Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Advice for newbies

Here's a list of things I talk to new IT folks about; they are things I didn't always get right over time, or things that new folks drove me nuts doing:

1)      Accurate is more important than fast

2)      Fast is good as long as it doesn’t violate rule #1

3)      Late is occasionally going to happen; late without warning management should not happen

4)      Try new things. Life is a learning experience.

5)      Ask for help if you’re not sure you’re going to get something right. See #1

6)      Show initiative. You are also being hired for your brain. Use it.
7)    You don’t have the whole picture.  If you need more of the picture in order to make smart decisions, ask for it.