Quick News Daily Podcast

Quick News Daily Podcast header image 1
March 26, 2021  

GUEST POST: How To Know If You’ve Ended Up In The Wrong Career

From Artur Meyster, Founder of CareerKarma

Anyone can end up in the wrong career for a number of reasons. One of the largest reasons that people find themselves in a bad career fit is because they simply didn’t know enough about the career going into it. Most people graduate high school or college and then head straight into a job with very little life experience. How is it possible for any of them to know what they really want to do when they’ve had such little exposure to adult life?

From that point, 20 years pass and they find themselves incredibly unhappy in a career that doesn’t strike a passion in them whatsoever. Nobody should find themselves in a situation as disheartening as that, so keeping an eye on some signs that you may be in the wrong career is a great strategy to avoid this.

You Don’t Feel Challenged

As counterintuitive as it may seem, being challenged by your work means you may actually be in the right career. Obviously your work shouldn’t be too difficult for you to complete, but a career that keeps you on your toes is sure to capture your interest. On the opposite side of the spectrum, if the day-to-day tasks at your job are too simple and you don’t feel as if your skills are being used, it might be time to look at a different career.

To that point, it’s best to review what exactly your skillset is. Did you happen to pick a career that has nothing to do with your major or intended path? This can often lead to a mismatch of skills and chosen career path.

By not choosing to follow a path that aligns with your skills or interests, you can find yourself completely bored at your job. If you happen to be in this group, it is worth brushing up on how to write a resignation letter and researching some new careers that may be a better fit.

Other Careers Fascinate You

There is no bigger sign that your career is wrong for you than finding yourself envious of other employees with different jobs. There is nothing necessarily wrong with thinking the work a fellow employee performs is fascinating, but if it is negatively impacting how you view your own career then it may be worth considering that you are in the wrong field.

You may be thinking that after years in one field, it is not possible to make a radical switch to another field that uses different skills. Two decades ago, that would have been true. Fortunately, online degrees and programs are prevalent and can give old and young people alike the skills they need to pursue the career that fascinates them.

Besides looking into online degrees, it could be worth pursuing a trade school or bootcamp in another field. For perspective, some of the best data science bootcamps can prepare students for a field that has an average salary above $100,000 in a number of months. Don’t settle for constantly being envious of your coworkers’ careers. Go chase the career you want.

You Can Do Your Job With Closed Eyes

This is similar to your job not challenging you. If it does not challenge you and it is so easy that you can do it with your eyes closed, you are probably not in the best career for your skills. Truthfully, most of the jobs that workers find easy today are traditional jobs of the past. Tech-based jobs are on the rise and have a certain variability in the day-to-day tasks that keep workers hooked.

A field that is both creative while not requiring an obscene amount of tech skills is that of a mobile app developer. It goes without saying that mobile phone use is on the rise and the number of apps that are being developed is increasing as well. Mobile developers need a tiny bit of coding knowledge as well as an eye for aesthetics. A high salary makes this sometimes challenging career path more than worth the effort.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, you should not settle for a career that does not match your interests. It is important that there is a proper alignment between your skills and your work to prevent boredom. After all, happier and more fulfilled employees contribute more to their companies than less happy counterparts. Stop settling and go find the career that fascinates you.

 

March 24, 2021  

Quick News Goes Futuristic on Equal Pay Day

On this episode, it is a first for Quick News Daily: an entire show hosted by automated text-to-speech voices. It may be a bit strange at first, but it's still written by me, so it'll still have all the same jokes and sarcasm.

On the episode, we talk about the AstraZeneca data that was released and the possibility it was "misleading", Equal Pay Day, more confirmations to the Biden Administration, and Vice President Harris taking charge on the border issue.

To listen to Quick News Daily on your favorite podcast platform: http://bit.ly/QuickNewsEpisodes

Sources

March 22, 2021  

New study calms fears about the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

Even though the Quick News Daily Podcast took an entire week off, there still aren't many new stories to cover. On this episode, we go over the latest info about the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine and the sanctions on Chinese officials for their roles in the human rights violations in their country. Of course, we can't leave without talking about the fantastic new movie Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max.

Watch Zack Snyder's Justice League: https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:GYDAnZgCFQ8IJpQEAAAAN:type:feature

March 19, 2021  
March 17, 2021  

Press Briefing from the White House COVID Response Team

Get all the latest info from President Biden’s top COVID team (originally aired 3/17/2021)

March 14, 2021  

Quick News To Go: 3/8 to 3/12

Get caught up on all of the week's top headlines and breaking news with Quick News To Go from Quick News Daily. 

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App