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Careering: Verbing Careers

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

With people’s careers lasting longer than most companies’ lifespan.
Relying on a company for life seems more like an illusion than reality.

With most generation Y changing job more than 5 times in their twenties
and switching 5 careers (such as developer, project manager, accountant)

The word ‘career’ is as outdated as the newspaper’s ‘classifieds’


That’s why I like the term Careering, it makes it a verb & an action.
It something that you do, rather than something that you have.

So smart careering is to work to acquire new skill in-order to reach your next dream job.

You can take some careering actions:

  • Find a project to under take
  • Find opportunities to present your projects
  • Join & participate in a professional association (PMI, Toastmasters, AMA)
  • Volunteering
  • Become a hobbypreneur
  • Reading & commenting on blogs or any non-facebook social network
  • Start a blogs or a podcast
  • Go to conferences & meet people.
  • Switch jobs or roles in your department or company
  • Take on different responsibilities
  • Learn to delegate
  • Take classes & get a certificate
  • . . .

There so many ways to improving your skill & network that will broaden you & you careers

I’m not advocating to job hop, but to find & get opportunities … to create options for your future.


What careering steps are you going to take?
  Please don’t just watching TV or gaming, I tried that & it just doesn’t really help.

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Categories: Careering, Learning, Living

Switching Time with Soft Side of IT

February 8, 2010 Leave a comment

I have decided switch my focus & restart previous blog: Soft Side of IT.

As much as I love this topic, in general & google there are less interest in this topic than information technology. So I am going take a hiatus from this blog.

Also I have been working in IT all these years & I’m currently in a large implementation project. I want to document some lessons learned & usage of technologies.


This is a careering move as well, as I see this blog somehow go down in google ranking every week, my old blog remain in the first page. I just want to make sure people will be able to see my post, when anyone google me.

I still know in my heart that teaching and leading are intertwined & the importance of improving teaching skills. That’s why I know eventually I will come back to this blog.

Thank you all for reading & support,
Ian

Categories: Blog, Careering