If your interested in Nerd or Gaming type job, you should spend the time to read this memoir.
Describes one path to that type of work.
I suggest you start at link above, but for the TL DR people:
- HTML http://www.pgbovine.net/PhD-memoir-prologue.htm
- PDF http://www.pgbovine.net/PhD-memoir/pguo-PhD-grind.pdf
- Mobi book version (will work with Kindle as well, Kindle is basically Mobi with DRM added) http://www.pgbovine.net/PhD-memoir/pguo-PhD-grind.mobi
- EPUB version http://www.pgbovine.net/PhD-memoir/pguo-PhD-grind.epub