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Episode 58

Last updated Sep 4, 2022 Edit Source

# Episode 58

Welcome to episode 58 of the Nerd Journey Podcast [ @NerdJourney]! We’re John White ( @vJourneyman) and Nick Korte ( @NetworkNerd_), two Pre-Sales Technical 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 have part 1 of an interview with Kelly Schroeder about the path to management and some hard-won resume advice. 

Original Recording Date: 10-15-2019 

# Topics – Kelly Schroeder Interview 

# 03:09 - Kelly’s Background 

* Kelly started at a 2-year college with a very technical focus and later went to a 4-year college, landing on a degree in business. 

* Take some classes in business so you understand it and can communicate ideas well to other business leaders and professionals.  Many IT professionals do not understand business. 

# 14:14 - Paths to Management 


* Kelly’s original perception of people in management was tainted.  He viewed manager as a dirty word and people in management roles as sell outs. 

* Kelly discovered at a previous job how much he loved being a manager. 

# 26:15 - Burnout and The Path to Healing 


* At first he focused only on what interested him. 

# 34:00 – A Period of Unemployment 

# 43:58 – Questioning Yourself  

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