By how has this activity changed the way you think about your career, are you asking professionals how answering questions on CareerVillage has changed how we think about our career? If so, for me the biggest change has been a reminder that many people are still trying to learn what they want to do and it reminded me of my own path to the career I love. Most people change careers at some point and that change isn't necessarily a bad things. Sometimes, being open to a change can allow for a happier an more fulfilling career.
When in doubt, always ask yourself what you really enjoy doing and if those aspects are a part of the job you are looking at. Also ensure that, wherever you are considering ending up, you know that the company will also take care of you. When I was going through college, I made a list of the top companies I would like to work for after graduation based on the job and the company itself. This helped me to become very focused on what I wanted with my career long term too.
This is very interesting question. I think all the things you mention have had a significant impact in my career. First of all, I consider education/studying key to developing knew skills or obtaining new areas of expertise. Investing in learning about a new area or an expanded field in your career can empower you to do more and advance further in your career path. Part of this process includes watching videos. As you know, Youtube and other platforms connect people to many sources and information, and if the right sources are used these platforms can certainly help you in widening your knowledge or developing new skills.
Furthermore, asking seniors in my career about my field has been probably the most impactful of these activities that you mention. People in different roles, your managers, or leaders can bring a level of input and vision that can help you develop a powerful network and allow you to focus your efforts into a more specific area of development. Overall, having a mentor or simply networking with other people can bring a diverse array of perspectives that at value to your personal and professional development.
Overall, all of these activities can have different levels of impact on your career and how you view your path, but for the most part they will bring positive improvement to your development, your personal growth, and the furthering of your career path.
Hope this answers your question. Best of luck!