Careers

Be Active in your Career

I once had someone tell me that I am the only one who owns my career. No one else is under any obligation to help me grow, to help me learn more, to do what it takes to get to the next step. Those are words that are so true. …

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Hire for Talent over Experience

Seilevel has fairly selective hiring practices (we hire less than 2% of the people who submit resumes and apply with us).   I estimate that I’ve been involved in the hiring decisions of over 50 people, most of whom I interviewed directly.  Without giving too much away, every candidate who interviews …

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When Your Job Becomes Your Life

I wanted to  share some interesting thoughts about my job as I approach my one year anniversary here at Seilevel. At first glance, the title might allude to a worker who is frustrated, but I assure you that is not the case. In fact, it is the exact opposite. If …

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Digitization and Our Future

Digitization has been a huge buzz word this year. I’ve heard some people equate it to another Industrial Revolution: the Digital Industrial Revolution. What is digitization? What does that mean? What is the Internet of Things or the Internet of Everything? How will I be impacted? These are all great …

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Product Camp LA 2016 – July 16th @ Hulu

Product Camp LA will be held at the Hulu offices in Santa Monica on Saturday, July 16th from 8am to 5pm. Food will be provided! More details can be found on the PMA.LA website as they are released, here.   The keynote this year is Marty Cagan, whose bio can …

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A Tale of Two Consultings

Before I joined Seilevel and became a Requirements/Software Development Consultant, I worked as an Engineering Consultant for an oil field services company that specialized in heavy lift systems.  Of course there are a lot of similar functions as expected, but I have noticed some differences.  The main difference that I want …

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Agile Methodology in Life

As a recent grad, I have dealt with many new challenges and experiences. I’ve been put through my paces more than a few times. I’ve spent whole Saturdays in bed from exhaustion. My life has fallen into a patterned routine of going to work, coming home to take care of …

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