What I say to people who are looking for a job — Greg Kamradt


22 bookmarks. First posted by ramitsethi 10 weeks ago.


“Greg, I don’t know what I want to do”
Ok, no problem. Make a list of the top 30 specific activities you’re interested in, yes 30.

“Building things” isn’t an activity. “Building furniture” or “Building a web app” is an activity.

Rank them in order of most interesting to least interesting (prioritization).

One by one, spend a week on the top 6 items learning everything you can about the topic.

Google, “[this activity I like] for dummies” and learn for a week.

Hint: If you can’t get through the whole week, you probably didn’t like it that much.

After each week of an activity, rank it 1-10 on how much you still like it.

Take the top 3 you still like and then do those for 2 more weeks.

Goal: Find what gives you energy. Following your energy (not a specific task) is the key to finding what you’re stoked on.
23 days ago by remrks
“Greg, I don’t know what I want to do”
Ok, no problem. Make a list of the top 30 specific activities you’re interested in, yes 30.

“Building things” isn’t an activity. “Building furniture” or “Building a web app” is an activity.

Rank them in order of most interesting to least interesting (prioritization).

One by one, spend a week on the top 6 items learning everything you can about the topic.

Google, “[this activity I like] for dummies” and learn for a week.

Hint: If you can’t get through the whole week, you probably didn’t like it that much.

After each week of an activity, rank it 1-10 on how much you still like it.

Take the top 3 you still like and then do those for 2 more weeks.

Goal: Find what gives you energy. Following your energy (not a specific task) is the key to finding what you’re stoked on.
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9 weeks ago by abemaingi
“Greg, I don’t know what I want to do”
Ok, no problem. Make a list of the top 30 specific activities you’re interested in, yes 30.

“Building things” isn’t an activity. “Building furniture” or “Building a web app” is an activity.

Rank them in order of most interesting to least interesting (prioritization).

One by one, spend a week on the top 6 items learning everything you can about the topic.

Google, “[this activity I like] for dummies” and learn for a week.

Hint: If you can’t get through the whole week, you probably didn’t like it that much.

After each week of an activity, rank it 1-10 on how much you still like it.

Take the top 3 you still like and then do those for 2 more weeks.

Goal: Find what gives you energy. Following your energy (not a specific task) is the key to finding what you’re stoked on.
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9 weeks ago by nathanwentworth
I took a turn in my career, not a complete 180°, but around 60°. I started off in corporate finance doing analytics on budgets, and now I’m in the world of data…
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10 weeks ago by thecosas
“Greg, I don’t know what I want to do”
Ok, no problem. Make a list of the top 30 specific activities you’re interested in, yes 30.

“Building things” isn’t an activity. “Building furniture” or “Building a web app” is an activity.

Rank them in order of most interesting to least interesting (prioritization).

One by one, spend a week on the top 6 items learning everything you can about the topic.

Google, “[this activity I like] for dummies” and learn for a week.

Hint: If you can’t get through the whole week, you probably didn’t like it that much.

After each week of an activity, rank it 1-10 on how much you still like it.

Take the top 3 you still like and then do those for 2 more weeks.

Goal: Find what gives you energy. Following your energy (not a specific task) is the key to finding what you’re stoked on.
career  via:ramitsethi 
10 weeks ago by eaconley
How to figure out what you want to do with your life to make money and support yourself.
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10 weeks ago by koozie
After I got my new role, I did a video explaining my process on how to get a job. Today, a lot of people have questions about their journey as they try and navigate a new career for themselves. Most questions follow the same format. Here are my responses to the most common:
career  jobs  help  search 
10 weeks ago by danesparza
“Greg, I don’t know what I want to do”
Ok, no problem. Make a list of the top 30 specific activities you’re interested in, yes 30.

“Building things” isn’t an activity. “Building furniture” or “Building a web app” is an activity.

Rank them in order of most interesting to least interesting (prioritization).

One by one, spend a week on the top 6 items learning everything you can about the topic.

Google, “[this activity I like] for dummies” and learn for a week.

Hint: If you can’t get through the whole week, you probably didn’t like it that much.

After each week of an activity, rank it 1-10 on how much you still like it.

Take the top 3 you still like and then do those for 2 more weeks.

Goal: Find what gives you energy. Following your energy (not a specific task) is the key to finding what you’re stoked on.
career 
10 weeks ago by ramitsethi