I’m a big believer in landing jobs. Sure, it can be frustrating and stressful (if you’re not willing to do the work), but it’s the only way to land a job that you want. The reality is that most of us tend to procrastinate and put off our job search more than we should. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to land jobs.
In my travels, I run into so many people so discouraged when it comes to landing a job. They have this idea that the only way to land a job is to work hard, do the perfect job, and then apply and get a position. Yet here I was just yesterday, checking out landing job sites and seeing that most of them are basically just “go to college and then apply to jobs”.
The problem with that is that colleges and jobs are different. A college degree is a way to get an edge over other applicants based on the job you have. A job is a way to get a certain job based on the skills you have. There are many ways to land a job, and many ways to get a college degree. As an example, if you are looking for a summer internship at McDonald’s, you might get a job at McDonald’s as a cashier.
When you become a software developer then you’re essentially getting a new job. That’s a pretty good business to be able to make money on because you’ve got a lot of money. That’s what you want.
Thats a good way to make money in the long run, right, because you dont have to worry about living off the business after you retire. But I do see a lot of problems with this. I mean, you might want to go back to college. But then you cant go back and live off the business after you retire.
Well, the problem is you dont have a lot of money to live off of. And it wouldnt be a bad idea to go back to school. But you cant live off the business after you retire. But the problem is you dont have a lot of money to live off of.
My wife and I make about $24,000/year, so if I retire after 30 years, I’d have about $11,000 left. That’s less than half what we make now. But even if we did retire after 30 years, we’d still be making less now than what we do now. It’s because we work. My wife is an entry-level worker, and I’m a manager.
I’m not a tech-n-maker, but I do want to make sure I can learn new skills in this industry! If I have to do this, I wouldnt be able to afford a lot of these skills.
I am definitely not suggesting that you should retire when you have that much money to live off of, but if you love what you do, then you could probably make it work and not have to retire. But as a side note, if you love what you do and you have that much money to live off of, maybe you should reconsider.