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Fix Your Job Description Ft. VMWare

Clear writing is concise writing.

• In order to → To
• In spite of → Despite
• A number of → Some
• In the event that → If
• The majority of → Most
• Has the opportunity to → Can
• Despite the fact that → Although— Marketing Examples (@GoodMarketingHQ) June 1, 2020
I have looked at 1000s of applications in 3 years of job seeking. This isn't the worst one - That goes to one simply titled "DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES??? APPLY NOW!"

Here is a link to the listing. Originally on LinkedIn. Even if it's filled, it should stay up for a while. Just in case, here's the original text;
Staff Engineer - DevOps (open for remote) VMware
Why would you enjoy this new opportunity?

You have an analytical mind and a passion for the craft of software engineering, and you love solving problems and learning new things. Technologies come and go, but that excites you because of the endless possibilities it creates. You are looking for an opportunity to work …

Windows Server 2019 Essential Training by Scott M Burrell (Part 1) - Getting Started

The course is in 6 sections, so I'll separate them by parts. I do have Windows Server experience, and 2019 is new to me, though the general idea is the same.


The first relevant video opens with
"I was speaking recently with a network administrator for a global company. He told me that his IT infrastructure was out of date because his Windows Servers were a version or two behind the newest thing from Microsoft."
Just because you can upgrade doesn't mean you should! If your stuff works (well), it works. If new features help your business, or have the possibility for your business to 'grow' into them then sure, upgrade. But there's no need to keep up with the Jones or Gates.

Deloitte / InsideSherpa Tech Consulting Virtual Internship

Did you know?
Before Covid-19, employers were rather stingy on helping graduates, new or not so new, with internships, often having a very limited time frame that they cared about you.
Not so with Deloitte and InsideSherpa! Check it out here. Did I think I would be interested in Tech Consulting? Not before I did this. It seemed stuffy and hands-off.

I've enjoyed thinking about the best solutions to bring a business to the cloud, or online. See my post on LinkedIn. I didn't want to directly copy it, but it's how I feel!
  It's not all just 'Set up a Cloud account and have at it'. My Azure certification gave me a leg up on one of the projects; I was more minute than they expected at points.

It did show me that I can do remote work; Work is often already an invasion on someone's life and time. Being able to take my time and work when I wanted to without being burned out was a nice perk.

If you still have your school e-mail address, you can sign up with that. I haven…

Connecting IoT Devices to a Registration Server (Packet Tracer, Cisco)

In Packet Tracer, a demo software made by Cisco Systems. It certainly has changed a lot since 2016. It's almost an Olympic feat to even get started with it now, but it does look snazzy. This is for the new CCNA, that integrates, among other things, IoT and Automation, which I've worked on here before.

Instructions here.
I don't know if this is an aspect of "Let's make sure people are paying attention and not simply following blindly", or an oversight - The instructions indicate a Meraki Server, when a regular one is the working option here.
I have to enable the IoT service on this server. Also, we assign the server an IPv4 address from a DHCP pool instead of giving it a static one. For something that handles our IoT business, perhaps that's safer; Getting a new IPv4 address every week or so is a minimal step against an intruder, but it is a step.


There are no devices associated with this new server; In an earlier lab (not shown), I attached them to 'Home …

Learn From Home: Jira Essentials (ft. Hogwarts School)

Jira is a piece of project managing software that can be maintained on-prem on a server, or in the cloud (also, technically, on a server).

It's a busy piece of planning software for software development, with various modes (scrum and kanban) depending on your project.
You can learn the essentials remotely, with a 6-hour course - This is more of a brief, technical overview about using a Kanban board in Jira.

Introduction aside, let's get into the completely fake idea of "Installing Wi-Fi At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry", and see how these boards can help keep me on track.




That's not software!

Don't think too deeply about the logistics of magic and technology.


[Webinar] Live Resume Workshop for Cybersecurity Professionals by Katia Dean

Are you struggling to break into the Cybersecurity field? Your resume may be to blame.

Also the general mindset that Cybersecurity is an exclusive field that's gatekeep'd to hell and back.

So, Katia Dean, Voice of Cyberpros @ Katia's Cylife, gave us a great webinar about how to make a Cyber-esume that catches the eye.

It's 2020: People discriminate based on location. Do not put your home address anywhere.If your position is current, put your action verbs in the future. Spell out your acronyms! "CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)".A very interesting point was not needing to put the cities where you went to school at. Schooling doesn't quite matter, and everyone is realizing that (for better or worse).Title yourself for the position you want. There were a variety of resumes, from those making the jump from networking, to those shifting to another position, to the resumes of Doctors of Cybersecurity!

Also, a big shout out to Amy Scites for summarizing …

How to Cope With Anxiety

If any employer is reading this and immediately hit 'X' because they think 'anxiety is weakness', good riddance.