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Rick and I connected over a subreddit we both tend to hang out in – /r/ITCareerQuestions. As the owner of the most popular 5 posts, he clearly has a lot of wisdom to share. We talk about leveraging networking from even seemingly trivial things like online games to build your network. Networking is a HUGE part of Rick’s success – and it came from a source that may seem unconventional. We then went on to talk the evolution of the data center and what we think will be important skills-wise in a few years.
04:00: How Rick sees getting ahead – Networking With Humans. Even EVE Online can get you jobs – Rick’s proof.
12:00: Interview skills discussions.
24:00: Not boxing yourself in.
27:00: Career progression and figuring out – the journey is the destination.
30:00: We talk Hyperconvergence.
35:00: Talking CBT training.
40:00: Rick’s money is where his mouth is – Gaming wise! Check this out:
42:00: The ‘pick a practice’ quiz that Rick wrote.
We had a great time chatting, and I hope to meet him in person sometime – maybe I’ll shoot up to Calgary to ski!
You can find Rick on LinkedIn.
You can check out Rick’s quiz Right Here.