Be Ready for the Next Big Tech and Stick to Your Plan with Broadus Palmer

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Broadus Palmer

Broadus Palmer is a Google Cloud Training Architect and Cloud Career Coach. He is focused on helping individuals who are strongly committed to changing their lives by advancing or transitioning careers in the cloud industry.

He’s an in-demand coach, specializing in hands-on coaching with the industry’s hottest tools and skills along with motivation aimed at changing your mindset.

In this episode, Phil and Broadus Palmer discuss how to be ready for the next big thing, so your skills are always in demand. They talk about the importance of having a plan and sticking to it. As well as how to leverage what you are learning to help others, build a community and move your career forward.

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Resources

Level Up With Broadus – Check out Broadus Palmer’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Sometimes success loves speed. At times, you will need to fast track your learning to take advantage of new opportunities. To push yourself to be ready. If something new comes out and you think it is going to be hot, go for it. Learn all you can, when it takes off you will be ahead of the game and be in high demand. Phil and Broadus also talk about how to improve your ability to see the whole picture and problem solve using the tech you already know.
2) Stick to your plan. Too many people jump from one thing to another. If you do that, you cannot capitalize on what you are learning and move forward.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

When Broadus wanted to switch to an IT career he was advised to secure cloud certifications and was told that if he did that he would easily get a job. He secured the AWS solutions architect, developer, and sysops associate certificates. Only to realize at his first job interview that it was not enough. He could not answer most of their questions.  It was pretty embarrassing and deflating. But, this did not stop him. In the podcast, he explains what he did to fix the problem.

Career Highlight

Building his own business and creating his first few courses, which enabled him to start helping people to change their life.

The Future

The fact that there is always something new means it is always possible to change direction, which enables you to find your purpose. You can create whatever you want in the IT industry, there are no limits.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

The opportunity to change my life.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Learn it, Lab it, Cert it.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

Just getting certifications is not enough to get you an IT job. They are just the start; experience matters far more.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Create content and share what you are learning from the very start. It is critical to building your brand.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Building out his cloud coaching business and help at least a 1000 people take things to the next level.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

His ability to connect with people and being able to create content that helps others.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Broadus is a continual learner. It keeps things fresh and gives him new material to create courses about.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Broadus enjoys spending time with his family creating new memories and making sure they know they are important to him.

Contact The Guest

Contact Broadus Palmer through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevelUpWithBP

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/levelupwithbroadus

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