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Ideas For A Project Manager Career Path - Talk With Ryan Luo
October 15, 2020

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, Ideas For A Project Manager Career Path - Talk With Ryan Luo

October 15, 2020 - Issue #022

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  • Quotes/Jokes: Project Manager Jokes and Fun Quotes
  • Videos: The Secret To Landing Your Dream Job By Lauren McGoodwin
  • News & Advice: 9 Reasons Why Should You Change Jobs After 50
  • Blog Updates: Ryan Luo - Project Manager
  • Career Change News: Do You Think People Are Wanting To Change Careers Due To COVID-19? and 15 Skills That Can Help You Grow Your Business
  • Ask the Editor: I want your questions!
  • Feedback: Love to hear from you on any subject.



1. A young girl enters a pet shop to buy a cat. The pet shop worker shows her three cats that look identical.

“This cat here costs $1,000,” he explains.

“Why does that cat cost so much?” the girl asks.

“This cat knows how to complete legal research,” the pet shop worker explains.

The girl asks about the cat in the middle, and the pet shop owner explains that the middle cat costs $2,000 because it knows legal research and can win any case.

The girl is curious and asks about the third cat.

“That one is $5,000.”

“Well, what can this cat do?” asks the girl.

“Honestly, I have no idea. I have never even seen it do anything at all, but it says it’s a Project Manager.”

2. A raven sat on the edge of a tall branch all day doing absolutely nothing.

A bunny hopping by noticed this and asked the raven if he could do nothing too.

The raven said, “Sure”.

The bunny curled up under the raven and relaxed.

A wolf appeared and swallowed the bunny.

The moral?

To be doing nothing all day you must be high up.

3. Who is a Project Manager?

Project Manager is a person who believes that 9 women can deliver a baby in one month.


“You see you worried about nothing - we delivered in the end.”
~ Sagarika Basak, PMP

“If I had wanted it tomorrow, I would have asked for it tomorrow!”
~ Bill Resnik, PMP

“We'll burn that bridge when we come to it.”
~ Cindy Spencer




The Secret to Landing Your Dream Job with Lauren McGoodwin!

Lauren McGoodwin developed a short video that gives solid advice about landing your dream job. It doesn’t take long, but it has an impact.

The video is 1:00 minutes long.

Click here to see the Lauren McGoodwin video


9 Reasons Why Should You Change Career After Age 50

This article was developed by Polly for

Changing careers at any time can be challenging, but probably more challenging after age 50. Polly gives us 9 great reasons take action and change.

She bring out are that people are working longer now. So those in their 50’s could have 10 - 20 more years left in the workforce.

Here are a few of her reasons:

  1. You become more self aware once you turn 50. — Try something you have always wanted to do.
  2. You are in a dead-end job.
  3. You have better networks to change your career after age 50.
  4. You can exploit your past successes.
  5. … See the rest at the article link below.
  6. (I will sneak in one more…It is never too late to follow your passion)>

You can find more in her article here.

9 Reasons Why Should You Change Career After Age 50

Of course, you can always contact us to learn more about opportunities to become an entrepreneur and work wherever you wish.



Project management skills are always in demand. Do you want to see if your background, experience and skill set can fit into the requirements that employers are looking for?

If that is the case, then Ryan Luo is the person to talk to. AS an experienced IT project manager, he can provide insight to help you in your career change.

Ryan Luo is an IT Project Manager currently employed at NuVasive, a medical device company that specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery.

Despite holding a Bachelor's degree in Economics & Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Ryan has extensive experience in project management and technology. In the 2 years he has been at NuVasive, he has focused on key IT Infrastructure Projects, working closely with Sr. Managers and Directors, utilizing the Waterfall and Scrum Methodology.

In addition, while at University, he was President of SB Hacks, a 36 hour overnight university event that brought in 300+ university students all across California to develop solutions through programming. As President, he managed 4 teams, Logistics, Sponsorships, Technology, and Marketing. Outside of work, he enjoys working on film scripts, playing basketball, and tinkering with his PC.

Currently at NuVasive, Ryan continues to dedicate his efforts towards Infrastructure projects but is now taking on Process Improvement dedicated towards improving processes in the entire IT Organization.

Discover more about Ryan at the link below:

Our Ryan Luo article.


Do You Think People Are Wanting To Change Careers Due To COVID-19

You are exactly right if you feel COVID has had an impact on the careers of numerous individuals.

According to an iHire survey of 2,871 job seekers recently, 61.8% are considering a major career change for next year.

Of that number, nearly half (28.6%) said that a change is “very likely”. This is a direct result of COVID-19 and its impact on various industries.

As you would expect, industries such as travel and hospitality were greatly impacted. Even if a person was not laid off, the demand for such services are limited now and possibly for the future. You can see movement towards the healthcare another industries that are are considered essential.

iHire Survey Results

15 Skills That Can Help You Grow Your Business

The Site has presented an article that identifies those 15 skills to help small businesses.

Indeed, we all need help from time to time. That help can sometimes be expensive to accomplish the task we want. This article identifies 15 different skill that you may be able to do yourself. It may take just a bit of your time and a few dollars to gain insight via a short course of article.

Here are a few that were listed:

  • Coding
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Data Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • YouTube Marketing
  • Project Management (The topic of our newsletter today)

See the full article to view the rest of the topics.

You can see the full article right here:

15 Skills That Can Help You Grow Your Business


Here we are again. I would love to help you get the answers you need in your career change process. Please feel free to contact me with your questions or comments. Mention that you question comes from our newsletter section and I will place the response in this section for all of our readers.


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I’d love to hear back from you. Just reply to this newsletter and tell me what you think!

May the wind be at your back! If not, then persevere! Show Grit!

See you in the next issue,

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