If you have been working for a tech company for quite sometime now, you may already be starting to feel anxious. Pushing 30 puts a lot of pressure on you in terms of career success. Because when you reach that time of your life, people have more expectations on what you should have reached by now, how much you should already be making, or how long can you keep your job as the competition gets tougher with the younger generation taking over.
Relax and focus on what you can do to make your tech career better in your 30’s. No matter how tight the competition is, as long as you maintain the status of your career, you will not lose it. Remember that even if careers may feel like a competition – life isn’t.
So how do you excel in your tech career in your 30’s? Here are some quick insights.
Define Your Own Success
Someone’s definition of success may sometimes differ from yours. Just because someone has already figured out what to do in life does not mean that you should also have yours figured out as well. Each of us has his or her own calling. If you follow the calling of others, you will end up exhausted and feeling like a failure. Draft your own blueprint for success and follow through it.
Yes, tech ageism is real and you can make something out of it without compromising your personal life. There are countless ways where you can’t let your job take the most out of you. If you feel like you are not giving importance to your family, your health, or your anything that makes you happy, then it’s time to reconsider your choices. When you’re at work, make sure that you enjoy what you are doing and give it your best. However, when it’s time to take a break, indulge in it to the fullest and quit replying to those work emails.
Regularly Update Your Skillset
The first step in doing so is to do monthly checks on what type of skills companies are looking for through their job advertisements. After that, list the important things down. While you’re at it, don’t forget to list other requirements as well such as culture fit, communication skills, etc. Next, invest time or money in learning those skills. This way, you will keep up with the fast-paced growth of the tech industry. You may not desire to move up the corporate ladder, but continuously improving on what you already know would ensure your success in your career.
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