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Wed Aug 09 00:23:01 HKT 2017 From /weblog/career


Links of tips of how to be a productivity person -[..]-read-productivity-tips-for-freelancers/

Ten ways to ensure that you finish work on time

1. Ensure that you learn from your calls
2. Make sure that you complete an entry for the knowledge base
3. Make sure that the users understand the help desk opening hours.
4. Ensure that you deal with calls effectively.
5. Cut out the unnecessary chatter.
6. Don’t feel guilty about finishing at your appointed time.
7. Organize your day so that the urgent stuff gets done first,
8. Start on time.
9. Some people think that the boss will be impressed by seeing you stay late. A good boss will not be fooled by this
10. A recent survey showed that the longer you stay at work the more your efficiency declines.


Don't denial what really happening -[..]blog/2015/08/why-denial-doesnt-work.html

Isolation, Bimodal, habit and rest -[..]roduce-deep-meaningful-work-d9aafc3d32e3

Count 5 second before start -[..]done-with-the-5-second-rule-b7abea890087

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Tue Jun 27 17:11:29 HKT 2017 From /weblog/career/jobs

interviewer tip

The best way I've found to interview candidate developers is to pair program with them to do real work on the actual code of the project that is hiring. If not possible, give programming exercise which is:

The exercise must involve working with current development tools.
The exercise must require the candidate to apply important features of the language.
The exercise must involve understanding and working with existing code.
The exercise must involve error handling.
The exercise must involve testing.
The exercise must offer scope for domain modelling.
The exercise must involve asking questions.
The exercise must be realistic.
The exercise must involve changing requirements.
The exercise must offer the candidate enough rope to hang themselves.
The exercise must test many different skills and practices.

A good interview programming exercise takes at least an hour. -

The other interesting reading -[..]ass-kickin-interviewscreening-questions/

Phone interview -

Questions that somebody like to ask... although I think this guy is a bit arrogance -[..]y-favorite-java-developer-interview.html

Another interview question and answer -[..]/howto-pass-silicon-valley-software.html

How about lie at CV?[..]mon?entry=lying_on_your_r%C3%A9sum%C3%A9

Interviewing in google -

What interviewee should asked at interview -[..]programmer-should-ask-on-a-job-interview

What should not waste time to ask the candidate -[..]303_use-technique-ace-job-interview.html

Beware of the small things during interview -

The concern of putting negotiable in salary -

how-to-carry-out-technical-recruitment -[..]s/how-to-carry-out-technical-recruitment[..]ing-Process-is-your-engineering-process/

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Sat Feb 11 16:11:56 HKT 2017 From /weblog/career/jobs


A discussion thread about how to due with boss/manager that don't give you anything to do -

Requirement of a PA of one boss -

How to hire a good CEO -[..]13/if-when-and-how-to-avoid-hiring-a-ceo

How if boss asking for too much -

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Wed Jul 13 10:39:49 HKT 2016 From /weblog/career


First, don't lie at the CV....

Some useful information from the thread:
online learning listing:
uk university listing:

The other useful resource of writing CV,1217,a=182353,00.asp

Number 1: The overblown objective
Number 2: The poorly executed bluff
Number 3: The mug shot
Number 4: The block party
Number 5: Wallflower skills[..]/Avoid%20these%20five%20resume%20killers

"Edit your resume so it sounds like you are talking to someone." -[..]3/four-tips-for-defining-your-value.html

It look like tips for writing cover letter, but maybe good to include in customized CV also -

How boss spend 6 seconds to read your CV -[..]%A0%E7%9A%84%E5%B1%A5%E6%AD%B7%E8%A1%A8/

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Wed Jun 15 09:02:58 HKT 2016 From /weblog/career/jobs

nice advice of how to get a job

There are four ways of going about this…

[1] – Submit your resume to a job site like Monster, and wait…

[2] – Attend various on-campus recruiting efforts…

[3] – Work with a recruiter…

[4] – Get recommended by a friend on the inside…

[1] and [2] are most ppl doing, [4] is nice if you have such friend, the best choice to trying [3]. More detail at[..]inding-a-programming-job-on-wall-street/

Focusing is important -[..]-do-other-things-before-my-job-hunt.html

Focus on suitable company -[..]4/04/job-search-trap-spray-and-pray.html

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Sat Dec 26 10:10:42 HKT 2015 From /weblog/career


Do you get to do what you do best every day?[..]0/only-career-question-that-matters.html

Other questions good to ask yourself in professional development -[..]-professional-development-questions.html

But when it comes to our careers, it's often the steps backwards or sideways that can generate the most momentum and satisfaction. -[..]ck-be-the-best-way-to-move-forward-.html

Look like a good tool to make decision of career -[..]/07/know-your-previous-job-patterns.html

The good thing about working at big company -[..]-You-Need-To-Work-For-A-Big-Company.aspx

Nice picture -[..]eral-principles-when-thinking-about.html

拒當 YES MAN,說「不」讓生活更美好 -[..]cientific-guide-to-effectively-saying-no

1) Almost every task is interesting for junior developers.
2) Experienced developers should maintain a healthy balance between interesting and OK tasks.
3) Veterans have two viable roads: sharpen their limited set of skills to the mastery or attack new problems all the time and become a smart generalist.
4) Company should care about “fun level” and have the experience distribution that fits existing problems.

Log down important point of your career -[..]your-career-capturing-your-learning.html[..]-your-career-defining-the-challenge.html

以我个人的成长经验来看,不断地和更高水平的人过招,是保证成长的前提。 -

The-difference-between-managing-your-job-and-managing-your-career -[..]g-your-job-and-managing-your-career.html

30 days as a career cycle? -[..]reate-your-career-30-days-at-a-time.html

Career advice for parttime workers -[..]8-career-skills-for-the-gig-economy.html

70% of your time working in your core competency areas.
20% of your time working in side projects related to your core competencies, but that stretch those competencies into new areas.
10% of your time learning new skills and developing side projects that are related to those new skills.[..]/12/the-702010-rule-for-your-career.html

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Wed Feb 04 18:47:16 HKT 2015 From /weblog/career/jobs

interviewee tip

This is why you fail -[..]here-is-main-reason-why-you-suck-at.html[..]/03/my-problem-with-your-interviews.html

Preparation -[..]erview-tips-how-to-get-prepared-for.html

10 types of crappy interviewees -[..]/02/10-types-of-crappy-interviewees.html

How to do good in google interview -

Google interview questions -[..]oogle-job-interview-questions-pm-se.html[..]i-really-wow-an-employer-at-an-interview

Ask questions -[..]ring-manager-and-the-interview-team.html[..]-and-when-to-ask-them-during-interviews/

Why you don't get the interview -[..]2/08/06/why-you-didnt-get-the-interview/

Questions for PM roles -[..]view-questions-for-project-managers.html[..]view-questions-for-program-managers.html

Solution of how to pick a heavier ball from a lot of other same weigth balls -[..]/2013/01/a-tough-interview-question.html

Tips To Overcome Ageism In Hiring As a Software Professional -

Google interview questions -[..]gle-interview-questions-answers-top.html

The core of your preparation for the job interview:

Learn what they do.
Learn how they do what they do.
Figure out exactly what skills, experience and background you have that will help them do what they do faster and cheaper.
Plan how you’re going to explain #3 to them.

Everything else is implementation details.[..]for-a-job-interview-the-4-point-summary/

Few good questions to ask in interview -[..]ight-and-wrong-reasons-for-changing-jobs

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Sun Jun 22 16:54:03 HKT 2014 From /weblog/career



1. 道歉姿態要真誠。
2. 解釋事件的前因後果。
3. 下一步,闡明接下來的動向。
4. 看瑪麗•博拉(Mary Barra)怎樣應對危機。
5. 接受現實,你不可能百戰百勝。

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Sun Jun 22 16:45:45 HKT 2014 From /weblog/career


Toolkit for avoiding bad decisions -[..]9aacb92-f854-11dd-aae8-000077b07658.html

How to overcome the limitation? Speak up, be positive, and innovative -

Sharing of why making a change -

Some tips about how to find out what you really want -[..]/where-do-you-go-for-career-inspiration/

入錯行之后怎么辦? -

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Fri Apr 04 17:57:38 HKT 2014 From /weblog/career


如何讓自己在職場更受歡迎? -

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Thu Dec 19 12:59:21 HKT 2013 From /weblog/career/jobs


How do you think about this?

The other guide -[..]rey.slinker/maverick/MaverickHiring.html

startup hiring -[..]is_a_hire_way_5_tips_for_startup_hi.html

First of all, the #1 cardinal criteria for getting hired at Fog Creek:

Smart, and
Gets Things Done.

Six Point:
-Technical Knowledge.
-Critical Thinking.
-Can You Solve Problems?
-Can You Learn?
-Can You Change Based on Environment and Evidence?
-Are You Toxic?[..]programming-interview-question-ever.html <- But I am not so sure about this.....

Common silly decision make when hiring -[..]r-technicalities-in-software-development

Fire quick is not suitable -

Someone code good may not fit in -

1) Define your value in advance of the interview. What actions did I take that affected the project? How do I describe the details of those actions in a way that helps articulate the value of how I worked?
2) Create these stories by asking yourself several questions. See if you can relate the answers to cost, schedule, or customer experience. Why? Because that’s what management cares about.
3) Never lie. Never. Never.
4) Use this value to create the stories of how you worked.
5) In the interview, answer every question as if it is a behavior-description question.
6) Do not assume the interviewer knows what you mean. Especially explain your project management approach.[..]program-manager-interview-questions.html

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Mon Nov 18 23:27:43 HKT 2013 From /weblog/career

postive thinking

Positive Psychology News Daily provides the latest news about happiness, the “science of happiness,” and Positive Psychology. Our goal is to be your fun, collaborative place for a research-based daily boost of happiness.

老員工職場法寶──年輕心態 -

Sometime, step back and take a break is good -[..]11/are-you-caught-in-the-spin-cycle.html

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Tue Oct 22 22:52:45 HKT 2013 From /weblog/career/jobs


Story of firing and being fired -

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Sun Oct 06 10:21:50 HKT 2013 From /weblog/career


See how much US and europe people earn more than Hong Kong -[..]/average-salary-for-java-developers.html

Some suggestion about estimate payment to developers -[..]1/07/how-much-should-you-pay-developers/

Hint for salary negotiation -

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Sun Sep 15 09:27:15 HKT 2013 From /weblog/career


How to win in senior management promote -

How body language affecting career? -

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Fri Jun 21 09:03:19 HKT 2013 From /weblog/career/jobs

IT employment

Another post, say something lead to a successful story -[..]ly-control-your-technical-interview.html

A nice comment about IT employment:

Because the company cannot show absolute loyalty to the employees, I don't
want or expect absolute loyalty from employees to the company. In fact, when
I see an employee with a strong sense of loyalty, it worries me, because I
know that I may not be able to return the sentiment.

Obviously I expect honesty and fairness. But when it comes to the issue of
whether the employee stays or goes somewhere else, I don't expect loyalty to
be the deciding factor. It is my job to make sure the employees are happy
with their compensation and work environment. If they find a better
situation, I expect them to do what is best for them and their family. I
simply need to be sure that they cannot find a better situation.

That puts a lot of responsibility on the company, especially with the way we
do software development here. We ask our developers to do a lot of things
they don't necessarily enjoy. We expect them to help customers with the
tougher problems. We expect them to help with testing. We expect them to be
willing to use any and all of their skills to help make our products
successful. For a programmer who wants to do nothing but write code,
SourceGear is not the ideal work environment.

So we have to take the challenge of retention seriously. I'm pretty sure
nobody in our area pays better than we do. Everybody gets their own private
office. We eat lunch together every Wednesday at the company's expense. We
have a pool table and a basketball hoop.[..]DiscussTopicParent=8037&ixDiscussGroup=5

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Sun Feb 03 11:13:35 HKT 2013 From /weblog/career


The importance of persuading -[..]2012/07/but-you-did-not-persuade-me.html

Persuading is about finding what the target need -

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Sun Mar 04 23:52:44 HKT 2012 From /weblog/career/jobs


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Wed Jun 25 20:19:15 HKT 2008 From /weblog/career


Code kata -

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Tue Mar 18 01:25:23 HKT 2008 From /weblog/career


principles of taking consultance service:

1. I will not work for an organization whose goals are not consonant with my own beliefs.

2. I will not work on projects whose goals I do not understand, or cannot agree with.

3. Before becoming part of a project, I will first obtain agreement on what percentage of my time I can (and must) spend on continuing professional development, and what resources will be provided me for that purpose.

4. I will not work under measurement schemes that pit one person’s performance against another’s. Rather, I will cooperate totally to help others in the project achieve their full potential, as I expect them to help me do.

5. I will not accept work without understanding what is to be done, and why, nor will I pass work to others without their similar understanding.

6. All my work will always be open and available for critical comments (circumscribed, as appropriate, by real security considerations); and I will always stand ready to review the work of others in exchange for them returning the reviewing service to me on my work.

7. As long as the above conditions are met, I will devote myself in the utmost to achieving the goals of my project and the organization that has retained my services.[..]/07/working-conditions-that-prevent.html

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Wed Mar 14 12:35:11 HKT 2007 From /weblog/career/jobs

career plan

Career planning, some body say it is waste, see if you think so -[..]1/why-career-planning-is-time-wasted.php

And here is an article about Engineering career path -

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Thu Oct 12 18:07:11 HKT 2006 From /weblog/career/jobs

How to keep programming job

Plan to improve yourself... to keep job![..]

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Tue Sep 19 14:51:13 HKT 2006 From /weblog/career/jobs

What is the best job?

According to CNN, software engineer is the best job in US[..]/moneymag/bestjobs/frameset.exclude.html

But somebody think this is stressful to work in IT -[..]com/blog/cns!F475D4DE444DB1AB!1111.entry

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Thu Sep 14 15:26:14 HKT 2006 From /weblog/career/jobs

Sorting Developer Resume

Here is how Joey sorting resume, and contain pointers to his other article about employment in IT -[..]terFriendly/articles/SortingResumes.html

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Mon Mar 27 13:08:51 HKT 2006 From /weblog/career/jobs

Samples of rejection letter

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