Start a personal project to find new career opportunities [video]


We’ve written before about how it’s important to manage your professional development, outside of your job. While this can be accomplished by attending workshops, conferences, or even just networking with different people in your field, sometimes starting a small side project can take your career in a new and exciting direction.

In this video on 99u, Ji Lee, who used to work at a large marketing firm, talks about how a personal project led to professional opportunities and helped him master new skills and grow his network.

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  1. That’s awesome.
    It’s about making ideas happen.
    (Sometimes, one has to admit that just getting the push to do something is a bit difficult. Even if it it doesn’t get as big as Ji Lee’s, I think it’s still a victory!)

    Thanks for sharing this!

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