Itemizing Your Career Goals21 Oct 2016
When I was searching for my last job, I found it useful to make a list of all the things I was looking for in a new career. As it turned out, there were actually two categories within these requirements. Upon making a list, I found that I both cared about the company I worked for and the job at hand.
I encourage everyone to make similar lists as a way to learn about your true career goals. You might be surprised that you want something different than you have. I will attempt to maintain these lists as my perspective changes, but here they are.
Work on new products with friends
Build tools for software engineers
- Work in an industry that strongly interests me:
- theme parks
Work at “a Python shop”
- Consult teams and companies on:
- Quality Assurance
- Agile Methodologies
- Get paid to work on open source software
Feel like at least half of the team cares more than I do
Flexible working hours and support for asynchronous work
Work on a team that hates bugs and insists on prioritizing bugs first
Have some free work time for side projects
Have a dedicated conference budget
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