I had to come up with a list of career aspirations for a yearly review and I thought it was a great exercise to periodically contemplate one’s values and aspirations as a way of reflecting one’s own progress. I thought that perhaps it is worthy of being shared with the world. I will try to come back and update it once in a while

Where would you like to be in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years?

In 1 year I would like to be in a position where I can:

  • Spend a lot of time researching and learning latest trends and web technologies.
  • Apply my creative abilities as much or more as my analytical and software development ones.
  • Use and as many of my skills as possible.
  • Help to build modern, user-centered, user-friendly, accessible websites that effectively fulfill their goals.
  • Improve my skills and make my self more valuable and beneficial to my team, department and company.
  • Use my experience and resources to find innovative and creative solutions to business problems.
  • Attend events where I am exposed to people in my and related industries who are so I can learn from them and hear amazing ideas which inspire me.
  • Learn and evaluate new technologies and find their applications to improve business and online presence.
  • Stay agile and flexible and have fun.
  • Help Foster collaboration between teams and team members
  • Contribute to improvement of the the internal processes and integration with external systems to improve the efficiency
  • Innovate, experiment and occasionally fail.
  • Learn and not be perturbed by failures.
  • Have great mentors.

In 3 years I would like to be in a position where I:

  • Work with an awesome team of creative, innovative professionals passionate about what they do
  • Travel more and learn other cultures and how they affect business practices and use of technologies.
  • Research. Learn. Innovate. Experiment.
  • Continue improving my skills and expanding my skill-set and area of expertise by finding connections and relationships between different fields.
  • Work on exciting projects locally and globally.
  • Work on and contribute to open-source projects that are useful to others outside the company
  • Teach and mentor others in any way I can.

In 5 Years I want to:

  • Work on exciting projects with amazing people.
  • Learn a lot every day.
  • Use other languages.
  • Teach and mentor others on their path so they can learn from my mistakes.
  • Love and be passionate about my job while maintaining sustainable life/work balance.
  • Do what I love and love what I do.
  • Be great asset to any team or company.
  • Work at a place where I love my job and want to give it more than what is required of me.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dezzi-Rae-Marshall/100001337708551 Dezzi Rae Marshall

    Kudos to you, Boris! It’s so important to know what you want and have a gameplan, but few people actually commit to it by putting the proverbial (or in this case, digital) pen to paper.

  • Evan

    Boris, I can help you out with the gameplan.  I am working with a company that is looking for a Developers and 1 Lead Architect for a long-term project at a major TV/Radio/Media company.

  • Juzauermann

    Boris, thank you so much for the reviews. Greatly appreciated. Awesome!

  • nanobyt3

    Assume a more senior position in company structure where I can influence a wider audience and help them grow with me.

  • satyajee