Another Newbie Here

I just discovered this great resource through random clicking, and I'm saddened I didn't find it sooner. I'm a manager in the tech industry with 17 years of experience, and deal with many of the same issues discussed about here.

BTW, I blog hiring and interviewing at randommanager.blogspot.com. I may steal some ideas from this site to blog about myself.

Another Newbie Here

Welcome - glad you joined the fray.

Hope you'll plug M-T in your blog (seems only fair..).

And if you're a Premium member or have ordered the Interview Series, you might be surprised what Mike and Mark have to say about negotiating a hiring offer. I mention this because while I agree with the overall premise of your "After the Interview" post, there are a couple of smaller points you make that I'm not so sure about.

I've been an M-T member for a couple of years, and I've been really impressed by the consistency in the quality of the material. I've never been a "premium" member anywhere else on the web, but after using M/M's stuff for a couple of years, I felt like I owed them.

-Hugh

Another Newbie Here

Welcome to MT!

I hope you find it as helpful as we all have.

Another Newbie Here

Welcome to MT.

Another Newbie Here

Welcome to Manager Tools, RM. Have you been a manager for 17 years or your tech experience 17 years?

You're right, there is a LOT to learn here, even if you think you know it all.

Another Newbie Here

[quote="ctomasi"]Welcome to Manager Tools, RM. Have you been a manager for 17 years or your tech experience 17 years?
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That's 17 years total, 9 years in management. I like to think I'm not quite [i]that[/i] old!

Another Newbie Here

If it's any consolation, I got my first management job in the summer of 1980.

Here's to you, kid!

John

Another Newbie Here

...Summer of '81 for me. Six years of public service, followed by eight years of sales and sales management, followed by 12 years of marketing, management and business development. Yikes.

-Hugh

Another Newbie Here

Welcome RandomManager. Amazing what you find with random clicking huh?

Another Newbie Here

[quote="jhack"]If it's any consolation, I got my first management job in the summer of 1980.[/quote]

Uh oh. We're not going to start the "guess what I was doing in 1980" topic are we? :-)

Another Newbie Here

Please, no! I'm sure there are folks on the forums who were not yet born...

John

Another Newbie Here

He finds Manager Tools by random clicking... How come all I find is The Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker singing "Danny Boy"?

Another Newbie Here

I was born!

I was 4...

Don't knock finding the Swedish Chef and Beaker...you have any idea how many people searched for decades for those before YouTube?!

Another Newbie Here

I love this talk about years..... it reminds me of all the wonderful years I've had and all the wonderful years to come...

[quote="DaveTehre"]Uh oh. We're not going to start the "guess what I was doing in 1980" topic are we? :-)[/quote]

Heck why not??!!

I'm somewhere in the middle - I was 16... ;-)

Another Newbie Here

The 80's were cool! Women wore plastic jewelry. Men wore spandex pants and Capezio shoes. Music was REALLY, REALLY bad. It was a whole new world.

I graduated HS in 85. I drove a Bondo colored 74 Chevy Nova that was missing a fender and had it's head light held on with an old gym sock. You know the over-the-calf ones with the three purple stripes on the top. I was THE MAN!

LMAO, The 80's were funny...

Another Newbie Here

I graduated HS in 1980. "We are wild, and we're crazy, we're the class of 1980!!" (paraphrasing Steve Martin, of course) I'm a late bloomer, only been a manager for a year. :)