I came across this blog post on the Developer Art blog on preserving and sharing project knowledge.  I found both the articles and the comments insightful, offering several good suggestions for persisting and disseminating project knowledge.

This is a topic near and dear to my heart.  Anyone who has worked with me on a project knows I take endless notes, and I have been saved by them many times.  They can lead to information overload, but to me, it’s worth the risk.  You can’t go back in time and take notes at a meeting that already happened any more than you can reshoot your vacation pictures once you’re back home and notice that they all have your thumb in them.  I would rather record information and throw it away later if I don’t need it, than try to reconstruct an undocumented conversation after the fact.  The act of recording the information also helps me remember it.

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Time management for job hunters is tricky.  On the one hand, many career counselors will tell you that finding a job is now your full-time job you should be spending 40 hours a week on.  On the other hand, once you’ve exhausted the low-hanging fruit, you’ll be hard-pressed to find 8 hours of productive activities a day.  It goes without saying that trying to do nothing else all day would lead most people to deep depression and/or anxiety  Imagine spending 40 hours a week trying to find a date.  Finding a balance and prioritizing are the key.

Working on your job search is great, but not if you’re really doing busy work.  Focus on high-value activities when you’re working, focus on high-fun activities when you’re playing, and you’ll be much happier.  And above all else, be honest with yourself which one you’re doing 😉  It’s essential to plan relaxation time in the day, because depressed interviewees don’t become employees.
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