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How others have found their ideal job


When it comes to deciding what type of job you want for yourself and the best possible way to get there, there are many career paths available.

Some individuals have their eye on a specific role; others have a variety of interests they want to explore; some are looking for a career change. Two of the most common career paths are the matrix approach and the ladder approach.

In this video, you’ll hear from Anas Nader, CEO of Patchwork Health, a healthcare staffing and resource management company, and Steve Crabtree, Executive Producer at BBC Studios. Both have taken different but successful approaches to their careers. Anas talks about his experience in a matrix career, and Steve talks about the ladder approach which led him to working as the Executive Producer of BBC Horizon.

The careers of Anas and Steve reflect two paths that may resonate with your own aspirations. Meeting with people who have a career you’re interested in is an excellent way to learn and gain insight on what you can do and how you can do it. You can learn from and model the paths of those you admire.

What do you think?

After watching the video, think about the following questions:
  • Did you identify with either of the two speakers when they spoke about their career paths?
  • Do you aspire to follow a similar path to them?
  • What other career paths have you heard about that inspire you?
Share and discuss your responses with other learners in the Comments section.
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