LISTEN: Contemplating a Career Switch? Here’s What to Consider

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.

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LISTEN: Which is Better, Being a Specialist or a Generalist? And How do you Point Your Career in One Direction or the Other?

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.

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Listen: This Time, I’m Being Asked the Career Questions

And now for something completely different: this time, I get interviewed. Michael Levan (@TheNJDevOpsGuy) joins me and @PSHDonsBoss to ask questions about the current state of my career, how I got there, and more. We tangent nicely into what leadership means, and why some tech folks aren’t sure they want to get into management. We touch on how to start making a role for yourself, and lots more. It’s a great discussion, and it includes some perspectives on my career that you don’t usually hear (and some candid facts you probably have never heard).

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