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The Darkest Days Are When It's Easiest to Shine

From time to time we all feel we’re in a situation that is doomed to failure. At moments like these the feelings of negativity and gloom can be over-powering, but this could be your time to shine.
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Finding Your First Job in Australia - Observations From a Local

As I’ve talked to people, I’ve noticed a lot of similarities in their job search struggles, but I’ve also noticed the actions most people are taking aren’t helping them to find a role.
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Starting Out in Programming

I was recently asked by someone on LinkedIn how to move from a technical support role into a programming role and what skills should be learnt in this progress. This is my response.
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What Do I Mean by "Aspiring CTO"?

My LinkedIn tag line makes reference to me as an “aspiring CTO”. I recently got asked what this means to me.
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I Did a Thing

About 6 months ago I did a thing. I didn't realise the impact this thing would have. At the time I thought nothing of it. Looking back now I can see that this thing has impacted everything about me and my life.
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Talking to People 101 - Requested by Hara Chung

Many in the IT industry have been here before; you go to a Meetup and stand there looking awkward because you don’t know anyone.
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Instant Messenger Management - Stop Missing Important Messages

Do you forget to respond to your instant messages? Does your inaction frustrate others? Do you find yourself apologising for missing messages? Maybe this article will give you some ideas.
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Manifestations of Impostor Syndrome

Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but impostor syndrome is the feeling you’re not good enough despite the fact you are. In this article I disclose how impostor syndrome manifests in and impacts me.
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Life Begins at 40 - Now I Know What It Means

So you've heard the saying “life begins at 40”, but what does it really mean? Until recently I never really understood how life can begin at 40. Is there some sudden change? Is there a secret we get told on our 40th birthday? I'd tried asking people, but no one could really give me an answer as to what changes or why. In this article I'll explore my interpretation of this saying, and how it relates to me.
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Everything on My Desk Has a Purpose

This article was originally published on LinkedIn. I often interact with people who are new to the IT industry, and in some cases, new to the workforce. I've also been involved in a number of conversations that have led to me write an article about something as seemingly simple as a desk.
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