When I was at the Pluralsight Live conference in August they showed this video… it was so freaking inspiring! Take three minutes and watch this:
The “OrangeMethod,” Home Depot’s “in-house skill development program.” Wow.
I’ve heard that The Home Depot is a great place to have a career. This video showed the awesome story of Jennifer, who started out as a cashier, and had the opportunity to grow into a software engineer role.
Talk about a career change!
Many of the people I talk with through JibberJobber, The Job Search Program, and through my speaking opportunities are ready for a change. These changes can be big or small… but they are in a point in their life where they need to make decisions about their careers moving forward.
A question everyone should ask is “should I stay on this path I’ve been on? Why?”
You should also ask “What if…?”
What if you could learn to do something more rewarding?
What if you could make more of an impact in the world (even if you make less)?
What if you could, like Jennifer, make A LOT more money than what you have?
What if you could retool yourself, add new skills, and do something that only “smart” people could do?
What if, what if, what if…
Don’t get me wrong… I don’t think that any of my courses were on Jennifer’s radar. My soft skills courses don’t teach you how to be a developer… but there are around 6,000 other courses in Pluralsight that do. And I’m proud to be associated with an organization that is passionate about helping others find and develop skills that can improve their lives as well as the lives of those around them.
I’m not saying you have to be a software developer. I am only asking, inviting, you to think about “what if?”
Why not me?
Why not now?