Focus, Go Deep and Remember To Have Fun with Annie Liew

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Annie Liew

Annie Liew graduated from a Front-End bootcamp in summer 2019 and is currently the Front-End Engineering Lead at Pastel. She’s passionate about bringing the technical and visual aspects of digital products to life and cares deeply about the user experience, beautiful pixels and writing clean, accessible code. Her goal is to become exceptional at Front-End built on strong foundational UX concepts. She is also very active in the tech and design community. Annie talks about how effective focus can help you to dig deep into a problem set, as well as help to develop your skills. She also discusses the importance of retaining the fun in everything you do during your IT career.


Annie Liew

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2 Top Career Tips

1) Honing your ability to do deep work, and concentrating your focus can help you to achieve a deep focus in tasks and help to develop your skill set going forward.
2) Try to have fun and enjoy the process. Sometimes things can get tough, but remember that all struggles are temporary and all challenges provide lessons.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

While creating an app from scratch for her tech challenge during an interview process, Annie found that some of her skills were a little rusty, and was forced to retrain herself while also relocating her life and healing from a hand injury!

Career Highlight

Annie won out against impostor syndrome by working hard and showing resilience. The result was an offer from a very large tech leader.

The Future

Digital literacy is an incredibly powerful tool in today’s world. Being able to bring ideas to life in the tech space marks you out as someone who can make real, impactful change in the world.

The Reveal

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

The financial rewards which were very attractive.

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

Mentors are invaluable and can guide you when your career hits choppy waters.

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

Always follow your passion so that you never work a day in your life. Passion shouldn’t always be the driving force in your career path.

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

Annie would not change anything in her journey so far as all experiences brought her to where she is now. But she would spend less time on social media.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Getting better at JavaScript, as well as developing back end knowledge.

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

The ability to ask for, and take on board, constructive feedback without being offended.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Annie makes sure that she brings her creative side to her work.

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

Hiking, reading and travelling.

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