Building Your I.T. Career, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Building Your I.T. Career

A Complete Toolkit for a Career in Any Economy

Second Edition

Break in. Move up. Earn more. Stay on top.

Get the I.T. career edge you need right now!

“They” say it’s tougher now to build a great career in I.T. “They” complain about outsourcing, cutbacks, and the tough economy. Don’t complain: act! Right this minute, outstanding I.T. jobs and careers are out there: You just have to know how to get them! This 100% I.T.-focused, up-to-the-minute toolkit delivers all the insider skills and insights you need to get your next great tech job now—and build lifelong success in the industry. It will help you plan your career, set achievable goals, organize them into practical action items, and make it happen!

Totally updated for today’s newest hiring trends, Building Your I.T. Career, Second Edition is packed with examples from real I.T. pros and hiring decision-makers, it will help you get in, get promoted, get raises, and stay in demand—one easy step at a time!

  • Focus on the I.T. careers you'll be happiest and most successful in
  • Discover what opportunity looks like today—and how to take advantage of it
  • Adopt the proactive attitudes associated with I.T. career success
  • Master the personal skills you need to get a job—and succeed when you have it
  • Develop more effective cover letters and resumes, and interview brilliantly
  • Break in to I.T. for the first time
  • Build your and offline , and use them to supercharge your job search
  • Negotiate salary and employment agreements that get you what you deserve
  • Learn (and do) what it takes to get promoted
  • Take advantage of telecommuting and consulting options
  • Move into management (if that's what you want)
  • Use mentors and career coaches effectively
  • Become a high-priced hourly consultant
  • Gain the personal discipline that liberates you to choose your best career options
  • Make yourself nearly indispensable

Table of Contents

Part I: Your Career
Chapter 1. The Toolkit Approach to Career Development
Chapter 2. Career Building Defined
Chapter 3. Technology: A Great Career
Chapter 4. Defining Yourself: Aptitudes and Desires

Part II: Filling Your Toolkit
Chapter 5. Self-Assessment
Chapter 6. Attitude
Chapter 7. Communication Skills
Chapter 8. Technical Skills
Chapter 9. The Cover Letter
Chapter 10. The Resumé

Part III: Putting Your Toolkit to Use
Chapter 11. Breaking In to I.T.
Chapter 12. Building an Active Contact List
Chapter 13. The Job Search
Chapter 14. The Interview
Chapter 15. Salary Negotiations and Employment Agreements
Chapter 16. On-the-Job Promotion
Chapter 17. Your Career and Social Media

Part IV: More Options to Build Your Career
Chapter 18. Telecommuting
Chapter 19. Consulting
Chapter 20. Management

Part V: The Value-Added Toolkit
Chapter 21. Make Yourself Indispensable
Chapter 22. Concept Over Process
Chapter 23. The Role of Mentoring
Chapter 24. Career Coaching
Chapter 25. Financial Control
Chapter 26. A Professional Blog
Chapter 27. 12 Weeks to Profitable Consulting
Chapter 28. Be Proactive! Be Positive! Add Value! Share Opportunity!

Appendix. My Reading List

Book Details

  • Title: Building Your I.T. Career, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 384 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2013-03-04
  • ISBN-10: 0789749432
  • ISBN-13: 9780789749437

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