Career

  • July 18, 2017 - Productivity Ideas for Busy Managers

  • April 26, 2016 - Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG)

  • December 31, 2015 - My Professional Reading List 2015

  • November 30, 2015 - Technology Responsibilities & Qualifications for Senior Student Affairs Officers

  • October 21, 2015 - Be Mindful About “Conventional” Career Advice

  • October 19, 2015 - Personal Recap of Western Regional Career in Student Affairs Day (WRCSAD) 2015

  • October 5, 2015 - Organizational Health

  • March 23, 2015 - Six Ways to Build Confidence In the Workplace

  • March 10, 2015 - What Defines Student Affairs Professionals?

  • March 5, 2015 - Don’t Forget the Big Picture

  • February 18, 2015 - What Do You Want For Your Staff?

  • February 12, 2015 - Nowhere I’d Rather Be Than in Student Affairs

  • January 28, 2015 - Changing Oneself Before Others

  • January 24, 2015 - The Significance of Possibility/Role Models

  • January 19, 2015 - Making the Best Out of Opportunities

  • August 26, 2014 - The Power of Empathy In Student Affairs – My Personal Experience

  • August 20, 2014 - UCSB STEP Program – Nourishment for My Soul

  • November 13, 2013 - Learning Student Affairs Through IT

  • November 6, 2013 - Student Employees in IT and Learning Outcomes

  • October 9, 2013 - Preparing for a Career Yet to Be Invented

  • August 29, 2014 - Lack of Asian American Mentors/Advocates in Student Affairs

  • July 8, 2014 - Learning to Let Go – A Career Lesson on Over-Committing

  • July 1, 2014 - Taking Some Time to Reflect and Dream

  • June 25, 2014 - Year in Review – Professional/Memorable Moments of 2013-2014

  • March 31, 2014 - Self-Reliance and Career Development

  • May 5, 2013 - Competency-Based Student Affairs Master’s Degree

  • March 3, 2013 - One Small Step At a Time – Career Advice

  • October 26, 2012 - Victims, Villains and Helpless – The Stories We Tell Ourselves

  • July 3, 2012 - Dean of Student Affairs Technology – A Proposed Role

  • May 10, 2012 - Future of Work, Policies, Technologies

  • April 11, 2012 - Public Speaking and Professional Development

  • February 27, 2012 - Listing Technology on Your Resume – An IT Manager’s Perspective

  • February 3, 2012 - Welcoming a New Colleague – Building Relationship

  • November 17, 2011 - How to Deal with Frustrations At Work – Some Advice

  • November 15, 2011 - Why Higher Ed IT Staff Should be on Social Media

  • November 6, 2011 - Personal Learning Network

  • October 4, 2011 - Change Your Lenses, Change Your Perspective

  • August 3, 2011 - A Reflection on My Career in Student Affairs

  • July 5, 2011 - Work Lessons From Pier Fishing

  • July 1, 2011 - Career Advice: You Think You’re not Ready? Take the Chance Anyways!

  • June 22, 2011 - Powered by Twitter: Social Media Experience of a Student Affairs Techie

  • January 7, 2011 - Why I expect my co-workers to answer my requests with “no”

  • December 11, 2010 - Getting Involved on Campus – a Techie Perspective

  • November 16, 2010 - Hiring for Aptitude and Attitude

  • November 2, 2010 - How well do you know your co-workers?

  • October 28, 2010 - Own Your Career – Advice From Personal Experience

  • October 26, 2010 - Book Review – The First 90 Days

  • October 24, 2010 - Interviewing Don’ts!

  • October 21, 2010 - Starting a blog – Why was it so hard?

  • One thought on “Career

    1. Rich Wilson

      If you do not know the answer, don’t make up one up, or say “I don’t know the answer, but let me just guess here…” Just say “I do not know.”

      I’d have to say that “I don’t let me know, but …” is perfectly ok if you’re going to talk out your thinking. Sometimes the answer isn’t so important as how you address the problem. Don’t just stall and make stuff up, but do talk through the problem and some of your assumptions about it. You may find the interviewers willing to give you some feedback that will help. Or you may find that you arrive at a different correct answer than the one the interviewer is expecting. Just like your math teacher always said “show your work!”

      Of course if it’s a straight up fact like “what are the seven layers of the OSI model”, better to say “I don’t know” than to take a wild guess that will certainly be wrong.

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