Category: Career Advice

3 Tough Technical Project Manager Interview Questions & Answers

What is a Technical Project Manager? The short answer: a project manager with deep technical understanding. Now let me go deeper and explain the difference in having a technical project manager (TPM) versus just any project manager (PM) on your team. The biggest difference is their technical aptitude for understanding data center construction, server, network and …

Read Excerpts from VCP for Hire eBook

BIG Thanks… Before I share the excerpt of VCP for Hire, first I want to thank everyone who has purchased a copy of my eBook. Thank You for downloading nearly 200 copies! Now let me take a minute and reach out to the managers who are struggling with team building and staffing responsibilities such as: writing …

Mentors Wanted! Teach Virtualization Newbies…

Virtualization Mentors Wanted! If you are new to VMware, Citrix, OpenStack, UCS or any other software or hardware technology, it’s not about the CERTs you have, it’s about how you handle yourself in a pinch that really makes the difference. Anyone (well almost anyone) can Google a topic (or problem) and follow someone’s instructions for installing …

3 Interview Prep Questions You Should Practice Answering

These non-technical interview prep questions may seem easy (or even unimportant for Virtualization Engineers or Admins), but you’d be surprised how many people blow an interview because they are not prepared to answer them without setting off warning flares. Rehearse Until You Don’t Ramble Don’t end up rambling on and on during an interview and giving the …

1st eBook Gets Published on Amazon Kindle: VCP For Hire

I’m excited to announce the publishing of my first eBook on Amazon Kindle, VCP For Hire! VCP For Hire has been a work in progress for a while now and I’m glad it’s finally released. I’ve taken a slightly different angle on writing a VMware book and focused on the talent rather than the technical how-to’s. Don’t Erase This Whiteboard! …

Do I Need a Virtualization Architect or VMware VCDX?

Read more about VMware VCDX. I did a search today on JobEgg and found 50 jobs across the country for Virtualization Architect, and almost just as many job posts for VMware Architect. Are architects becoming a new trend as more environments are now starting to scale larger and outgrow their old vCenter and ESXi setup? Will there be bidding …

How to Apply for a VMware Engineer Job

As the manager of a large virtual infrastructure, I’m always looking for excellent VMware talent for my team. Weekly I review resumes and to be honest – Some are good, some are bad, and some are just plain ugly! That’s why knowing how to apply for a VMware job is important for getting you past resume …
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