October 28, 2019

What Job Hopping Means To Hiring Managers

Job hopping is extremely common in the IT industry due to the vast number of available job offers. Skilled engineers could step up within a company or get a decent raise every 1.5 – 2 years. While job-hopping presents various perks in terms of salary growth, it causes some major drawbacks when looking for a

October 14, 2019

When Will Web Designers and Web Developers Become Obsolete?

For dozens of centuries, human evolution has led to jobs replaced due to innovation. Chasseurs, musketeers, blacksmiths, haywards, Papias are not in demand in the 21st century. Job requirements evolve since certain jobs become automated or science introduces the need for new occupations. Will web designers become obsolete? Will web developers become obsolete? Here’s my

May 31, 2019

What Does A Digital Consultant Do?

When I mention that “I’m the CEO of DevriX and I’m a Digital Consultant”, I often get asked, “What does a Digital Consultant do”? In a nutshell, Digital Consulting is an activity that connects business strategy to implementation across different digital fields (think web design and development, marketing, PR, server scaling, branding). How are digital

May 24, 2019

What It Takes To Land A Remote Job

I was asked to spend more time discussing remote working and distributed companies. This is a sensitive subject since I do understand most companies which deny the benefits of remote working. The entire organization has to be set up for remote. Management should understand and have the instruments in place to manage remote staff. People

May 17, 2019

Sharing A Known Problem With Your Boss

If you are a proactive team player, sharing problems and concerns should be a common practice. Sometimes, your manager or the CEO of the company is fully aware of the problem. The logical question is: Why do we have to deal with it? It may seem trivial, but recognizing a problem is different from finding

May 10, 2019

How To Pick The Right Candidate For The Job

Would you hire a slacker or a slow worker? Imagine someone who leaves early and slacks a lot but tackles emergencies once they come up. And then the obedient worker arriving at 8am who stays late in the evening but can’t help with #priority tickets, outages, or other forms of critical tasks. I know a

April 1, 2019

Why Don’t All Marketers Found Their Business?

Why do excellent internet marketers work for others? If you can sell anything through marketing, why not start a business of your own? There’s a common misconception that marketers are necessarily entrepreneurs, can build excellent products, and are willing to work crazy hours on areas that are unrelated to marketing. Some of the best marketers

March 25, 2019

Influencing Through Education Or Entertainment

Here’s why followers and engagement don’t necessarily translate to business opportunities. Personal branding online usually covers one of the following three areas: Real life celebrities Entertainers (tabloids, fun videos, memes, life tips and inspirational advice) Educators Most of my consulting calls revolve around lead generation and branding for B2B businesses. While I’m not a leadgen

March 24, 2019

Job Descriptions Are Fake – Here’s How to Apply For a Job

The hiring process is broken – and we know that. ❕72% of hiring managers believe they are giving candidates clear job descriptions ❕36% of candidates say that is what they experience ❕55% of candidates report frustration with the recruitment process ❕71% of employers have discovered misstatements in resumes ❕40% of them even found a required

March 17, 2019

What Is Wrong With Social “Networks”?

I still recall the forum days, IRC, ICQ/MSN, MySpace and a lot more. Social media is supposed to be about social networking and keeping in touch with people. Over the past couple of years, I don’t see that happening. Most interactions are monologues, people maintain accounts without really using them, touching base with folks is