Ask me your
Who are the people who most influenced your career direction?
Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and believe it or not, the guy who designed the Kalashnikov! (Mikhail Kalashnikov).
Describe a typical day?
What are the main tasks and responsibilities?
My main responsibility is to ensure that my staff are not bored! I provide them with sufficient activities to keep them mentally engaged with their work. I work to keep them expanding their knowledge base. Key skills involved in my role are time-management skills, people skills, predicting future trends and the ability to trust yourself in your decisions.
What are the main challenges?
What aspects of your education have proven most important for your job?
As far as my secondary education goes, not a lot. Unfortunately, nothing which I was learning in school was sufficient and I don’t blame the teachers. I believe that it was my job to request what I wanted to learn more about and to go out and explore what I would be interested in and then ask more about that, as opposed to just waiting on my teachers to give me different things to learn about. I don’t blame my teachers at all but I do regret not knowing about different fields and industries earlier on.
Does your job allow you to have a lifestyle you are happy with?
What advice would you give to someone considering this job?
What kinds of work experience would provide a good background for this position?
Work experience doesn’t have to be given by somebody else – you can actually give it to yourself. What I mean by that, is that you can take up your own projects and see how well you do with those and that would eventually build up your own personal portfolio. For example, if you tried to build your own drone/RC car or something at home or even just started tinkering about with interesting projects you would receive a huge boost mentally. After that, you could go and get some professional experience with engineering firms/companies if your interest still persists.
Education and Training?
Advice for Others?