Leaders who destroy are political and myopically focused on results. They use pressure, fear, and hierarchy to motivate.
Should You do Free Work to Get Hired?
Have you been asked to do a sample project as part of a hiring process? I’ve done it, not only once but **twice** as part of the same process. Here are those projects. You should be able to learn a thing or two from it Either learn the iOS programming techniques behind these two 40-hour projects or learn how to hunt for purple squirrels.
Why technical candidates are ignoring you
You are a technology recruiter but having difficulty in getting leads for talents? You might want to improve your approach. Here are what some of your lesser competitors are doing and how can you grow above them.
The 6 Stages of Resignation
Recently I decided to resign from my job. Why? Because I feel I want a better work life balance in my life. It appears, as long as I’m working in IT at Singapore, it’s a hard goal to reach. I want to be closer with my son, who is still in Jakarta with his grandparents.
Microsoft’s Reorganization and What Does It Means for You
Microsoft’s reorganization opens up unforeseen opportunities. What are they? Read on.
If You Want to be Awesome, Don’t Fall Into the Commodity Trap!
High-grade skills can only shine in correspondingly respectable places. The first step to get your skills respected is to avoid getting in to cut-rate commodity shops in the first place. Here’s how to do it.
Overtime Survival Tips
I am serving a company that prides itself on never sleeping. Here I want to share with you some professional attitudes I encountered during my long working hours.
Job Security by Levels of Abstractions or Indirections
Hate abstractions? Fed up with indirections? Tame your tempers, grasshopper. These idioms may well be the thing that provides you with a job and keeps you and your bosses employed.
Living Costs in Redmond, Washington
Are you considering to move to Washington State, USA and trying to get a feel of how much you need to live over there? Perhaps you have a job offer to migrate to Seattle or Redmond and want to know how much salary you should ask? Read this post for answers to your questions.
The Four-Hour Work Week Book: A Biased Review
Do you think you can work only four hours each week? Tim Ferris does and he describes how he got to that point. Here is my review after listening to the audiobook version of The 4-Hour Workweek book.
Sasmito on Career and Management
Good bloggers at times handpicks old notable posts and gather them under one theme. There is enough content on this blog for me to start doing that and here is my first “back in time” post. I’ve been doing office jobs in a number of large companies so far and have gathered some insights of…
An introduction to the Happy Fortune Matrix
Are you happy with your job? Or perhaps your hobby is sucking your financial health? Here is a framework that can help you to analyze your activities and make a decision on your career, hobby, and various other activities.
Why Appraisals are Bad
Appraisals – theoretically they’re there to help people improve. Practically they promote backstabbing due to the force-ranking process, especially when there isn’t many people to normalize from.
On corporate misspelling and embarrassing metadata
Another reminder to not enter any potentially embarrassing metadata in the software of your work computer. Also to spell check any document that you’re sending to external clients. Look at the screenshot below — notice the misspelling underlined in red and interesting hate note in the PDF metadata on the right. By the way, that…