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People think being a Software Engineer means you will be wearing a cool hoodie, awesome over year headphones and hacking together cool shit on your dark mode Macbook using only Terminal and C. Reality is, you will be spending 90% of your time looking for a bug that doesn't...
make sense to you because you copied and pasted that code from GitHub / Stack Overflow.
People think being a Sales leader means you will be in front of a bunch of executives at a Fortune 500 company talking about how your company will revolutionize their bottom line. Reality is, you will be spending 90% of your writing Follow-Up Emails and "Nudging" the inbox.
People think being a Data Scientist means you will make a sick visualization that shows the relationship between Cow flatulence & Uber rides causing a mini-revolution. Reality is, you will be spending 90% of your time cleaning your data & building a unique identifier
People think being a Product Manager means, you will be in front of the Executive team pitching the next great product that will double your product's user engagement. Reality is, you will be spending most of your time following up with people that you have no authority over.
The lesson here is don't judge a career or field based on the outcome that you see. Pick something where you will enjoy the inputs. The process of getting better. Not just getting to the end goal.
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