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Job Search – Actionable Items To Complete

Someone else tweeted a good article about actionable items to take care of during a job search. It’s always good to set small goals that you can actually achieve.

Even with how busy I’ve been on my job search, I’ve been doing most of these. This blog is one of them. I’ve been working on the infrastructure of the site for a couple weeks. Just this morning, I found a copy of ALL the posts I’ve lost from eons ago when I was posting more regularly. Watch for those to get uploaded this week as soon as I can tackle that small job! I want to back up everything first, then see about syncing the files. We’ll see what happens! I’m excited about getting that lost information back up here. There’s not a lot of massive posts with truly insightful information. However, it’s a lot of how I’ve been thinking over the years. That’s why I’m excited to get it back.

This blog will continue to be just short snippets of information that I find. It’s a place for me to collect my thoughts and post information that I want to find later. And to show what my general philosophies are about work and life in general.

Agile Coaching Paths

I’ve thought a lot about agile coaching the past few months. After achieving my CSP, the next step is really to become certified as a coach. I’ve always enjoyed teaching others new things, especially when I’m passionate about it. Agile is one of those things.

In my normal reading today on LinkedIn, I ran across an article from Eliassen about becoming an agile coach. It’s a good summary of what to do. The keys they cover are

  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Consulting

Coaching to me really covers all of the other three aspects. You can, and should, do each of the others without being a “coach”. If you’re doing each of the others together, maybe you are a coach.

I am interested in the other area of certification that they mention – the IC Agile Coaching tracks. I’ve only recently heard of these and need to investigate them further. More than likely, I can get several of their certifications, too, since I already have my CSP from Scrum Alliance.

Watch this space for more on each of the above topics in the coming weeks as I start to blog more to help document my progress in this area and help others understand what to do and, more importantly, how to do it.