“Fail often so …

“Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”
-Tom Kelley

After seeing this quote on Pinterest, it made me think about the success to failure ratio. Is there a universal ratio or is it something that is so unique it cannot be predicted? Does one large failure count as two regular small failures? Does a success cancel out a failure? How does this work?

I believe that there are an infinite amount of successes and failures possible in a person’s life. Failing often in the beginning does not mean that you only have successes left in you. You may be more likely to succeed because of your past experiences, but thinking you can only succeed after a few failures will limit your potential.

In short, always work hard and take failures in stride. They can only provide valuable life experience. Assuming you have a finite number of failures means that you will not be as willing to work hard later on.

Work hard and you will succeed. It may take a while, but it will happen. Just believe!

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Think about you…

Think about your own mistake rather than blame on other’s faults.

This sage piece of advice was brought to my attention via fortune cookie. It is wise for anyone to follow in any walk of life or in any profession, but it seemed to especially apply to recruiting for me (I guess I have it on the brain). 

If you are a candidate that is looking for a position, chances are you left your last one by choice. Whether it was a positive or negative reason for leaving, when moving on to your next position, you have to remember that you cannot blame the others for what went wrong. They may not have helped the situation, but it is always important to take a step back and evaluate yourself also. See what you did right, and what you did wrong, and how you can improve upon it for your next position. This helps perfectly with the classic interview question, “What’s your greatest weakness?” Providing a trait and a concrete example of how it hindered you, and how you are now planning to overcome it, shows the potential employer that you are coach-able, willing to learn, and always willing to improve. 

Basically, fortune cookie advice, however generic it may seem, can be applied to most everything. And it should be. If you can’t trust advice from a cookie, whose can you trust?

Just some food for thought. (I was apologizing for that pun as I wrote it.)

Go confidently …

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Make this the week that you get that job you’ve been looking for. Here at Logix Guru, we have a variety of positions that we are needing to fill for our clients, necessitating all kinds of technical skill and prowess. We may have that job you’ve been looking for, and if we don’t now, we may later. Check this link: http://www.logixguru.com/jobs-2/ often to see if there are any new job openings that match your skill set. If so, email your resume to us at resume@logixguru.com

Stay in touch. We’ll have something for you. 

Go for it now. …

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

If you are a business analyst with at least three years of experience and want to work in Columbus, Ohio or Pittsburgh, PA you should go for this job! The full description is below. If this sounds like a good fit for you, email your resume to resume@logixguru.com with Business Analyst-Pittsburgh, PA in the subject line. You can also apply directly at http://www.logixguru.com/jobs-2/. Go for it now! 

Business Analyst

 

Job Description:   

  • Document and identify gaps in IT and business processes through process mapping to illustrate current and future state.

 

Education/ Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree. Specialization in Business, Finance, Engineering, Science or Math is desirable.
  • 3 to 6 years experience.
  • Experience in most facets of project lifecycle; proficient comprehension of project management methodologies; genuine commitment to project environment and discipline.
  • Experience in Information Technology preferred.

 

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to quickly learn organizational structure, business strategies and processes.
  • Knowledgeable on business process modeling, process mapping.
  • Capable of writing clear and well structured business requirements documents.
  • Contributes to the development of detailed level process maps to facilitate requirements gathering, gap analysis and for training use.
  • Ability to resolve minor conflicts/issues using different tactics for prior to escalation.
  • Work with team members to understand the needs of the project.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.

 

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and analyze business problems and defines the scope of activities required to address the issues, including requirement definition, process review, impact assessment and operational streamlining where appropriate. Is involved in all aspects of projects, including documentation of project needs, analysis/research of needs and possible solutions, identifying technology and business solutions, gathering, documenting and updating business requirements; reviewing workflow process mapping; developing business testing strategies and working with project members to execute the test plan, recommending preferred solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Manages project documentation (implementation plan, issues log, process maps, etc.) and documents process flows and gaps. Assess, research, analyze and document sponsor/stakeholder needs.
  • Supports the Project Manager in planning, executing, controlling and closing phases.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationship with business partners and internal/external team members.
  • Identify issues and escalates/manages resolution as required.
  • Coordinates and provides support to the business with the process implementation.

 

Additional Skills: 

We are looking for BA to come in an collect/drive requirements for policy / procedure changes (leveraging our requirement documents) finalize project charter & required material, assist with building / finalizing the workflows for policy management.

  • This position can sit in Columbus, OH; Cleveland,OH; or Pittsburgh, PA