IT career growth

  • Moving from novice techie to Subject Matter Expert

    Posted February 11, 2014 - 7:18 am

    When first entering a technical profession, whether it be as a programmer, help desk professional, tester, security specialist or other technical role, it’s almost like starting over. Yes, you have gained significant knowledge and expertise in college or technical school, but becoming a pro is like starting over.
  • Hey Gen Y’er, want a promotion? Communicate like an old guy

    Posted August 31, 2013 - 3:10 pm

    Before I offend anyone by the title of this column, by old guy, I mean people like me, Baby Boomers in senior management positions. Certainly, this includes people of both genders, but I’m male so thus the column is named.
  • Begin an internal “Community of Practice”

    Posted April 16, 2013 - 7:53 am

    I work at a big company with IT people all around the world. Many of them do the same kind of work I do. What can I do to meet these people and build my internal professional network?
  • Be an IT triple threat

    Posted December 18, 2012 - 8:47 am

    The expression “triple threat” has historically been associated with two very diverse activities, the performing arts and football. My suggestion here is that you become a triple threat in IT, It can get you hired and/or promoted.
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