Never Underestimate Yourself and Be Thoughtful About Your Career Path with Don Jones
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Don Jones has worked in the IT industry since the 1990s, and in that time has been everything from a software developer to a network engineer. He’s written dozens of IT books, and now focuses on helping technologists become the owners of their careers. Don discusses why you should never underestimate your value. He also talks about why we must be thoughtful about our careers, and guide them selfishly in order to create our own unique path in the world.
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Don projected his negative perspective onto an employer with which he was having difficulty. He left but found a worse experience. But it taught him not to run away from things, rather run towards better opportunities.
Don has now found his ideal career position – a company that encourages growth and development at every turn.
Don is eternally excited by the sheer explosion of growth directions – the unlimited potential of fields within IT and how they can change the world at such pace.
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