OK, I admit I’ve been playing around with Virtual Reality, A.K.A. VR. Yup, I’m guilty as charged. But after listening to Tony Robbins hype-up VR on his podcast, I couldn’t help myself. Don’t worry, I’ll share the link to the podcast in a minute…. Spoiler Alert A new IT Job Trend is coming! Listen: You know how I love sharing news about new job trends I see coming. Well, I wanted to be the first to tell you that VR is going to be huge. There will likely be 100s of new gizmos and 1000s of uses for VR that… [Read More]
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I could be wrong about this… OK, maybe you won’t earn 3x more as a SysAdmin but you’ll definitely be worth more and get noticed. Let’s do the math… If your current salary is 40K, it’s not unlikely that you could increase your pay to 120K, which is a 300% loss if you’re thinking like a SysAdmin. What I want to share today applies more specifically to SysAdmins but could also apply to any job. Think about this. Why do star athletes make so much more than their teammates? Could the Cavs have won the NBA Championship without LeBron James… [Read More]
We love a good Super Hero action movie. That’s why movies like Iron Man, The Avengers and Batman make $1,000,000,000’s. In fact, we obsess over movie characters with super powers. But we all know super powers aren’t really real or are they? Let’s find out… Want To Spice Up Your Resume So It’s Not Boring? WARNING: What I’m about to teach you requires thinking outside the box! In today’s lesson I want to talk about spicing up your resume with super powers. Yes, I’m talking about super powers that ordinary people like you and I have… In the next few… [Read More]
Looking to hire an IT Manager? This hiring kit will give you the guidance needed to hire the right IT Manager, the first time. Use this kit as-is or adapt it to your organization’s need. And you can tune it to fit into an ITIL or a DevOps driven operation. Best of all, it will help you avoid a costly $$$ hiring mistake. IT Manager: Job Roles Let’s begin with a list of our jobs so you can see all of the hats we wear: Infrastructure Manager Operations Manager Incident Manager Problem Manager Project Manager Program Manager DevOps (Automation) Manager… [Read More]
Don’t Read at Work! In this Career Boost Lesson we’re going to look at 11 IT jobs I’ve seen growing in popularity. So take a break and listen closely to the insight I’m about to share with you. Here’s our goal… Let’s see if we can find you a challenging job that’ll ACCELERATE your career or double (2x) your salary. Hang-on, because I’m going to share exclusive insight where I see the biggest opportunities! But before I begin listen to this quick story… Almost 2 decades ago I was sitting at a help desk answering calls to reset user passwords; yes I was a… [Read More]
Did you know 2015 was the year of the Linux Admin? “Employers are hungrier than ever for Linux talent.” That’s what a report from Dice says. Dice also thinks a whooping 97% of IT Managers are still interviewing Linux admins. You know: I agree with Dice about 2015… …but I also see the Linux Wave growing more in 2016. Especially if you are recruiting talent for cloud projects or DevOps. In the next few minutes I’m going to share what I’ve learned over the last 2 years while interviewing and hiring 3 DevOps Engineers and 2 Linux Admins. But first let… [Read More]
I was on my way to lunch when I got the call… When things break you need someone on the bridge call who not only understands protocol but they also have the skills and experience under their belt to drive the investigation in the right direction, and to closure. Putting the pieces back together! Incident response is extremely important, which is why incident managers are a must-have for companies that have 24/7/365 web services that host online environments where millions of users (or customers) are impacted by a single device going offline. Think for a moment about the impact to… [Read More]