IBMer Stories

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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My Second Act: A Journey Towards Re-Building My Career

By Jill Burns (4 min read) As a Software Developer for Watson In Support, I work in a cognitive support team at IBM using Node.js in a cloud architecture. I started this role in July 2018 after a 12-week STEM re-entry apprenticeship and I consider this my Second Act. I was recently asked to lead […]

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Being Part of the Forefront of Security Solution: Life at IBM Security at Belfast

(8 min read) Claire, Emma, and Shay work in IBM Security based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We spoke with them to find out what it’s really like to work in IBM Security, and ask what advice they would give to others who are exploring a career in the same field.   Please tell us a […]

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How to Break into Offering Management and Grow Your Career

(12 min read) It hasn’t been long since IBM established the Offering Management discipline – a practice where Offering Managers develop into solution owners in the world of product management. But what is this really all about, and what type of work do Offering Managers do? We listened in on the conversation of Andrea Morgan-Vandome […]

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