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How EVE Online & a Passion for its Community led to my Career Makeover

Crazy Kinux
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#1 - 2016-12-24 15:43:02 UTC
(This post was originally published on LinkedIn on December 14th under the title "How Internet Spaceships and a Passion for Online Communities led to a Career Makeover")

What does an online multiplayer game have to do with a career makeover you ask? Bear with me for a second.

A bit of background first. Big smile

For as long as I can remember, I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up. It seemed to me that all my friends in high school or college were working hard studying to become engineers, marketing professionals, teachers or whatever was driving them.

Me, not so much. Nevertheless, I worked hard in school and always kept my options open. After 6 years in university, I had a Bachelor's degree in History and a full time opportunity to work for a major technology player. Off I went to work at IBM in Toronto, as a Customer Relations representative. The role would eventually lead me to work in digital media, in various Sales and Business Development positions for the next 15 years.

That career path allowed me to travel the world, meet extraordinary people and build long lasting relationship, which I cherish to this day.

Vortexo VonBrenner
Raumfahrer Spiff Rakett Piloot Anslutning
#2 - 2016-12-25 23:22:09 UTC
Interesting piece. started the eve blog pack, eh? Well done.

Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#3 - 2016-12-27 21:19:22 UTC
Degree in History. Worked in Customer Relations. No idea the two fields were so intricately connected.
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#4 - 2017-01-08 01:45:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Khergit Deserters
My B.A. in Foreign Service has led/forced me into many strange or dangerous life decisions. Including box car grain sampling, encyclopedia sales recruiting seminars, custom jewelry crafting, U.S. Peace Corps on Murder Island, English teaching in Japan, and crystals sales at New Age and/or Wicca/Strega conventions. And eventually, having to do Management Coaching weekend retreats with bosses and colleagues. And trying to figure out appropriate staged enthusiastic gung ho cheerleading responses. With Myers-Briggs personality tests, and results sharing. OMG Shocked
Anyway, cool that OP connected bloggers and formed the Blog Pack. o7