CareerOps With Jill Jubinski and Peter Burkholder

Posted on Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
Oh no! You’ve been laid off. How can you bounce back? Jill Jubinski and Peter Burkholder help guide you through returning to the good fight of gainful employment.

Show Notes

Notes from 2016 DevOps Days DC session on DR for your career:

Severance agreement timelines: Employee Checklist: What to Do When Your Employer Offers You a Severance Agreement … Esp: “If your employer has not given you a reasonable amount of time, or rushes your decision, this is a red flag…If you are being rushed, ask for more time [in writing]”

How to bounce back: Let folks know - Mike Fiedler and Annie Hedgpeth had good examples on Twitter recently.

Use all your networks

Check Outs


  • Newly obsessed with this site (and not just because I’m being interviewed for it in a month or so) Its super interesting to read about how people do their day to day activities from all different industry/skill backgrounds





Further Listening

Want to dig deeper into some of the things we discussed today? Check out these past episodes:


Jill Jubinski

Jill Jubinski

Jill Jubinski is a recruiting veteran with over 6 years of recruiting experience in the community. She received her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with plans to change the way organizations treated their employees. When that didn’t work out she started recruiting ;-) Jill leans on her strength in relationship building as a jumping off point to help organizations build amazing teams and genuinely cares about the health and wellness of an organization’s culture. She is also known to chat incessantly about her dogs and give hugs like they are going out of style.


Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure!

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if “cloud” can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.