Career Managing Yourself → Career

Job vs Career : A job is something you do simply to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities. A job has minimal impact on your future work life, while a career provides experience and learning to fuel your future.

When choosing new job, consider 1) Position 2) Environment 3) Work-life balance 4) People culture, ethnicity 5) Direct manager's competence

Every career should provide you one of yearly knowledge growth, depth or bredth of experience growth, work-life balance whichever aligns with your personal goal.

Choose a profession that energizes you and make you more passionate rather than something that drains you every morning you wake up.

Make a detailed record of job histories, last-drawn salaries, joined date, last service dates as they will be required at some point in life.

No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined 5% by your academic degrees, 15% by your professional experiences, and 80% by your communication skills.

There are always things that you don't like doing at work even if you select career based on your interest. However, those things must be something beneficial to team or company.

You can do technical stuff as long as you wish but you need to evolve into other lines such as new different technical area and managerial stuffs because in each technical area, you'll never end up exploring.

Learn from everyone's good altitude, quality, habits, skills at work including managers, and co-workers you meet throughout your career

Watch out for Big NOs in interviews -

There are always something you don't like about job. Find out if you can tune them or drive them to the ways that allow you to learn new things which are beneficial to you in long terms.

Always be in good terms with your current manager as their feedbacks will be solicited by your future employees. At the the end of the day, what matters most to next employers is how you deal with your current employer.