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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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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.
Building his own business and creating his first few courses, which enabled him to start helping people to change their life.
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.
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If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?
What career objectives are you currently focusing on?
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