Get Your IT Career In Gear! (Get Ahead!)

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9780072126839: Get Your IT Career In Gear! (Get Ahead!)

More than just a guide to getting an IT job, this essential resource shows you how to establish and sustain your IT career. You'll get details on the hard technical skills, soft skills, work ethic, values, and disposition that IT managers are looking for in candidates for a range of IT roles, as well as advice on possible career paths. About the Author: Leslie Jaye Goff is a freelance writer who has been covering IT career and workplace issues for more than 15 years. She is a regular contributor to Computerworld, and has written for The New York Times, CIO, Information Week, Red Herring, and other national publications.

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Checklists of technical skills, soft skills and personal attributes that contribute to success in various IT career paths. Worksheets for: Determining what types of IT jobs correspond to an individual's strengths, weaknesses and preferences; Developing a training and education plan; Developing effective IT resumes at each stage of a career. Insider views of what it's like to work within different types of IT organizations.

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Make strides in the hottest profession of the Information Age

Join, or advance within, the most exciting employment sector of the 21st Century--Information Technology--which offers a broad range of rewarding career opportunities. This book is loaded with savvy, practical advice from a seasoned career observer and dispels many myths about the IT profession--including the need for a computer science degree! Profiles of working IT professionals provide realistic examinations of dozens of IT positions. Whether you are new to the work force or are redirecting your career, this essential guide offers practical advice for how to plan, start, and manage your IT career.

  • Identify personal interests and combine them with technical expertise to forge your own IT career path
  • Explore the latest IT career choices, including applications development, e-commerce, Web development, network administration and security, and help desk/end user support
  • Manage your career to remain highly employable regardless of job market ups and downs
  • Articulate and act upon your goals--whether they include IT management or a purely technical track
  • Evaluate and select the best IT job opportunities
  • Learn why companies are going to extraordinary lengths to find well-rounded, hybrid IT staff members--and how you can benefit from this trend
  • Hit paydirt with your current skill set or with strategic retooling
  • Get the inside scoop on navigating the IT hiring process, including negotiating salary, benefits, and other perks

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