Sunday, June 18, 2006

Take control of your career

Came across this great post (http://software.ericsink.com/Career_Calculus.html) by Eric Sink about how you can take control of your career.

It is our own responsibility to shape up our career, but sometimes we tend to focus on aspects which do not play any role in moving up in career scale.

His post also links to two additional posts, but those are 3 years old and are not available anymore. However, cached versions of those posts are still available at www.archive.org

Doug Reilly – Who is responsible for your career

Robert Hurlbut - I am responsible for my career

Sam Gentile - I alone am responsible for my technical growth

Eric Sink, who earned his B.S from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is among the ones who had initially developed what is now known as Internet Explorer. On his about page, find an interesting flashback to mid-90’s when browser war had just started.

Personally, I find it very interesting to discover more and more people who are academically associated with UIUC. Ray Ozzie, who recently took over Bill Gates position as Chief Software Architect, has been honored as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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