Tips for new engineering managers

If you’re an engineer who’s been promoted to management, congratulations! You’re now responsible for a team of people, and it’s a big responsibility. If you’ve never been a manager before, you’re probably wondering what to expect and how to be successful in your new role. Here are some tips for first-time engineering managers: First, expect […]

12 Tips For Successfully Negotiating A Job Offer

Tips For Negotiating A Job Offer

Negotiating a job offer is an important step in achieving success in your career. This article will provide 12 tips for negotiating a job offer, from researching salary ranges to understanding the company’s needs. We’ll also discuss how to create the best possible outcome. Finally, we’ll provide three books that cover this topic in greater […]

What should you do during a layoff? A Practical Guide to Navigating a Layoff

Navigating a layoff, a practical guide

Editor’s Note: If you are looking for a job or your company is hiring, please visit our SVIC Jobs Board.   Navigating a layoff If you’ve opened LinkedIn, or read the news the last few weeks, you’ve inevitably seen friends, family and current/former colleagues being impacted by layoffs. Having spent the last 15 years in […]

Did Your Company Just Go Through A Reorganization? Here Are Tips On How to Thrive In It!

Did Your Company Just Go Through A Reorganization - Here Are Tips On How to Thrive In It

*This article was originally published on   Just follow the R.E.O.R.G method. It stands for React, Evaluate, Overinvest, Resist, and Grow.   You might love your job and your teammates. But don’t get too comfortable. A corporate reorganization could be right around the corner. In my 1,500-person organization within Google, I’ve been through two […]

How To Have A Successful Career

How To Have A Great Career

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every engineer in possession of a job must also be in want of tips to get ahead. Based on my experience in the tech industry, this article lays out what I wish I had known at the start of my career. By the end of this post/guide, you […]

How to Overcome Perfectionism at Work

Three Steps to Overcoming Perfectionism At Work

Perfectionism in the workplace Do you constantly feel like you don’t have enough time to get things done? Do you work on projects and sometimes feel like it is not “good enough”? Do you often edit, tweak, or rework things to the point where it’s difficult to declare a project “finished”? As a Productivity Coach […]

How to start a new job

How to start a new job Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be nerve-wracking. Here are 8 tips you should know before starting a new job to help make the transition as smooth as possible: Align with your manager Set up regular 1:1s. Take notes. Consistently check in with your manager […]

5 Tips to Make Time For Exercise

Exercise Is Non-Negotiable “I don’t have time to workout.” Too many people let this thought halt their fitness efforts before they even start. But the truth is, you do have the time…what you don’t have is a plan. You schedule everything else first and put everyone else before yourself, and by the time you get […]

Investing In Your Health Can Lead to Wealth

You already know that you “should” exercise, eat better, and learn to manage your stress. And yet, if you are like most people, you are more worried about your wealth than your health.  You work hard to support your family and plan for a worry-free retirement, but if you are not investing in your health, […]