Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Want to good job. Gain some good skills.

Skills can earn and pay bills and then some.

Here's a great piece on Yahoo Finance regarding strong employment, good economy, and a expanding middle class. It's about the skills. Not the jobs.

Now this is relevant to me. A year ago I was a cabinet maker. I enjoyed the job but I saw it more as a hobby I got paid doing, albeit not that much. During the year I spent working in the shop I collected some good practice and skills that won't be applicable outside of the woodworking realm.

I knew I need a good direction. So I took some money out of savings and enrolled in a few IT classes. Obviously this is a career path with a great outlook. And the pay is promising too. One of my better decisions.

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