Meet Omar Halabieh, the Director of Technology at Amazon Payment Services!
With a stellar career spanning over two decades in global tech, Omar isn't just a leader; he's a mentor determined to ignite the leadership spark in others and accelerate their career paths. Recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice, Omar
engages daily with a growing community of over 50,000 followers, sharing leadership and career insights.

From his early days navigating the industry to his current role overseeing technological advancements at a global scale, Omar discusses the pivotal moments that shaped his journey.

Explore Omar’s strategies for getting into tech and switching careers into the technology field, drawing from his own experience and the challenges he encountered along the way.
Gain insider knowledge on what hiring managers look for, essential skills to develop, and how to leverage networking opportunities to propel your tech career forward.

If you’re looking to get into tech career, or curious about how to advance in your current career, this episode is for you!

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Embrace uncertainty and take risks in your career journey.

  • Seek the right guidance and support to make informed decisions.

  • Specialize in a specific area of tech and understand the fundamentals.

  • Have clarity on your goals and develop a plan for career progression.

  • Ruthless prioritization, physical activity, and connection with family and friends are important habits for maintaining sanity in a fast-paced environment.

  • Feeling stuck in a job is normal and how to overcome it.

  • How to assemble a great team.

  • Being
    a corporate creator allows for scaling impact beyond the boundaries of
    an organization, engaging with a community, and learning from others.

  • Insights on advancing in your career in tech, from entry-level to leadership roles

  • Practical tips for transitioning into a tech career, regardless of your background.

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Episode Highlights:

00:00 Intro

01:55 Interest in tech and choosing computer science

06:28 Emerging roles in tech

11:30 Strategies for career progression

13:17 Qualities of Successful People

15:54 How to pivot into the tech industry

18:12 Relevance of Coding and Tech Degrees

21:15 Keeping Abreast with Tech Changes

23:50 Habits and Routines for Maintaining Sanity

30:40 Overcoming Challenges and Feeling Stuck

32:43 Assembling Great Teams

35:25 Being a Corporate Creator

41:13 Best, worst moments in life and things very few people know about Omar





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