IMG_0056 Sharon Ciccheli ligthing talk at Code Camp 2013
Sharon Ciccheli, a developer at Headspring, gives a ligthing talk of how she created a career she loves. A few years ago, she said, she was burned out at her job, because she knew everything she needed to know to do it, and there wasn't an opportunity to grow. So she set out to find a challenging job she would love.
Most career advice, she says, is geared towards extroverts. It tells you how to do extroverted things so you could be rewarded by doing even more extroverted things, such as move into management. That's not so great if, like most programmers, you are an introvert and don't have much interest in management. Such a person has to cut out their own path.
I don't remember everything she said she did on her journey to find a job she would love, but I remember one thing. She talked with many people about their jobs, and noted the ones that were really excited about their work or their company. She followed up with them to find out more about what they were doing. And this eventually lead to her rewarding job at Headspring.