Posts Tagged University of Missouri

Perceptions About Where You Work




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I recently joined a new company and it’s been interesting watching people’s reactions when they learn where I now work.

Previously I’ve served in the Navy, worked for a children’s toy retailer, for an IT outsourcer and for a large company that made cell phones and software among other things. Now I work for Microsoft. (And to be clear this entire blog is my own personal effort and is not endorsed in any way or edited by Microsoft.)

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Party Pic! More Lessons I’ve Learned From Work




The all mechanical Nikon FM2 is still one of the most reliable cameras ever made.

The all mechanical Nikon FM2 is still one of the most reliable cameras ever made.

I used to get paid good money to go to parties. In fact I made it my business to never miss the biggest and best parties at the University of Missouri. Of course I wasn’t there solely to have fun, I was paid to be there as a Party Pic photographer.

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Promise and Pitfall of Resume Pruning




Being a substitute teacher required thinking on your feet.

Being a substitute teacher required thinking on your feet.

There comes a time in every professional career when you must prune your resume to tell a more coherent story to potential employers, but that could cause a potential employer to miss the fact that you have  certain skills and experiences which they are seeking. One of my strengths professionally is I have a variety of professional experiences to draw upon but that very strength can be a liability if an employer is looking for a standard career progression and isn’t used to seeing someone who has done a lot of different things professionally.

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