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Career Hacks – Micro Steps Yield Big Results

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

As part of our Career Hacks series, we explore ways to use career hacking to reboot your career. Not sure where to begin? Hacking isn’t just for coders. Use a hacking mindset to reboot your career.

What’s a hacking mindset? Forget creating lengthy to do lists. The basic principle of a hacker is to start somewhere and see what works. Kind of sounds like throwing spaghetti on a wall to see what sticks? Instead, see it as an opportunity to try out different things that fit your skills and interests without making a big commitment.

If you have you been thinking of making a career move there are many ways to start hacking.

Do what you know already and take on a side gig

Take something you already do well and become a freelancer for a few weeks. You will soon find out if you have the discipline to work new hours and commit to deadlines. You might also discover some downsides of freelancing such as waiting to get paid in which case you’ll also need to work on financial planning.

Learn something new

If you’re thinking of doing something completely new, this will likely require learning something new too. There are many online courses that are offer free or low cost solutions such as Udemy or