Traveling for your job: survival tips
Mark Cathcart, Senior Distinguished Engineer,
Executive Director, Software Group, De...
Where the hell is Matt?
Agenda
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Travelling for your job
How to handle personal
issues professionally
Thinking about and
preparing for m...
Travel, but not for too long. Don’t kid
yourself it’s glamorous.
TAKE CHARGE
Travel Programs
Expenses
•

Where there is travel
There are receipts
Receipts = lost money

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Corporate credit cards

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“Find the rainco...
How to handle personal issues professionally
Thinking about and preparing for
mid-career and long-term career
prospects
Build your career as a pyramid
• Not as a ladde...
The joys and expectations of
working in a large company
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How to handle person life issues (family leave, eldercare, illness, accidents, reoccurring illness) professionally
Thinking about and preparing for mid-career and long-term career prospects
The joys and expectations of working in a large company

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Texas A&M University Class 481, Travel, Career Development

  1. 1. Traveling for your job: survival tips Mark Cathcart, Senior Distinguished Engineer, Executive Director, Software Group, Dell Inc. Fellow of the British Computer Society, CITP February, 2013 (CC) Some rights reserved by Vanessa (EY) on flickr.com
  2. 2. Where the hell is Matt?
  3. 3. Agenda • • • • Travelling for your job How to handle personal issues professionally Thinking about and preparing for mid-career and long-term career prospects The joys and expectations of working in a large company MAKE SURE CHANGE IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS FOR YOU, NOT TO YOU!
  4. 4. Travel, but not for too long. Don’t kid yourself it’s glamorous.
  5. 5. TAKE CHARGE
  6. 6. Travel Programs
  7. 7. Expenses • Where there is travel There are receipts Receipts = lost money • Corporate credit cards • “Find the raincoat” DON’T GIVE THEM A REASON TO FIRE YOU!
  8. 8. How to handle personal issues professionally
  9. 9. Thinking about and preparing for mid-career and long-term career prospects Build your career as a pyramid • Not as a ladder You need to have a base of experience • It’s a much more stable structure Taking lateral moves • It involves getting out of your comfort zone Carol Bartz, President, CEO Yahoo! Inc.
  10. 10. The joys and expectations of working in a large company

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