August PLUG Meeting: Mid-Career Development

Hill, Greg grhill at corp.untd.com
Mon Aug 6 17:15:18 MDT 2007


> On Mon, August 6, 2007 16:23, Hill, Greg wrote:
> >> - How to be irreplaceable (protect yourself against layoffs).
> > Switch jobs frequently so you aren't around for the layoffs :D
> 
> If I saw on your resume you've never been at one place for more than 2
> years,
> for the last 10 years, I'd have to stop and think. For many complex
> technical
> systems it might take you 6-8 months to become proficient in that
system.
> That
> means I'm going to only get 18 months out of you before you run me
through
> the
> hiring process again. No thanks. Seems like an easy way to get stuck
in a
> bad
> situation.

There's this thing called a sense of humor.  You should look it up, it's
all the rage.

Greg



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