10 Things I, As a Developer, Wish More Entrepreneurs Knew A few weeks ago, Stephen Anderson wrote a piece entitled “29 Things I, as a designer, wish more tech startups knew.” It is a bold contribution to a greater discussion of building better startups. I’m David Pierce, one of the developers at Startup Weekend, and I love studying developer teams in young companies and seeing what we can learn about building better companies. Know how developers work: There are some common elements of a work environment that make developers feel productive. Be careful to avoid making your development team feel like “code monkeys.” I’m sure I could spend so much more time writing about building a good developer team. I’d recommend reading through Coders at Work if you’re interested in learning more about the history of the profession of programming and the history behind the professionals learning how to define their field.
O*NET Resource Center - Work Importance Locator (WIL) The O*NET Work Importance Locator (WIL) and O*NET Work Importance Profiler (WIP) are self-assessment career exploration tools that allow customers to pinpoint what is important to them in a job. They help people identify occupations that they may find satisfying based on the similarity between their work values (such as achievement, autonomy, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations. The O*NET Work Importance Profiler (WIP) is administered by computer. Participants use the WIP to indicate the importance to them of each work need, in two different steps. helps them develop valuable self-knowledge about their work values,fosters career awareness, andprovides a window to the entire world of work via the 800+ occupations within O*NET OnLine. The files for the Work Importance Profiler software and WIP User's Guide are provided below to enable users to download and use the O*NET Work Importance Profiler software.
Self-Help for Adult ADD / ADHD: Tips for Managing Symptoms and Getting Focused Managing adult ADD / ADHD: What you need to know Adult ADD/ADHD can present challenges across all areas of life, from getting organized at home to reaching your potential at work. It can be tough on your health and both your personal and on-the-job relationships. Fortunately, there are skills you can learn to help get your symptoms of ADD/ADHD under control. Adult ADD / ADHD self-help myths You may be holding onto misconceptions about how much you can help yourself with adult ADD/ADHD. MYTH: Medication is the only way to solve my ADD/ADHD. FACT: While medication can help some people manage the symptoms ADD/ADHD, it is not a cure, nor the only solution. MYTH: Having ADD/ADHD means I’m lazy or unintelligent, so I won’t be able to help myself. FACT: The effects of ADD/ADHD may have led to you and others labeling you this way, but the truth is that you are not unmotivated or unintelligent—you have a disorder that gets in the way of certain normal functions. Create space. Decide what’s first.
Pare de desmotivar seus funcionários Não falha. Sempre que eu converso com alguém sobre gestão a pergunta acontece: "Como posso motivar a minha equipe?" A maioria das pessoas começa em um novo emprego com a motivação muito alta. Estão empolgados e querem fazer um bom trabalho. Surpresas na avaliação anual dos funcionários. Microgestão. Críticas públicas. Solicitar um comportamento e recompensar quem não o segue. Metas inatingíveis. Perguntar algo e depois ignorar. Tratamento especial. Frases vazias. Pessoas são custos Quando a redução de custos é sinonimo de redução de pessoal, a mensagem que fica é que pessoas não são investimentos. Algumas pessoas são mais valorizadas do que outras. Empregados não são confiáveis. Empregados não são capazes de tomar boas decisões.
Your Job Skills Portfolio: Gaining an Edge in Job-Hunting Printer-Friendly Version by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. This article will show you how to develop your job-search portfolio, key elements to consider in developing your job-search portfolio, and the best resources to explore job-search portfolios in more depth. Your biggest time commitment will be the initial development of your portfolio, but once you've developed it, keeping it current and up-to-date should be fairly easy. Dr. Don't forget to check out all our Career Portfolio Tools and Resources for Job-Seekers. Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills! Adult ADHD Directory: Find News, Features, and Pictures Related to Adult ADHD ADHD can occur in adults just as it can in children. Symptoms of adult ADHD including difficulty concentrating, remembering information, organizing, and staying within time limits. This can create conflict in relationships and at work. Some other past signs of ADHD include repeating grades in school, disciplinary problems, changing employers frequently, underachieving, and other lifestyle factors. After you are diagnosed, ADHD often can be successfully treated with medications and behavioral therapies. Medical Reference Features If you've got adult ADHD, it can be hard to get organized. Read Full Article Video Slideshows & Images Health Tools News Archive
Sete dicas para retomar o prazer pelo trabalho A sensação de que o sentimento de prazer pelo que se faz é algo previsível na carreira de muitos profissionais de TI. A natureza da demanda nesse tipo de trabalho, somado à falta de respeito e confiança das demais áreas leva muitos executivos a lamentar sua atual situação. Atualmente, cresce o número de profissionais de TI insatisfeitos. E isso tem uma relação direta com a recente crise internacional, a qual obrigou os gestores da área de tecnologia a lidar com um dos mais tediosos trabalhos nessa função: cortar custos. A seguir, acompanhe as principais dicas que os próprios CIOs dão para fugir dessa rotina tediosa da TI e voltar a se sentir motivados pelo trabalho. 1. A fórmula tem sido utilizada pelo diretor global de TI da consultoria Accenture, Mark Cobb. 2. Um diretor de TI de uma empresa pública norte-americana notou que ele saiu do marasmo da sua função quando criou decidiu reinventar seu departamento. 3. “Sempre procuro ter um ou dois projetos de estimação em andamento. 4. 5. 6.
Job Loss & Unemployment Stress: Tips for Staying Positive During Your Job Search Losing a job is stressful Our jobs are much more than just the way we make a living. They influence how we see ourselves, as well as the way others see us. Our jobs give us structure, purpose, and meaning. That’s why job loss and unemployment is one of the most stressful things you can experience. Beyond the loss of income, losing a job also comes with other major losses, some of which may be even more difficult to face: Loss of your professional identity Loss of self-esteem and self-confidence Loss of your daily routine Loss of purposeful activity Loss of your work-based social network Loss of your sense of security Grief is normal after losing a job Grief is a natural response to loss, and that includes the loss of a job. Also remember that many, if not most, successful people have experienced major failures in their careers. Coping with job loss and unemployment stress tip 1: Face your feelings Surviving the emotional roller coaster of unemployment and job loss Beware of pitfalls Laid Off?
Emotional Skills Toolkit: Bring Your Life Into Balance We often hear from people who feel overwhelmed by stress, family, work and relationship problems, health challenges, and painful emotions. They’ve tried many approaches to help themselves feel better, but they just can’t seem to follow through, or what they’ve done hasn't helped them enough. If this sounds familiar, you know that it’s all too easy to become discouraged when you’re stuck. The problem is not willpower—all the willpower in the world won’t matter if you can’t manage stress or keep your emotions in balance. The good news: you can learn these important emotional skills, no matter your age or the obstacles you face. That’s what this free online program teaches. Skill building, like any learning, takes time and effort.
Is Fear Stopping You from Starting a Company? Job Search Guide: Strategies for Professionals Chapter One Handling Your Job Loss [Adjusting] [Keep Healthy] [Family Issues] [Helping Children] [Coping with Stress] [Keeping Your Spirits Up] [A New Beginning] [Professional Help?] While some people may see a job loss as a challenge which opens up new opportunities, most associate job loss with strong negative emotions. It is important to know that it is natural to have some negative feelings (especially at first) after a job loss, and that most people experience them. Loss of professional identity: Professionals identify strongly with their careers. Loss of a network: The loss may be worse when your social life has been strongly linked to the job. Emotional unpreparedness: Those who have never been unemployed may not be emotionally prepared for job loss and may be devastated when it happens. The Guide is designed to help you get over your loss and move forward with your quest for employment. Adjusting One can start adjusting to job loss by using a little psychology. Keep Healthy
Startup Therapy: Ten questions to ask yourself every month by In the last post I beat you to death about ditching your business plan but failed to provide an alternative. Okay okay, “Planning == Bad,” but the supposed benefits of planning are still important: designing for profitability, understanding your customers and competitors, focusing your attention, deciding what’s worth doing next, changing directions, and ensuring the founders agree on important issues. To help you, I’m stealing a trick from therapists. Cartoon by Andertoons Therapists don’t tell you what to do. You’re smart. That’s where this article comes in: To splash cold water on your face, forcing you to face reality and continue to defend or change the important choices inside your business. What follows is your startup therapy session. In one sentence, what does your product do and who buys it? Cartoon by AndertoonsThe first thing this does is force you to nail down your monthly expenses and accounts payable. What tips do you have? To help you, I’m stealing a trick from therapists.
The National Career Development Association These links include many resources, services, and tools which assist users in exploring careers, planning for the future, searching for employment, and finding the additional training necessary to pursue a dream. Most of these resources are free, and several were developed in countries other than the United States. This is a mere sample of what is available online, but it can serve as a starting point for career counselors or for career-seekers. The following links are from the book, The Internet: A Tool for Career Planning, (Third Edition, 2011) by Debra S. Before using the links, please review the NCDA Legal Notice and Disclaimer.