Words from the Wise 20: Bill Gates
This is a series of posts that uses a quotation by a famous person from history to make a point about career management. Take a moment to reflect and see whether you can start using this wisdom as you start managing your career.
Bill Gates said:
“Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.” Bill Gates
Proteus Career Management says:
“There won’t be a regular and convenient patter to your career and you probably won’t have a boss who is interested in your career development, so it might be a good idea to future proof your own career so that you are well prepared for the unexpected.”
The lesson? “Protect your future livelihood.”
Dr Mike Warren says:
Bill Gates is right: the implication for our careers is that working life isn’t a three-lane motorway leading to career fulfilment. Usually it is at best a bumpy by-way with lots of diversions. The wise dig their well before the next drought, so why not get ready for the bumpy road ahead before you hit the next pothole – future proof your career!
Our passion is helping you find your true career path
Centuries ago – according to Homer – Proteus guided Jason and his Argonauts towards their home as they tried to return from the Trojan Wars. The team at Proteus Consultancy is passionate about helping you find your true career path. Look at our sessions and programmes, or just get in touch to book your free career consultation.
You and Proteus – Protecting your Livelihood.