Crisis of Confidence

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:00:00 GMT

Confidence is a huge asset in any career path. The question is, how do you get it? This month’s Upstart column looks at strategies for building confidence and establishing a healthier outlook.

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Managing the Manager: 15 Tips for Working Better

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMT

There are two types of managers in the world: micromanagers and hands-off managers. Here's ways to work best with both.

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Creativity Under Fire

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Pressing deadlines and spiraling project requirements make it easy to feel overwhelmed. Upstart columnist Krishnan Rangachari offers tips that can help you stay calm, productive and creative, even under fire.

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The Engineer’s Path: Two Decisions That Define a Career

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT

To manage or not to manage--that is the question facing many engineers. But Krishnan Rangachari says the true, fundamental question for engineers is one of courage.

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3 Demands: Mastering the Job Hunt

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Skills, experience, achievement. Prove to employers your worth in these three areas, and you'll stand out from the crowd.

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The First Quarter

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT

You get one chance to make a first impression, and one chance to make a good start at a new job. Here's six ways to ensure you hit the ground running.

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Stop Stalling: 8 Steps to Better Productivity

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMT

The costs of procrastination can pile up, creating stress, frustration and a parade of broken deadlines, Break the cycle with these simple tricks.

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Acing Interviews: Displaying Technical Skill Is Only Half the Battle

Mon, 01 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Technical skill alone isn't enough to get an offer from an interview. Krishnan Rangachari describes five major skills you need to project excellent behavioral performance and to improve you pay and position.

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A Plan for Promotion

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT

The key to getting a job promotion isn't asking for one, it's investing the time and effort into showing that you deserve one. Krishnan Rangachari shows how.

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Dodging Disaster: Networking Gaffes to Avoid

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT

A networking event or hiring mixer is a great opportunity to advance your career. Unfortunately, too many developers blow it.

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Age Before Beauty: Success and the Older Developer

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT

'Don't trust anyone over 30.' The counter-culture catchphrase of the 1960s could easily be the mantra for hiring managers in the tech industry. Here's how to fight it.

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You're Hired: 11 Things to Consider with Side Projects

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Side projects are a great way to fill out your resume and make yourself more attractor to recruiters. That is, as long as you do it right.

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Big or Small

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Krishnan Rangachari and the Upstart column return to MSDN Magazine, providing career advice for developers.

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Ordinary People

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 GMT

The things that make us exceptional can often be the same things that make us so ordinary, writes Krishnan Rangachari. Learn how reshuffling your priorities might kindle a career renaissance.

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The Gift of Anger

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT

It's time to embrace your inner idiot, says Krishnan Rangachari. Rather than gnash your teeth at dim-witted colleagues, he says its time to realize that everyone has a thick side.

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Loyalty Test

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT

It's easy to confuse gratitude with loyalty, says Krishnan Rangachari, who urges developers to consider why they are staying with an organization. As it turns out, the best thing you can do for your company might be to leave it.

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A Winning Plan

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Even the longest journey starts with a single step. Krishnan Rangachari explores how he managed the challenge of taking on large projects and adopted a winning attitude.

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The Long Game

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Over-long hours and frequent career changes can be a sign that you are taking a short-sighted approach to career success. Krishnan Rangachari explains how he learned to play the long game.

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The Yoga of Rookie Success

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Sometimes, the best way to get ahead is to stop focusing so hard on getting ahead. Krishnan Rangachari explains how letting go can help motivated professionals achieve their goals.

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