Category Archives: Getting Ahead

Stop Doing These 3 Things That Sabotage Your Career

I’ve had the opportunity to experience sitting on both sides of the interview table in the course of my career and there is one major takeaway I’ve learned from my experiences with successful interviews and interviewees; and that is that a successful interview is a bit like a wedding.  People often spend too much time stressing over the pageantry of that one (or multiple) day event and not enough time making the commitment to keep the relationship moving forward and evolving over the years that follow.

With that in mind, here are three things that I’ve encountered in myself and others that I think we’re all guilty of falling victim to, at one time or another.  If left unchecked, these three attitudes can sabotage both our own success and the success of our team, and while they might not get you fired, they certainly won’t get you ahead. Continue reading

How I Got a Promotion Just by Learning Some Basic Coding

I was born and raised in the Czech Republic. Back in 2001, every young man, once he turned 18, was required to enlist in the military and go through one year of training. Military duty is no longer mandatory there, but, for better or worse, I was born early enough to be in one of the last waves of recruits.  Enlisting in the military wasn’t exactly my ideal vision of how I intended to spend a year of my life after graduating from high school.  But looking at the experience in hindsight, that year was really formative for me, in shaping who I was to become and what I’m able to do today. Continue reading