Career Advice From Dilbert

No, not Dilbert… Scott Adams, the man behind Dilbert Comics. His blog is the awesomest for good reasons, check it out.

But check this first…

If you want an average successful life, it doesn’t take much planning. Just stay out of trouble, go to school, and apply for jobs you might like.

But if you want something extraordinary, you have two paths… Read more

Along these lines, let me show you Angeli (the one who doesn’t look like me in the picture).

A good friend of mine from Philippines. She struck me as a really smart, personable girl, full of energy. Very much in a privileged position to have many choices…

She made a decision to be extraordinary a few days ago.

Long story short: She left a job she didn’t feel for to pursue her passions.

Angeli, I’m not entirely sure what you’re up to next. But I trust it will be excellent. And though unlikely, if you do end up a homeless madwoman talking to strangers on the bus, at least you’d have a cool story to tell.

All the best!

UPDATE:

Her letter about her personal struggle to leave a great job was published in a Filipino newspaper

Finally, I came to the conclusion that being a management trainee in that company was indeed a dream job, but it just was not mine. And I decided that I would eventually have to grow up and not let myself be bothered about what other people think or say.

… Read More

3 comments on “Career Advice From Dilbert

  1. kiez July 23, 2007 4:13 pm

    wow.. brave girl. i don’t think i’ll ever have the guts to quit my job to pursue my passions.

    but then again.. i don’t think i have any real ‘passions’. and i am unemployed. so.. can’t really say much at this point in time i suppose.

  2. ming July 31, 2007 4:34 am

    from my experience of contest, it doesn’t hurt to suck up in a subtle way…..

    think: a short story that could be used in a digi ad.

    just my 2 cents.

    all the best man!

  3. ming July 31, 2007 4:35 am

    oh bugger, i commented on the wrong post( the comment is for the digi thing:)

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