...
By Sushila Iyer 2006/10/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Beginning Professional Development

Continuing with his series on professional development, Andy Warren takes a look at funding some of your career growth and why it pays to invest in yourself.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/09/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Time for Training

Keeping up with your professional development is tough. In the first part of his series, Andy Warren talked about the challenges of keeping current. This article takes a look at how you can effectively find time to grow your career.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/09/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Career Paths for Programmers

The key to maintaining a good employment outlook in IT, it seems, is to move out of programming and up into more business-oriented IT positions such as systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, or systems architect. However, a computer programmer can't just decide to become a systems analyst or project manager overnight.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2006/08/29 | Source: developer.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Stress

As a DBA, stress is probably a given in your career, but are you aware of the effects on others. Andy Warren takes a look at the effects of stress, how you can identify them and a few ways to cope.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/08/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Professional Development

How much time do you spend developing your career? Are you actively looking to improve your professional skills? Andy Warren takes a look at how you can focus yourself and a few ideas for your employer as well.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2006/07/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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Survive A SQL Server DBA Technical Interview

Another little bit of career advice, this time from longtime author Jeffrey Yao who gives you some pointeres on what you should know for your next job interview.   Read more...
By Jeffrey Yao 2007/10/12 (first published: 2006/07/10) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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SQL Server and .NET training and career development part 3

Software developers constantly need to learn about new technologies, products and methodologies. Think about what sort of programming you were doing 5 or 10 years ago. If you have been developing software that long, you will, no doubt, be working on very different systems now than you were then.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2006/07/05 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: miscellaneous
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Hiring A DBA

How do you go about looking for someone to fill a DBA position? SQL Server guru and head of the Colorado Springs PASS Chapter, Chris Shaw, brings us a look at how an experienced manager goes about filling DBA positions.   Read more...
By Chris Shaw 2006/06/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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SSIS Training

SQLServerCentral.com is offering Integration Services training at our new training center. Sign up today and learn from Brian Knight, MVP and SSIS Guru.   Read more...
By Press Release 2006/06/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: miscellaneous
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