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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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Moving up typically requires negotiation skills, whether you're hammering out a vendor contract, getting the salary you deserve, or simply getting other stakeholders to buy into your vision and decisions. Levy pointed out that getting involved with external communities can be a great way to develop this skill. He's also a fan of the book Getting To Yes.

"As you move up [in an organization], you're giving presentations, you're negotiating, you're trying to convince people that your point is valid and that it will positively impact the performance of the company," Levy explained.

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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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