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Episode 24

Last updated Sep 4, 2022 Edit Source

# Episode 24

Welcome to episode 24 of the Nerd Journey Podcast [ @NerdJourney]! We’re John White ( @vJourneyman) and Nick Korte ( @NetworkNerd_), two VMware Solution Engineers who are hoping to bring you the IT career advice that we wish we’d been given earlier in our careers. In today’s episode, we discuss John’s 3 Year Check-in at VMware, Part 2. 

Original Recording Date: 2019-2-2 

Topics – John’s 3 Year Check-in at VMware, Nick’s Questions 


# 1:55 Topics Begin 

# 2:54 What has Made John stay with the company? 

# 10:32 Is John where he thought he might be after 3 years at the company? 

# 21:45 Favorite memory from the time at VMware 

# 24:42 How does John stay relevant while working for a vendor? 

# 28:04 Does John missing being a customer? 

# 31:53 What’s the least glamorous part of working for a vendor? 

# 38:46 How has the amount of travel been since joining?  Do you have any travel tips? 

# 48:58 If this is your dream job, how do you determine what’s next? 

# 55:47 Would you consider a move from generalist to specialist? 

58:40 When did you start co-hosting the VMware Roundtable Communities Podcast

# 01:03:06 What’s a lesson learned the hard way? 

# 01:05:14 How has work-life balance been over the years? 

# 01:08:28 What would make you leave the company tomorrow? 

See also Episode 16 and Episode 17 for reasons not to pursue an opportunity.