Let’s take a slight diversion for the holiday season and do a mashup of career and hobby! I’m joined by Thomas Henson (@henson_tm), and we’re talking about making the jump from being a tech writer to a fiction writer. And, if you’re looking at becoming a tech writer, there’s some useful bonus advice there, too!
Josh (@joshduffney) and I are joined by Taylor Journey, who wonders what technology should be next on his “focus list” to help move his career forward. Don’t forget, YOU control the contents of this show! Visit DonJones.com/podcast to suggest new topics for us to cover.
Christopher and I speak with @MrThomasRayner about career switches. Not a wholesale switch to lumber or something, but rather a tweak: maybe becoming a software dev, or something like that. We discuss the things you’ve got to keep in mind, and the important fact that absolutely no tech careers are immune to “constant change and reskilling” these days. Submit YOUR topic ideas at https://donjones.com/podcast; this November we’ll be switching the show format slightly to make it easier for YOUR topics to make it on the show.
I’m joined by Michael Bender (@MichaelBender) as we take a question from the audience: Is it better to be an IT generalist or a specialist? What if you’ve started specializing to your specific job? If you want to be more general, how do you do it? Don’t forget to submit your own topics so we can keep the show going: DonJones.com/podcast.
This episode, I’m joined by Doug Finke (@dfinke) to discuss book publishing options. We get pretty deep into the finances, the logistics, and the pros and cons of going it on your own or working with a traditional publisher. Don’t forget to suggest your topic for a future episode at DonJones.com/podcast.