Month: March 2012

Career Advice

Our internal blog recently asked employees for the best career advice they would offer to others.  Below is my response which I wanted to share. My hope is you will in turn offer your best advice.

Set a plan for what you are looking to do with your career. Many people don’t have a plan for where they are looking to go and their career path often demonstrates that. Have short, medium, and long term goals. Make sure and consider family choices/decisions as those need to be factored into career planning as well. Once you have your plan be ready for the opportunity when it comes because when someone answers the door you’ve been knocking on, be ready to articulate/show you have what it takes! Also, you have to knock on some doors many times for the opportunity to present itself. Don’t give up.

Don’t let anyone tell you can’t be successful at something. There are going to be times in your career when you may not succeed. When you don’t succeed some may stop believing in you, but never stop believing in yourself.

What is your career advice?

Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan

Google: “We announced our self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. Having safely completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, we wanted to share one of our favorite moments. Here’s Steve, who joined us for a special drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way. We organized this test as a technical experiment, but we think it’s also a promising look at what autonomous technology may one day deliver if rigorous technology and safety standards can be met.”

Fiona The Dog’s Amazing Story – Please Share

Description from YouTube: “I was asked by a few bloggers to combine the two Fiona videos into one video so it would be easier to share. I really hope many people would watch it, share it, and join us in this nonstop effort. Rescues like this one cost a lot of money, so please help us by making a small donation. Our website: http://www.hopeforpaws.org – Thanks!!!”

Thank You Honda

Dear Honda,

We don’t know each other but I love my car.  My 2007 Civic has been great to me and I suppose I’ve been pretty good to it too.  I’ve changed the breaks, oil, transmission fluid, steering fluid, a couple sets of tires, and that is about it.  Our car has given me 100,000 glorious miles together.  On our way down to San Diego last week we hit the milestone.  I’ve had a few cars before my Honda Civic but each of them was plagued with problems and were complete money pits.  I’ve gone through some rough financial times over the last few years so having a dependable car has been awesome. Here’s to the next 100,000 miles and learning from our mistakes.