Learn To Be Useful and Gain Mastery In Your Area Of Expertise with Scott Turman

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Scott Turman

Scott Turman has developed software and cryptographic systems over the last 25 years for some pretty big organisations such as NASA, Disney, Hilton and the US Department of Defence. He is the founder of BrightRay Consulting which is a staffing and software solutions company that he formed 6 years ago. In this episode Scott talks to Phil about making sure we achieve the worth for which we have worked by being as useful as possible and developing skills. He also discusses why we must gain mastery over our area of expertise.


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2 Top Career Tips

1) Learn to be as useful as you can, and find an organization that will pay your fairly for the skills you can perform.
2) Pick an area of expertise that is useful and once you’ve done that, master it!

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Scott was interviewed by someone he looked up to, and failed during the last stages of the interview. If successful, he would have gone to work for Microsoft.

Career Highlight

Scott achieved a position at NASA – his dream job. NASA’s legacy runs deep in Scott’s family, so to win a position there was a lifelong ambition.

The Future

IT in the past was not an agile sector. Ideas remained so until backing and technological development could be resourced. Nowadays, people can bring ideas to life on their own.

The Reveal

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

Scott’s Atari 400 and other early computers. Scott’s father encouraged simulations and other technical pursuits.

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

No matter what they offer you, always ask for more.

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

To stay out of the fray and under the radar. There’s no better way to be fired first than to offer the least amount of value.

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

Scott would specialize in security, the one area that can never be truly fully automated.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Scott’s organisation is moving into proof-of-concept work.

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

Learning to negotiate, especially in terms of salary.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Scott consumes podcasts, books and learns bout new technologies whenever possible.

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

Scott loves to spend time with family.

Contact The Guest

Contact Scott Turman through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottturman

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottturman/

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