Communication Skills Are Essential and Life Goals Are A Marathon, Not A Sprint with Jessica Chan
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In this week’s show, Phil talks to Jessica Chan, a self-taught web developer who provides practical tips and tutorials for beginners in web development which she shares through blog posts and her YouTube channel, ‘Coder Coder’. Jessica talks about why communication skills are so important in an IT career. She also discusses the importance of patience when it comes to setting life goals.
2 Top Career Tips
Worst Career Moment
While working on a website redesign, Jessica mistakenly deleted a huge amount of work and was unable to retrieve it. While it was touch and go for a while, Jessica learned to keep backups!
Being able to quit her full time job as a developer and focus on content creation, teaching others how to engage with coding and fulfilling her ambitions to become more independent.
The growth of developer advocate roles, in which developers are asked to create content, is fascinating and is pushing the industry forward.
What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?
If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?
What career objectives are you currently focusing on?
What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?
What do you do to keep your own career energized?
What do you do in your spare time away from technology?