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satellite opi9

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  1. I'm at the stage in life where I'm ALL about the concept of GRIT (thanks to people like Angela Duckworth and Meg Jay). I've been all over the place careewise and now, at 29, I'm committed to settling on my one niche and dedicating the required "10,000 hours" of deliberate practice. Here's my problem: I keep pinging back and forth between marketing (i.e., digital marketing analytics, search marketing, SEO, pay-per-click advertising, etc) and software engineering. I get that both fields are merging, to some extent, obvious from new company titles such as marketing technologist, Bayesian strategist, and growth hacker. Perhaps it's more of a personality glitch or INTPness, but I seem to split and think in terms of black and white. I know there's grey area, but I can't find it. On one end, majoring in computer science to learn software development (with no prior knowledge) just feels too little, too late... I won't be employable for at least 3-4 years. On the other end, sticking with marketing only just seems limiting and not challenging enough, with fear of not being employable in the future. Engineering is becoming marketing (i.e., "build a great a product and word of mouth will be only the marketing you need"). There's this slight fear of the marketing profession becoming obsolete. I have significantly more experience in digital marketing (Google certificates, demonstrable experience, etc) but something about software development is appealing, more of a personality match, and more secure. What is the middle ground? Is this an emotional and procrastination issue and I just need to suck it up and learn coding while working in marketing, seeing how most careers -- to certain extent -- are taking on multiple parallel disciplines and entrepreneurial characteristics anyway? I will mention I have an interest in statistics and analytics, too, which may prove to be my perfect middle ground niche (e.g., big data, marketing analytics, customer analytics, agile-data-driven-marketing, etc). Should I conduct informational interviews to get these answers? Cold-email LinkedIn members? What ways or tools can I use to get answers?
  2. but it doesnt say if the affects are permanent or not, if people can readjust without any cognitive differences :/

  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22724615 -- it appears so? I'm planning to climb an altitude of 6,000 meters (to admire the views) but hesitant from fear of losing IQ points. Anyone with experience or knowledge in this? Am I being overly paranoid?
  4. I really want to get a second bachelors in statistics. It would open doors to creative, more analytic job opportunities. I'm 28 with a BA in psychology and not happy in my current position in social work. It's repetitive and draining. To complete the B.S. in Stats it will take me two years (and, of course, a few thousand dollars). How does one make a decision to either take free education (Coursera, iTunesU, etc) route vs university diploma?
  5. Market research? Product marketing? Digital advertising? I really like marketing but I'm naive and directionless in terms of choosing my career. Mostly out of fear of entering a jobless and saturated job market. I did SEO and search marketing from 2009-2011 then realized how unethical and shaky the industry is and left. Finished my B.A. in Psychology that same year but absolute favorite class was Consumer Behavior. Then, for sake of job security, decided on career change to software development and went back to school for a B.S. in CS. Now realizing I have no interest in it and have already accumulated a good chunk of my 10,000 hours in business and marketing, anyway. So, INTJf members who are marketing professionals: any particular niches within marketing with better job prospects than others? And which fields are closely related to consumer behavior?
  6. i think that was very insightful

  7. Adult children of narcissistic and self-absorbed parents have identical issues of ACOA.
  8. Dear crush, I am sorry that I decided to not pursue you. I wish I could, but I cannot. It sucks. I love your eyes and the way you laugh. You're beautiful. I wish you well.
  9. Similar to The Defining Decade is So good they can't ignore you. Great read.
  10. Try oDesk or Elance. It's feedback- and contract-based. I've hired many web developers with no issues.
  11. I don't think companies are getting cheap and lazy. They're cutting costs to survive. And those managers previously responsible for mentoring and training recent college grads are now too busy focused on retraining and developing their own skill sets to remain marketable in the workforce.
  12. Here's a good list: http://noexcuselist.com/
  13. Join the military?
  14. Goldeneye 007, N64
  15. I'm in similar shoes. 28 with B.A. in psychology, beginning B.S. in comp-sci next spring, transitioning from marketing and online advertising (web analytics, search marketing, etc). I decided on the degree because of the instability and general lack of job security in those specific marketing specialties. I also discovered my temperament is better suited for engineering/programming. My career goal lies in the intersection of marketing, programming, and healthcare. I don't see myself as too old. You'll be fine, good luck.