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Moving Your Career Up the Value Chain: Building Specialized Development Skills in a Global Economy (Digital Short Cut)

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Moving Your Career Up the Value Chain: Building Specialized Development Skills in a Global Economy (Digital Short Cut)

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  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 10-1/2x7-3/4
  • Pages: 126
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-7931-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-7931-1

Moving Your Career Up the Value Chain: Building Specialized Development Skills in a Global Economy

Stephen B. Morris

ISBN-10: 0-76867-931-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-76867-931-1

IT complexity is growing fast in most jobs. Jobs that traditionally required few skills now demand an increasingly broad range of abilities. This reflects the requirement for broader skill sets and increased worker flexibility. Surviving as a worker today is all about managing extra responsibilities and an ever-increasing range of day-to-day duties.

You can earn more, learn more, and go further in life by moving up the value chain–a broad term that represents the way in which your skills widen and deepen over time. In the workplace, you move up the value chain by acquiring and applying relevant new skills and knowledge and then using them to rapidly solve difficult problems.

You can prepare yourself for the growing levels of commitment and flexibility demanded by your employment. Moving Your Career Up the Value Chain will help by teaching concrete methods of evaluating your current position and striking forward to make improvements. You'll learn how to:

  • Pick an area of specialization
  • Enlist mentors for help along your path
  • Use technology to your advantage
  • Improve your planning and time-management skills
  • Practice active learning to develop new skills
  • Put your new skills to work in the marketplace

They say every journey begins with a single step. It is the same thing with moving up the value chain. There is no single destination in this journey. There are always areas in our lives where some improvement is warranted. Moving Your Career Up the Value Chain will help you find those areas and make the necessary improvements to propel your career–and life–to the next level.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Are You a Follower or a Leader?

Chapter 2

Becoming a Specialized Generalist

Chapter 3

Improving Your Generalist Toolkit

Chapter 4

Delivering on Work Projects

Chapter 5

Developing New Skills on Your Own

Chapter 6

People High Up the Value Chain[md]Who They Are, What They're Like

Chapter 7

Where Do You Go from Here?

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