A few days ago I looked at my resume from 4 years ago. I had done research with a business school professor, interned at an investment bank and a think tank and focused on analyzing major economic policy decisions throughout history in major world powers. At the time, I had done a good job of seeking out opportunities that interested me and pursued them the best way I knew how. Looking at my resume at the time, I was clearly interested in business, government, economic policy and the civic sector.
Fast forward 4 years (and a new election!). Looking at the time since I’ve done much the same - more business, more government, a little less on the civic sector and a little more in tech. I had learned that while I enjoy research if something is done with it, I find it incredibly boring to just read and analyze for the sake of it. I learned that I could never see myself in finance, but I did really enjoy strategy consulting and that as much as I love politics, I’m not nearly conservative enough to work with them all day long. Looking back, I also wish I had spent more time on building hard skills, rather than padding my resume with names and titles.
I can’t help but wonder, as I sit in read articles about the Democratic Primary between Martin O’Malley and Andrew Cuomo and randomly come across my resume from 4 years ago (i.e. now) what I will reflect on. Deep down I think I know what it might be, but I’ll refrain from sharing until I at least get a little deeper into my next bullet line at Kiwi Crate.
But deep down I think I know what it might be.