Geek Job Guru: Marketing Is Inevitable

Ever get tired of how we pros “have to market”? You see ads all over the internet hawking things from megacorporation products to people’s webcomics. “Personal Branding,” a term I’m fond of, seems to be on it’s way to becoming … Continue reading

Geek Job Guru: The Danger of Hobby Burnout

We always hear about burnout. People are burnt out. They’re burnt out on the jobs. Burnout is a concern as we work in a meandering economy during a time of technological and social transition. You could get burnt out just … Continue reading

Geek Job Guru: Skill Spread

What lets you do your job and carry out your career? Well you could say your position, connections, etc. But I’m talking actual productivity, and what lets you actually do things is skills. When it comes to skills, that’s a … Continue reading

Why We’re Bad At Networking: Too Much Talk of Networking

Sometimes these posts come out of nowhere.  And they launch series. I was discussing social capital on Twitter, as best one can at 140 characters a post while taking a walk, and one thing led to another.  Someone brought up … Continue reading

Promoting Professional Geekery #50 – Get Others To Follow Your Lead

(For more Promoting Professional Geekery, see this Roundup of past columns.) And we come to the end of the series.  Yes, my challenge was to see if I could come up with as many ways possible to promote professional geekery.  What’s terrifying … Continue reading

Promoting Professional Geekery #49 – Be A Role Model

(For more Promoting Professional Geekery, see this Roundup of past columns.) It’s time to share your progeeky successes with people.  You need to tell people how you made it Why would you do this, beyond sharing your own awesomeness?  That’s simple: You’ll … Continue reading

Promoting Professional Geekery #48 – Use Your Progeeky Viewpoint On Geeky Events

(For more Promoting Professional Geekery, see this Roundup of past columns.) Geek events are great for careers – they let you attend career events, network, etc.  You know I’m a big backer of going progeek at conventions and more.  I kind of … Continue reading

Promoting Professional Geekery #44 – Make Your Personal Page Progeeky

(For more Promoting Professional Geekery, see this Roundup of past columns.) If you’ve followed my writings for any time you know that having a good personal page is something I advocate very strongly (along with networking, etc.)  So, yes i’m going to … Continue reading