Persistence is the key to finding any job. I love it when a candidate constantly follows up with me. It shows perseverance, and it shows that someone truly wants that job. This is what separates a good candidate from a great candidate. A great candidate knows that they need to take any edge they have to outdo the competition and little things like following up and writing thank you notes can make a world of difference.
I recently had the pleasure of hosting our Tech Exec Forum at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, KY. This first in a series of Tech Exec Forum’s provided an excellent setting for sharing cutting-edge industry news and tips, and it also gave us an opportunity to introduce our refreshed branding, the “new” V-Soft:
As an industry, Information Technology has helped other areas of the business become more reliable, efficient and targeted. Yet in many respects we have neglected to do this for the software development organization. Other parts of the business, such as marketing, have had the ability to measure the success and failure of their efforts for some time and it’s high time that we were able to do this for software development.
After several years, the IT industry is still buzzing with SOA (Service-Oriented Architectures). With the adoption of “The Cloud”, SOA is being positioned as the way to implement your applications into The Cloud. As with all technological fashions SOA promises to deliver better, faster, and cheaper IT support than was previously possible. All of the hype has resulted in a great deal of confusion around what SOA is, and what it isn’t. Is it a generation of middleware based on web services and the WS-* (Web service) family of standards? Is it a new generation of process modeling tools based on BPEL(Business Process Execution Language)? Is it something to do with enterprise architecture? Or is it another over hyped technology?