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Building Your I.T. Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy, 2nd Edition

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  • The Toolkit is a perfect addition to any MIS/CIS course or useful as a stand-alone curriculum for I.T. related disciplines. Visit the companion website www.ITCareerToolkit.com for all the tools referenced in the book along with classroom discussion topics, videos and more.
  • Demystifies IT career planning, goal setting, business acumen, work/life balance, and other issues crucial to technical professionals' success and fulfillment
  • Extensive new coverage: consulting, using social media; coaching/mentoring, and more
  • Provides lists of actionable tasks and achievable goals supported by online video, spreadsheets, and sample documents

Description

  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 384
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4943-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4943-7

Building Your I.T. Career

A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic 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 communication 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 social media and offline networks, 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 financial discipline that liberates you to choose your best career options

-- Make yourself nearly indispensable

Sample Content

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Building Your I.T. Career: Breaking In to I.T.

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Table of Contents

  • Part I: Your Career
  • Chapter 1: The Toolkit Approach to Career Development
  • Chapter 2: Career Building Defined
  • Chapter 3: Information 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!

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