Tag: Career

  • Approaching January 1st, 2023

    Approaching January 1st, 2023

    With the 1st day of 2023 approaching, there is no need to wait until the new year to begin planning goals and efforts, let’s do it now… Challenge your mental and physical discipline. Ensure that your goal(s) are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound). Wylie Blanchard Let’s meet up in 2023. In the meantime […]

  • Discussion with Susanne Tedrick: Developing a Game Plan to Thrive as Technology Evolves

    Discussion with Susanne Tedrick: Developing a Game Plan to Thrive as Technology Evolves

    I recently met with Susanne Tedrick, Cloud Solution Specialist, to learn how women of color can jump-start, transition to or further evolve their career in technology, her new book Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators, and how tech professionals can stay relevant in today’s […]

  • Student Challenge 2018-2020

    Student Challenge 2018-2020

    The Student Challenge has ended. I’d like to thank every who participated in the MOOC and Online Course Student Challenge. As of today, the student challenge has officially ended. I appreciate all of you who participated and shared your accomplishments. Thanks to you I was able to try several new online educational platforms including Lynda.com, […]

  • My Quote in NSA-IL Speaker Academy Flyer – Spring 2017

    My Quote in NSA-IL Speaker Academy Flyer – Spring 2017

    Looks like I received a mention in the Spring 2017 NSA Illinois Speakers Academy. Back in 2013, I participated in a professional speaker training/workshop offered by the National Speakers Association – Illinois Chapter. I enjoyed the training so much that I returned in 2014, as an alumni, to ensure that the lessons taught by their […]

  • Interview with Ed Fisher – System Engineer: @GreatTechPros

    Interview with Ed Fisher – System Engineer: @GreatTechPros

    In this episode of Great Tech Pros Wylie Blanchard interviews Ed Fisher, System Engineer and CEO of Ed Fishers and Associates. Ed shares what he has learned over his 30+ year career as a technology professional. Originally posted at www.greattechpros.com. Excerpt from the Interview: Wylie Blanchard: What key certifications and/or degrees are prominent for networking and system engineering – I T […]

  • Interview with Dan Rey – Solution Architect of Microsoft: @GreatTechPros

    Interview with Dan Rey – Solution Architect of Microsoft: @GreatTechPros

    Dan Rey, Solution Architect of Microsoft, sat down with us to share what he has learned over his career as a technology professional. Originally posted at www.greattechpros.com. Excerpt from the Interview: Wylie Blanchard: What have you seen in your twenty plus years or what interesting has changed in the 20 plus years that you’ve been an I T professional? Dan […]

  • Nine Professional Speakers Complete NSA-IL Speakers Academy: @NSA-IL.org

    Nine Professional Speakers Complete NSA-IL Speakers Academy: @NSA-IL.org

    I received a mention in the National Speakers Association – Illinois Chapter April 2014 Press Release. Here’s a recap of the press release. Originally posted at nsa-il.org. Westmont, IL – Nine participants completed the NSA-IL Speakers Academy on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The six-session course, sponsored by National Speakers Association – Illinois, took place January 10 – […]

  • Measure the Effectiveness of your Business Website: @GreatTechPros

    Measure the Effectiveness of your Business Website: @GreatTechPros

    Measuring the effectiveness of your business website is a very important question for entrepreneurs who are working to bring in new business through the … www.greattechpros.com

  • Dear Recruiter, please stop sending me #SPAM … STOP IT!!!: @Google+

    Dear Recruiter, please stop sending me #SPAM … STOP IT!!!: @Google+

    +Amy Edwards  wrote a great article that stirred a lot of emotion in me. Too often have I received messages from recruiters on #LinkedIn , and other places, that feel generic, unrelated to anything that I do for a living and providing absolutely no info about the So-Called Opportunity that they’re offering. Let’s be clear about what happens […]