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Perspectives in Tech: Ever want a briefing on technology or career topics from industry experts? Bestselling tech author and speaker Don Jones opens his Contacts app to you: submit topics at donjones.com/podcast, and find yourself on the phone with the perfect expert to discuss that topic with you. Published irregularly based on audience demand.

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Perspectives in Tech: Ever want a briefing on technology or career topics from industry experts? Bestselling tech author and speaker Don Jones opens his Contacts app to you: submit topics at donjones.com/podcast, and find yourself on the phone with the perfect expert to discuss that topic with you. Published irregularly based on audience demand.

    Listen: A “Core Curriculum” for SysAdmins

    Listen: A “Core Curriculum” for SysAdmins

    Ever wonder what a modern “core curriculum” for sysadmins would look like? In this Round Table, we asked someone who knows, because she designs and teaches that core curriculum to young folks just entering the field.

    Listen: Emotional Intelligence, Showing Up as Who You Want to Be

    Listen: Emotional Intelligence, Showing Up as Who You Want to Be

    Would you coworkers describe you the same way you would? Is that description helping you as a person, and your career? “Emotional Intelligence” can seem like yet another Human Resources buzzword, but it’s really just a phrase for describing something that’s both powerful and simple – and something that can make your life and career […]

    Bonus Listen: A Round Table on OpEx, CapEx, and Business Finances

    Bonus Listen: A Round Table on OpEx, CapEx, and Business Finances

    A bonus pilot episode for you this week! This is a potential new format for the podcast, where we take a relaxed, freewheeling approach to a particular topic. This episode: ever wonder what OpEx and CapEx are, and why some companies prefer one over the other? Wonder what a P&L is and how it’s used? […]

    Listen: Community Contributions and Getting an MVP Award

    Listen: Community Contributions and Getting an MVP Award

    What’s it take to get an MVP Award? What kind of contributions matter the most, and where do you start? And… is getting the Award the right reason to start contributing to your community? What’s the Award worth, and what’s it mean? Commonly asked, fairly heavy questions… and I think I’ve pulled together a great […]

    Listen: Career Outlook in IT

    Listen: Career Outlook in IT

    This episode, I’m joined by Ryan Sutton of Robert Half, one of the biggest tech staffing firms out there. We talk about job prospects in IT, the growing recognition of “soft skills,” and a ton more.

    Listen: How Do You Demonstrate a Skill Like Leadership on a Job Hunt?

    Listen: How Do You Demonstrate a Skill Like Leadership on a Job Hunt?

    A fantastic chat with a job hunter who asks, “I believe I’ve got plenty of leadership skills – how do I communicate that to prospective employers?” But the entire conversation applies to any skill you’re trying to communicate, along with seriously sage advice for where to prioritize your time and investments as you seek a […]

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