Professional Development

(Not really.)

Dear Blog Author

We need to talk. You may not know me, but I’m one of your readers.  You’ve become part of my routine.  I really like your stuff, but I’ve never really said anything until now.  I don’t want to leave a comment, because there’s not really a place in your blog to leave comments like this. …
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Dangerous Interview Question

Salary Negotations During the Interview

On Twitter, Pat Wright posed a question: Dangerous Interview Question My answer: it depends.  (Hey, I’m a DBA, right? Isn’t that always the answer?)  My favorite salary negotiation book recommends postponing the salary question as late as possible during the hiring process, but I don’t think that’s realistic.  I don’t go house shopping without looking…
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Blog Better Week: Spice Things Up with Images

This week I’m focusing on how you can improve your blog. So far I’ve talked about why you should schedule blog posts and the basics of search engine optimization.  Tomorrow’s post will cover how to write a product review on your blog. Your writing is boring. Your Blog Readers I’ve read your blog.  I know…
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