Links tagged with “careers”
All Things Linguistic - Part I - What is a Weird Internet Career?
Gretchen McCulloch on how she ended up with her weird portfolio career as an internet linguist. (via Kottke)
Anna Shipman : JFDI
As someone who can barely imagine having any job, I’m in awe of this rigorous approach to finding the right role.
Compound interest applied to learning
Yes, this makes sense. Plus I often think that people who get, or take, an opportunity early on that gives them time to explore their field end up exponentially further ahead than peers.
How to learn how to dance in a year
I’m fascinated by people switching careers and/or learning new skills. Because so many people think it’s too late, when it rarely is if you’re persistent.
Do you really want to be making this much money when you’re 50?
Conversely, on why programming is a good job to be doing, even when you’re 50+. (via @tomstuart)
Do You Really Want to be Doing This When You’re 50?
On what programming is really like. (Me? I’m not sure I do, not professionally, but I don’t know how to stop.)
Grain & Gram — The New Gentlemans Journal / The Exchange / A Conversation With Roy Slaper
An interview with a man who started hand-making jeans, with no experience, and now does it full time. (via @hiutdenim)
Amazon.co.uk: One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success: Books: Marci Alboher
Also sounds cringeworthy (like most self-help books) but possibly ideal. (via Oliver Burkeman in the Guardian)
Amazon.co.uk: What Do I Do When I Want to Do Everything?: A Revolutionary Programme for Doing Everything That You Love: Books: Barbara Sher
The idea of self-help books makes me cringe, but this does sound intriguing… (via Oliver Burkeman in the Guardian)
PsyBlog: Why Career Planning Is Time Wasted
The group who chose their sandwiches for the week in advance “are significantly less happy with their choices than the group who chose their sandwiches on the day.” (via Haddock)
ScienceDirect - Journal of Vocational Behavior : The role of chance events in career decision making
“Chance events were reported as influencing the career decisions of 69.1% of the sample.” (via Haddock)
A Coder in Courierland || kuro5hin.org
Report from a programmer who quit to become a bicycle courier.