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Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Reno, Nevada
Biography:I created the song behind the Rick Roll
Interests:Rick Rollin', Gingers
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Registered on:5/1/2011
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re: 5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
I greatly appreciate your responses and feedback. [quote]There is plenty of knowledge on this board that you just have to ask the right questions to get the feedback you need. We come from a lot of different backgrounds so you should get a pretty diverse / triangulated perspective on career oppor...
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re: 5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
It's feasible but not logical. At some point, either an MBA or a masters in computer science might be nice to add to the resume. I think personally I would only want the MBA if I could get my company (current or future) to pay for it, or if there was a significant advantage it would bring me....
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re: 5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
What you have described for career growth sounds logical. I have allowed myself to lose sight of the big picture, essentially get comfortable with what I have. I could certainly continue working the same job I have now, and probably be happy with it still in 5 years. The catch is knowing that career...
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re: 5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
[quote]OP- I'd be interested to know what industry you work in. The generalizations made here are probably based on large firms that bring in a fresh batch of analysts every summer.[/quote] I am a software developer (technical consultant) at a consulting firm that specializes in logistics. Since ...
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re: 5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
[quote]Are there any more senior roles in your company that interest you? If so, I'd suggest trying to grab coffee or lunch with some those of those people so you can hear more about the position. Just be honest that you are trying to sort out the career path you'd like to hear their take on what th...
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re: 5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
[quote]So, if you are heading in the right direction for your career and your goals, by all means stay and continue being successful. But don't be afraid to keep and eye on the market and jump at a great opportunity (mine was dumped on me from a random email on LinkedIn).[/quote] Up to this point...
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re: Requirements From Software Developer To Software Architect - RickAstley
[quote]For example I've seen companies do it like this: Software Engineer/Developer -> Sr. Software Engineer/Dev -> Software Architect -> Sr. Software Architect [/quote] This is a progression that my company offers. I am curious though if it is just a matter of years of experience for most com...
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re: Requirements From Software Developer To Software Architect - RickAstley
Thanks for the reply. What kind of experience would you expect that separates an architect from a developer?...
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Requirements From Software Developer To Software Architect - RickAstley
What are some suggestions and requirements for a software developer to be elevated to a software architect role? For board members that have experienced this career change, what are some of the pros and cons of being an architect versus a developer?...
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re: 5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
I appreciate your feedback. [quote]I'd suggest you begin by asking what lifestyle you desire to live, financially, security, willingness to relocate to pursue your dream. Then, is my current job moving me in that direction...if so, be still, if not, course correction. [/quote] The answer is ye...
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5 Years Outlook For A Given Career - RickAstley
I will be embarking on my fifth year at my current company, and fifth year in my field in October. I have mostly been satisfied with my employer, although there was a stretch where I heavily considered chancing a switch. As of now, I am happy with my salary and benefits, but I am having trouble seei...
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Problem With Ordering Wife's Free Credit Report - RickAstley
I ordered one of my three free credit report's yesterday without any issue, but stumbled hard when ordering my wife's. She doesn't know the exact answer for some of her verification questions. As a result, she was unable to get a copy of one of her three free credit reports. A few questions: Is t...
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re: Tips for paying off debt? - RickAstley
Step 1 - Create a payment plan: Plan to pay off your credit card debt first as others have said. If you wish to pay the least amount of money overall go in this order: 1) Pay off credit card with highest interest rate, and proceed to next highest rate until debt is gone. 2) Pay off student loan w...
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re: Who do you bank with and why? - RickAstley
I do not think you will find anyone disagreeing with you over the value of personal relationships. However for some on here, their situation does not bode well for developing personal relationships with bankers. Speaking for myself, I have moved four times in the past two years and I have lived in t...
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re: Who do you bank with and why? - RickAstley
Regions for checking. Primarily because of proximity and no fees. PenFed for savings. I kept a $100 regular share account to maintain my gas card perks of 5% back on gas purchase and no annual fee. Since then it has become my only savings account because I did not want to manage multiple savings ...
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re: Chase Freedom or Discover IT card - RickAstley
I have both and I enjoy each greatly. The one perk that my Chase Freedom has over the Discover card is that it is a Visa. I have been to a number of restaurants and retail stores that do not accept Discover. Either way, I have had the Discover card for about 2 - 3 years and the chase freedom for a y...
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re: Should I pay off my student loans as quickly as possible? - RickAstley
My wife had loans with interest rates up to 7.6% at one point. We've paid off the highest interest rates except for one at 5.6% which we will eventually knock out. I am with some others in this thread, where my level of comfort sinks when the interest rates hover between 5% and 8%. Once the 5.6% is ...
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re: How frugal would you say you are? - RickAstley
When I was single I would rate myself an 8. I rarely spent any money, but I wasn't very reliant on coupons. Since being married, spending occurs a little more freely, but we use coupons with almost every trip to the grocery store or Walmart. We do more stocking of items as well (such as soap, toothp...
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re: How many credit cards do you have? - RickAstley
3 credit cards Discover it Chase Freedom PenFed gas cash back In the neighborhood of $10-$15k total credit limit. All used for cash back purposes and I've always paid them off each month....
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re: What is your main source for economic news? - RickAstley
Not to hijack your thread, I have to ask, what is the best way to approach reading the Wall Street Journal? I tried for 2 years to include it in my daily routine, but reading the journal can be a full time job in itself. //This is a first world problems post...
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