Who you work with.
Who you work with can let you leverage what you care about and your hobbies in a number of ways:
- If you do "support" skills like accounting or admin or more, you can support people who do and make geeky things. This can be very fulfilling.
- If the people you work with are people, well, like you, then you'll enjoy what you do – and your geekyness becomes a networking and morale-building tool.
- The people you work with may be people you want to become more like because their careers reflect your interests. You can find yourself working with a legion of future mentors.
- You may have a legion of customers that you like and want to work with – if you're a lawyer who works in entertainment law, you may be in geek heaven.
It's too easy to forget the people you work with are a big part of enjoying your job and career. In fact it's a huge part of it, because no matter what you'll be dealing with people.
I'm a Project Manager. I work in gaming. I don't make the games, but I support those who do and those who make gaming components. It's incredibly fulfilling. The people I work with are great to work with – and since I'm a technology and process geek as well, it's heavenly.
So keep in mind that who you work with may take a job from "just a job" to "using your geekery." You might even make some great friends on the way.
– Steven Savage