Academic Search Engine Knobull Helps Students Employ Steve Job's Career Development Strategy

By: Knobull
BOSTON - Oct. 7, 2021 - PRLog -- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull reported, "Steve Jobs stated that it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when he was in college. Like several other famous founders, Steve Jobs never graduated from college. In fact, during a commencement speech, Jobs quipped that it was the closest he ever gotten to a college graduation."

And yet, Jobs believed that dropping out of college was one of the dots that formed a part of the path he followed through life. He just couldn't see it at the time.

Of course, he may not have ever started Apple if he'd not dropped out of college. Even that, however, didn't go according to plan. It was less than 10 years after starting the company with Steve Wozniak, that Jobs was fired by Apple's board.

He didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to him. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything.

Jobs went on to start NeXT. During that time, he also acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm, and named it Pixar. He would later sell Pixar to Disney, becoming that company's largest shareholder.

NeXT would later be bought by Apple when the latter company struggled to deliver its own operating system. That led to his return to Apple, eventually returning to the role as CEO. It wasn't long before Apple introduced the iMac, then the iPod, and finally, the iPhone. That's a pretty successful run for anyone.

Job's lesson is pretty simple, which is that you can't connect the dots looking forward. It's almost impossible to be able to tell how every dot will connect to the next.

Sometimes the dot you're standing on will seem like the final period on the sentence of your legacy, but that's almost never the case. You can look back right now and see how things have connected to bring you to where you are today. And this dot will become just another in the path your life is taking.

Bentley concluded, "The point is that, like Steve Jobs, you have to trust that the dots will connect, even if you don't know precisely where they're leading. Your story isn't over. Leverage the positive aspects of your experience to move your career forward and employ a continuous, learning supported, career development strategy.

This is at the core of the Knobull mission to improve the student learning experience and enhance career growth results! Just keep learning from your past and connecting the dots."
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