Tag Archives: Career

Recruitment Agency Fail

I’ve just received an email from a recruitment consultant. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no idea what they’re looking for. The full body text is reproduced, verbatim, below: Dear Thomas New Vacancy – Job Title – Contract/Perm – Location Your details … Continue reading

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Meme Monday: What #SQLFamily means to me

It’s the first Monday of the Month, and Thomas “Rockstar DBA” LaRock (blog|twitter) has set us SQL Server DBAs a topic for today’s blog posts across the SQL Server community.  This time, he put out the call for posts about … Continue reading

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Un-SQL Friday #005 – Bad Interviews

By now you should know about #TSQL2sday / T-SQL Tuesday – the second Tuesday of each month when a topic is chosen for SQL Server bloggers to write about. This is something different – Jen “MidnightDBA” McCown (blog|twitter) has decreed … Continue reading

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Housekeeping, News, No SQL content

Nothing SQL-related to read here, so if that’s what you’re after, forget it for this month! A couple of things have happened recently that haven’t necessarily warranted their own post, but, seeing as I’ve not done anything else blog-wise this … Continue reading

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SQL Server User Groups

I’m a bit swamped with reality, pressures of work etc, this week, so I’ll just take the time to say: Find your local SQL Server User Group and visit It’s not difficult.  Googling for “SQL Server User Group” will show … Continue reading

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SQLBits 8 is nigh!

Here we are, on the (almost) eve of SQLBits 8.  I’ve already booked the seminar I’m going to on the Thursday – I had to make that decision when booking my place.  So now it’s time to think about which … Continue reading

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So you want to be a contractor…

I have had several conversations recently with friends who are thinking of making the jump from the wonderful world of “permanent” work into the world of contracting.  So I’m writing this in order to crystallise a few thoughts on the … Continue reading

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