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.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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