Success Principle: Build You Career On Strengths Not Weaknesses

Build Your Career On Strengths Not Weaknesses
Build Your Career On Strengths Not Weaknesses

I have a cousin who was a skilled, talented artist in high school. Whenever he was painting a portrait, he would be playing his favorite rock band and be singing and dancing along … all at the same time!

One thing led to another, and his “artistic skills flourished into an entrepreneurial side business” and he started selling his portraits to supermarket chains!

Then it was time for college and his parents insisted on him choosing a career like “building engineering” that promised a stable income with lots of growth potentials vs. that of an entrepreneurial artist.

Take Your Career To The Next Level!

Part 3 of 4 in the Series: IT Training Reviews

STOP, if you’re about to register for our training and read this post now because we are only interested in the right type of participants for our online bootcamp courses.

In many ways, we are not like traditional classroom classes or most training schools.

For example, we focus more on experiential learning in the sense that we want you to perform well on the job and not just have a certificate that you can show-off on your resume.

Click here to read our thoughts on experiential learning.

A Step By Step Guide For Creating SQL Reports

Part 11 of 20 in the Series: Career Paths for Database Professionals
A Step by Step Guide
A Step by Step Guide

While a fair amount of the work that goes into creating, maintaining or optimizing databases is hidden from decision makers, the work that goes into creating reports is immediately visible to management and so, must be given a good deal of attention.

This post is written as a guide for creating SQL based reports. It helps ensure that high quality, valid, reliable reports are created by report writers.

Giving Effective Feedback to IT Professionals

Part 1 of 4 in the Series: IT Training Reviews
We Give Feedback!
We Give Feedback!

One of the challenges of self teaching, self learning, CBT courses or traditional class room training is the lack of personalized, one on one performance review or feedback.

Training courses where both instructors and trainees can post or respond to questions are few and far in between.

This is the case even when you pay thousands of dollars for traditional class room training!

This is because training providers typically have an in-flexible curriculum and a set amount of training time to communicate their message!

How Effective Is Class Room Training Or E-Learning

E-Learning: AnyTime + AnyPlace + AnyWhere
E-Learning: AnyTime + AnyPlace + AnyWhere

You always want to make sure that the training programs your attend match your career interests and aspirations, right? … so pay close attention to what I am about to say next.

Effectiveness of Traditional Class Room Training

Late last year I was mentoring, coaching and training a software development team. One of the members of the team had paid more than $6,000 (Six Thousand USD) for a class-room based training & certification program.

To fund the training which required an upfront, full payment, he raided his savings account and took on additional debt.

How To Become A Data Analyst Or Report Writer Or Database Developer

Three Different Job Roles

The database developer job, data analyst job or report writer job are related job roles that may be performed by the same person depending on how the size of the organization.

In most organizations, the business analyst or software developer starts out performing all three types of jobs. As demand multiplies and the individual begins to feel overwhelmed, the jobs are split … and as time goes … into the three (3) different type of jobs.

For this reason, anyone performing the duties of a business analyst, software developer, database analyst, report writer or database developer needs to have a strong understanding of each of these job responsibilities as well as the areas of overlap.