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Here is the Reader’s Question:
I think I did myself well careerwise by reading for a degree that bears no inclination to what I am trying to aspire to in life.
The programme entitled: Degree in Computing with Management Studies is embeded with C++, COBOL and Report Programme Generator (RPG) courses.
The final year I underwent a gruelling course in Artificial Intelligence that I haven’t started to utilise in anyway in my career path.
What I strongly desire is a competence in database management and its integration with records management and design.
Here is my Answer
I feel your pain because I have been in your shoes – in a similar situation.
I’m reasonably sure that my last transitiion is permanent … but that doesn’t mean much because I expect my IT Career Coaching skills to change so much that I would literally be re-inventing myself every year!
Think about it for a moment. The world around us is constantly changing and we have to remain flexible and adaptable or we become as dead as the DoDo!
Fact is … “career transitions are a part of life“!
What I’ve learnt that I would like to share with you is this: “march boldly in the direction of your dreams!“
Start by forgiving yourself thoroughly.
Forgiving yourself is really not as easy as it sounds … put some effort into giving yourself a break because you did the best that you could based on the information you had.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, make sure you take out some time to love on yourself before you do the next big thing.
Now, having done that, “follow your call wherever it leads without any hesitation“!
Since your heart is saying that you need to become a database professional, do exactly that!
“Jump into the water with both feet and don’t be afraid of getting your feet wet. “
What I mean is: “pursue your dreams fearlessly, follow your heart wherever it leads and don’t be afraid of making mistakes”.
You owe yourself the pursuit of “life, liberty and love”.
Let me know if I can do anything to help.
Kingsley Tagbo – Your IT Career Coach
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