IBMer Stories

IBM India’s Inspirational Executive on How to Grow Your Career

(5 min read) The Inspirational Executive Series consists of interviews with our executive IBMers to demonstrate how you can successfully build an executive career in this increasingly demanding market. Juggling work, life, and family commitments is a daunting challenge, but this series reveals how, with careful time management, flexible leadership, and a willingness to embrace […]

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This is Why I Volunteer

By James Cleaver (2 min read) It’s 2:00am and I’m crouched over my computer screen, staring blankly. I know I have an error in my code somewhere—a forgotten comma, colon, or some other minor error, but unable to focus enough to solve it. In less than 18 hours there will be 100 teachers walking in […]

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Dynamism and Constant Learning: How IBM Keeps This Millennial Engaged

By Polina Tsolova (2 min read) Millennials are everywhere. We read articles on how to manage millennials, how to organize corporate parties for millennials, and how to make millennials listen to other generations. We watch movies about millennials and read research studies about them. So what makes millennials so different? Well, for sure there is […]

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5 Working Moms Share Inspiring Stories of Balancing Motherhood and Career

(10 min read) Making a choice between family and career is something that working moms around the world have to face every day. This becomes especially hard with children needing special care. Going back to work, staying at work, or continuing on an upward career trajectory becomes difficult to some mothers who need to balance […]

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Motivated by Learning and Leading: This is Why I Stay at IBM

By Melanie Dauber (4 min read)   When I joined IBM after college in 2016 I realized that the beginning of a new career was far from predictable. There was no longer a syllabus of what was scheduled to be taught – and it was up to me to structure each week’s curriculum, find my […]

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Kindness Brings Us Together – How I Accomplished the Boston Marathon with an IBMer Guide

By Erich Manser (5 min read)   “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” —Amelia Earhart. For me, the experience of running this year’s Boston Marathon was even more powerful than normal. This from a guy who survived the 2013 bombings, ran […]

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How to Nail the Corporate to Entrepreneurship Transition (and Vice-Versa)

(8 min read) Stephanie Trunzo isn’t one to play it safe. After attending graduate school at Carnegie Mellon, she started her career developing technology at IBM. But after 13 years with the company, she took the biggest risk of her career — and the risk she is most proud of. In 2011, she left a […]

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How I Found Myself at IBM

By Hisham Darwish (2 min read)  Being a son of a Diplomat, I lived in multiple countries across different continents and from a young age I’ve experienced the virtues of having a multicultural background. My journey started with my birth in Caracas (Venezuela), then moved to Cairo (Egypt), my country of citizenship, then lived for […]

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How IBM Creates a Culture of Learning

By Gordon Fuller (5 minutes read) Today, learning opportunities are exploding everywhere on the net and in the enterprise. Learning happens formally and informally. From employer-provided job enablement courses in a Learning Management System (LMS) inside a corporate firewall, to enthusiast videos on YouTube—the days of the monolithic, corporate LMS are forever gone. To revolutionize […]

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What on Earth is IBM? I Returned, Only to Discover a New Company

By Felix Ekwueme I recently returned to IBM after exactly three years away from my last role within the company as a product manager. Since leaving IBM, I have been involved in a number of very exciting and challenging projects, from turning an idea to a venture backed startup now valued at $10 million, to […]

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Eight Common Résumé-Writing Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Your Dream Job

Much has been written about writing a good résumé.  Unfortunately, anyone who has a résumé seems to fashion themselves an expert at résumé writing. In this article on our #RecruiterSeries, Steve Choquette will share common résumé mistakes he’s seen, along with tips to avoid them and get the job you want. Steve is one of […]

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