:: urbansheep (urbansheep) wrote,
:: urbansheep

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[ Q ] Five tips for a long and interesting career


As the guy you'd be seeing who does the interviewing, here are my five tips for a long and interesting career:

  1. Do whatever YOU like, but do it well.
  2. Only work for employers that you want to get up in the mornings for.
  3. Dedicate at least 10% of your "work" time to professional development, even if you have to pay for it. Go stale = out of job
  4. If you're not having fun, leave. Life is too short to put up with crap.
  5. Don't choose the boring staid job unless you want to retire. Be different. Work for Microsoft*.

If you're after buzzword compliance (j2ee, .NET, etc), read the other 500 posts. As you already know, they mean nothing in 5-10 years. My tips will last a lifetime.

* by this, I actually mean for *you* to pick the most interesting job you can find. A friend of mine interviewed for a job in Antarica, for instance. Think about it.

Andrew van der Stock


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