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9 Tips To Avoid IT Midcareer Slump

Don't let yourself be cast as the IT pro who's stuck, grumpy or complacent. Consider these midcareer moves.
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If you're happy with your current employer, you'll look for every opportunity to move up internally or ensure the long-term stability of a role you're already satisfied with. But lifetime tenure with the same company, for better or worse, is decreasingly common. IT pros with executive ambitions might ultimately find that the greenest pastures are with another organization.

"Sometimes the best career decision is to leave the company," Levy said. This gets back to square one: getting involved outside your company, which will increase your visibility with recruiters and potential employers. "No company can provide a consistently innovative, creative environment," Levy added. "It's the pyramid: As you move up, there are only so many places you can go [internally]."

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8/13/2013 | 2:48:37 PM
re: 9 Tips To Avoid IT Midcareer Slump
I have gotten to know some highly technical people in the cloud and virtualization communities who used the combination of a Twitter following and public speaking opportunities to take their IT careers to the upper side of the middle, or further. That combination didn't exist a few years ago and it has become a powerful branding tool.
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