I was recently tagged by Tim Mitchell to give a response to Chris Shaw’s SQL Quiz Part 2 so here it goes. It looks like most people who have answered have pretty long responses but I think I’m going to keep it short and sweet.
The Questions for this quiz…
What are the largest challenges that you have faced in your career and how did you overcome those?
Before working in IT I had a job that was very fast paced and just about everything relied on me and how fast I could get things done. In past and present IT jobs I’ve found that much of the work I do relies the pace of others. This has forced me to be patient with others and patient with work in general.
By far the largest challenge in the early part of my career was gaining the confidence to go out and find answers for myself. It can be hard when starting a new career when you have thousands of questions and don’t want to hassle your new co-workers constantly. I’ve found that about 95% of all questions I could have can be answered somewhere on the internet. May seem like a simple challenge but knowing that I can find an answer myself can help confidence and translate to other work related things.