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Technocrati
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4/20/2015 | 12:52:56 AM
Soft Skills Has It's Place.....

I agree soft skills are very important, but it is subjective in my opinion, the luck of the draw if you will.   If you vibe with the organization, soft skills will take you quite a long way, if not you won't last long anyway.

However if it is working for you, this fortunate stance should not replace ability and all the other functional abilities that go into doing a competent job. 

Soft skills are the human element to all of this - something we should never forget.

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4/20/2015 | 12:45:10 AM
Are You Serious ?

I really think if one is into Technology they should be real with themselves about the seriousness of the pursuit.  

In other words,  If you are not serious about continually learning, your career will probably be short and painful.

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4/20/2015 | 12:40:17 AM
How Flexible Are You ?

I really enjoyed this great career advice.   I have practiced these principles repeatly throughout my career and can attest that this is sage advice.   I really like the mention of flexibility.  It has been a cornerstone of my career which has alowed me to acquire a very unique skill set.  

So unique in fact, often employers don't even begin to understand the number of things I can do as a result of being open to "whatever was needed at the time".  

Also known as a being a team player.   This has it's advantages and disadvantages but someone has to to do it and if you did it - you've done it.

No one can take that away( though they will surly try).  So I appreciated the refresher as I embark on yet another new journey - one where I have a fair amount of "flexibility" on standby.

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4/16/2015 | 4:29:09 PM
Re: Continuous learning
Agreed, learning about new areas and keeping track of the evolution of industries is vital. Just a few years ago, computation used to be about PCs and datacenters but, now the IT industry is mobile and computation is moving into also every device. Similarly, the automotive industry has also evolved from a manufacture of a product that was fairly simple to the current hybrid cars and cars that seem like complete datacenters on wheels.
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4/16/2015 | 3:37:43 PM
Re: Continuous learning
I agree.  While I tend to work in one specific area of tech, outside work I probably spend as many hours as I spend in the office learning about adjacent areas of technology.  What good is being a security person if you don't understand new cloud technologies, programming design such as containers, or even new trends in networking such as SDN?  It's easy to sit back and figure you can just stay in the same types of role (especially if you've identified what role you really want to do), but what about all the other opportunties that will come with the evolution of tech in the next 5 years?  It's much better to have more options because you've expressed interest by learning about different fields than to be overlooked because you haven't told anyone you have taken the time to explore them.
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4/16/2015 | 2:23:24 PM
Continuous learning
I do feel that continuous learning is a key to success - nowadays you canno simply grasp new kill, apply it then feel safe to have life-long job. You need to keep learning about the new stuff - something most popular nowadays may become legacy in the next 3 - 5 years.
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