My First Job: A Memory With A Watermark

Most of us have ghosts from the past. I have my own share of skeletons in the closet - memories I'd rather delete from my mind, than let them pop up at the most inopportune of times.One among them, is my first 'job' (if I can even call it a job that is). Thanks to … Continue reading My First Job: A Memory With A Watermark

So You Want to be a Happiness Engineer, Huh?

My colleague Sandy wrote this wonderful blog post on how to apply for the best job in the world. 🙂

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Sandy McFadden

Since joining Automattic (and to the annoyance of some people, I’m sure) I tend to go on about how much I enjoy my job and the company itself. I’ve often been asked what it takes and what you need to know to get the job. Especially since I called people to join me in my last post, I thought I would put together my thoughts and some resources which I can point people to or they can hopefully find through searching online as well.

I’m going to go a bit further and not only talk about what you need to do to get the job, but what I think you need to be successful in the Happiness Engineer role at Automattic. Please note that there are a lot of points here and you don’t have to be an expert in all of them to apply, but having a good understanding…

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Travel: Life-Changing Experience, or Overrated Indulgence?

Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. The first time I came across this quote from the renowned Moroccan Scholar - Ibn Batuta, my instantaneous response was negative. Not because I consider the words of one of the greatest traveling scholars that ever lived, to be sacrilege. My reaction to this quote, had more to … Continue reading Travel: Life-Changing Experience, or Overrated Indulgence?

Six Hacks To Stay Positive And To Make The World A Better Place

Quick question: How are you feeling now? As in, right now? At this very moment? If you found this post through Social Media, there is a fair chance that you may not be at your best mental/emotional state yourself, having read umpteen social media posts from people writing evocatively about their perfect lives through Instagram stories, Facebook posts, and what … Continue reading Six Hacks To Stay Positive And To Make The World A Better Place