Posts Tagged ‘career growth’

For Some, Autonomy is the Secret to Being Happy at Work

“Success is not key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.” The quote by Albert Schweitzer rings true in so many ways for me. I believe that happiness is a feeling, a feel-good factor occurring when you are indulging, when you have accomplished […]

How Mentoring UX Professionals Has Helped My Career, Too

I have been mentoring budding user experience (UX) professionals for several years, and there’s one thing I always tell my mentees: “It’s never too early in your career to mentor someone. You have valuable expertise that someone else needs. Set aside your doubts and just go for it.” The advice has proven valuable for me as […]

How On-the-Job Training Benefited My Career and Client Project

Recently on a project, I came across an opportunity and needed to further my knowledge of a UI framework. I’m a technical consultant based in our Denver office, and I was working on the project full time. I needed to find a way to learn without spending too much time researching outside of work, or […]

Perficient Team Joins Leaders at #AdobeSummit Women in Tech Breakfast

Adobe Summit 2017 has been inspiring on many levels. As sponsors and exhibitors at the conference, our Adobe team has spent the week demonstrating how we help our customers build beautiful experiences and enable them to run their marketing efforts more effectively and efficiently. Our colleagues have also attended keynotes, educational sessions, and special events, where they’ve gained […]

Project Manager PMP Certification

How a Perficient Project Manager Found the Perfect Timing for PMP Certification

Karen Ouyang recently completed the required training to renew her PMP (project management professional) certification, and she’s thankful she made the investment at this point in her career. She first considered the PMP certification about eight years ago but decided to wait to further expand her on-the-job project management experience. “When I started to study for […]

How a Perficient Salesforce Rising Star is Growing Her Career, and Life

The interior of Devin Ingersoll’s San Francisco apartment says a lot about her personality. She loves to garden, but living in a big city doesn’t always make it so easy. So, she installed vertical gardens and flushed the walls with greenery. “My apartment is literally covered in plants,” she said. Devin’s love of growing things […]

A “Great Ride” Working in Perficient’s IBM Cloud and DevOps Practice

Nandakumar Kuthalaraja has an impressive resume. He’s come away with extensive knowledge and proven results working across Java and .NET software platforms in his half decade of professional experience. But his career-growth opportunities really started to take off when he became a Senior Technical Consultant in Perficient’s IBM Cloud and DevOps practice in 2015. “The […]

Perficient Co-Sponsors 36-Hour Hackathon at Carleton College

Perficient Co-Sponsors 36-Hour Hackathon at Carleton College

Imagine cramming a week’s worth of development into a day and a half. Perficient played a key role in doing exactly that at CarlHacks, a large-scale hackathon held on the floor of the fieldhouse at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. More than 100 undergraduate students participated in the 36-hour event, which encourages teams to build […]

Adopting an Agile-Scrum Mindset at Work and Home

Gayathri Narayanan, a Senior Technical Consultant at Perficient, has recently started to follow Agile-Scrum principles. As she’s realizing the effectiveness of the practice at work, she’s also taken notice of her more traditional approach to life at home. She wrote about the dichotomy for Scrum Alliance, a membership organization that encourages and supports the widespread adoption […]

4 New Salesforce Hires Say the Sky’s the Limit

They’ve been on the job less than a year, but these four recent hires in our Salesforce practice say they’ve grown quickly in their new roles at Perficient. Akbar Jumabhoy, Michael Morris, Chad Wade, and Vincent Barrow recently shared their experiences in transitioning from college graduates to associate business consultants, the valuable career skills they’ve […]

My 6-Month Strategy to Landing My First Job

Preparing for job interviews is like writing a paper. There’s a process necessary in order to get an A – and to impress a company. Before graduating from college in 2014, I approached my job hunt the same way I would approach writing a research paper. I set up a six-month plan to pace myself […]

4 Reasons to Send a Job Interview Thank You Card

Receiving a thank you card after a job interview is a rare thing these days. I would say about one in every 100 candidates I speak with will send one. When I do receive a handwritten note, it gets my attention. I don’t want to downplay the importance of a thank you email. That is […]

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