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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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Whether you want to reach the highest echelons of the company or are perfectly happy in your current role, Levy stressed the importance of identifying an internal mentor to help offer counsel on difficult career decisions and related matters. That person should have, among other attributes, a clear view and understanding of internal and external corporate politics, which will help you sidestep potential pitfalls when making important choices. "You have to be able to confide in someone," Levy said, adding that the best confidant is not HR.

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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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