Titles don’t get much vaguer than that.
Talked to a friend about this yesterday. About how I’m going to land a good job, earn the big phat buxx, so I can go traveling the planet. Realized a couple useful things about myself when it comes to how I look at getting a job and all that. Actually, it all kind of frightens me. I’m supposed to be networking, getting my name out there, but I don’t think I’m good enough. Sure I know a lot, bit my knowledge is more broad than it is deep, which gives me that feeling of “I don’t know jack so I won’t be able to do much”. Also the reason why I’ve been refraining from joining open source projects.
It’s… difficult. Apparently getting my name out there isn’t super hard. And it would be cool if it did, because it might land me a project or two to work on. Gets me experience and some nice pocket money. But I’m afraid to step up to companies and have myself heard. Friend told me I should just go there, even if it’s just asking for advice on what I’d best do with one of my projects. It’ll show the company I’m motivated, willing to learn, and most would be fairly quick to dive onto young blood like me.
Or maybe go ask to speak at schools about my projects, maybe recruit some art folks that way. It’s all pretty good ideas, but I’m too chicken to actively follow through. Then again, those may be my only way out. At my study we’re being taught how to work for companies, make things for companies. In an ideal world my job wouldn’t involve dealing with companies at all. Just making software for the masses, that’d be cool. No very specific target audience bullshit.
But hey, I’ve still got a couple years for all that. Next year I’ll have to do an internship, we’ll see how that goes first.