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IT in the D Career Academy: The Details

IT in the D was founded upon the principle of making things suck less for the Metro Detroit IT industry. Whether it be meetups, recruiting, job seeking, job fairs, podcasts, we have always strived to change the way things were being done.…

There Is No Silver Medal In Job Searching

“If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there.” – Martin Blank For the past 15 years (or so), I have been in 100% control of my career. I switched jobs a couple times and usually it involved with being…

The Humble Sales Guy

“That's nice, you look like a Helen. Helen, we're both in sales. Let me tell you why I suck as a sales man.” Truth be told, I don’t really suck, but wow have I felt like I do lately. September 16th was my last official day at Cisco…

The Bat Signal

Dist. Atty. Harvey Dent: We've received a letter from Batman this morning. 'Please inform the citizens of Gotham that Gotham City has earned a rest from crime. But if the forces of evil should rise again, to cast a shadow on the heart of…

The Dating Corollary: I Can Change and Other Lies

You did it. You've finally had enough. You're pulling the trigger, and you're ending the relationship. You've finally realized that the grass really is greener over on the other side of that fence, and so it's time to make a…

The Path

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-tsu, Chinese philosopher, about three thousand years ago "The world doesn't owe you an MTV cribs lifestyle" - me, a little over two years ago Can you imagine what would…

The New and Improved 10 Commandments of Networking

As with everything that we do, this has evolved over the years. Because we don't believe in revisionist history, you can always still find the original version over at http://www.ITintheD.com/68/the-ten-commandments-of-networking/ if…

Don’t Be That Guy: Pants On Fire Guy

Disney had a wonderful movie about this cute little puppet named Pinocchio who had one very big problem. Well, other than being a puppet and wanting to be a real boy, of course. No, his big problem was that whenever he told a lie, his…

Don’t Be That Guy – The MBA Candidate

"If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there." - Martin Blank, Grosse Pointe Blank. "I'm working on my MBA..." - a former coworker There are so many ways to cover this topic...so many possible titles.…

Thoughts On Basements and Networks

"Those who fail to plan...should plan to fail." - unattributed, many sources "I am never doing that again...and this time, I really mean it!" - me, the day after every St Patrick's day I've mentioned a few times in past entries, I…

The Lazy Job Seeker

By and large, I really enjoy our ITintheD.com events. I do. I take no small measure of pride in what we've managed to build not just since the group was founded, but particularly over the course of the last 12 months. We've gone from a…

Bad Resume Guy 2: Is It Me You’re Looking For?

"So this SEO guy walks into a bar, grill, pub, public house, night club, Irish bar, bartender, drinks, beer, wine, liquor, shots, booze..." You read Bad Resume Guy and took the advice in it. You've got multiple versions of your resume…

You Can’t Always Get…What You Want…

You can't always get what you want, no! You can't always get what you want (tell ya baby) You can't always get what you want (no) But if you try sometimes you just might find You get what you need - The Rolling Stones I want to…

The Recruiter Strikes Back

I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking "My god Dave...don't you have a life?  A job?  Do you literally do nothing but sit around and write blog entries all day every day?" Job?  Yes.  Life?  Depends on who you ask.  But this one…

Don’t Be That Guy: Overblown Sense of Entitlement Guy

“If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there.” - Martin Blank "The world has moved on." - Stephen King, The Dark Tower series "Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to." -…

Don’t Be That Guy: The Unprepared Graduate

I'll spare you my horrific karaoke rendition of "the children are our future". You're welcome. One of the things that I did recently was a return engagement with a class over at Lawrence Tech.  It's something that I've done a few…

How Not To Suck at LinkedIn: 2014 Edition

Bob gets an assist on writing this one.  What started as an update to an earlier entry I wrote in 2012 became one of the presentations that we've done for several groups now, from MEDC's Shifting Gears classes to an SMCD EDU event among…