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6 IT Career Resolutions

Resolve to polish your skills, value, and appeal in 2015 with these tips from recruiters and senior IT executives.
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David F. Carr
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12/22/2014 | 9:19:06 AM
Re: Communication
If you take the Toastmasters suggestion, and I highly recommend it, I could use some contributions from anyone with web design or LAMP web development skills for my WordPress for Toastmasters project. Could be a good way to make your mark on the organization -- and will also provide you with a speech topic that others can relate to.
jagibbons
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12/20/2014 | 9:34:22 PM
Re: Communication
Having a mentor (as well as being one) is a great way to learn and grow. If you can figure out where you need to improve, find someone who is an expert in that and learn all you can. In my experience, both the mentor and the mentee benefit from a positive relationship.
PedroGonzales
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12/20/2014 | 11:25:12 AM
Re: Communication
I think having a mentor is really important.  If they are a succesfull person in their field. They can be a huge asset in showing you what is the best path to take in your career.  I'm thinking of taking a certification as well. I think this will help in my future.
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12/19/2014 | 1:20:55 PM
Re: Communication
All political correctness aside, CIOs have made technology nothing more than capital black holes. They have no vision, are arrogant, and are idiots to boot. Heaven forbid they hire a good ethical, visionary, that is smarter than they. Ergo, all the hackings, and breakins. These people are the equivalent of Wall Street. Presently, it's "The Cloud". Thank God I retire this coming year. I have won more battles than I have lost. I'm good with that. It's been a hell of a ride. Now, to write a book, do research, go sailing, and drink a cold beer.
jagibbons
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12/19/2014 | 10:44:10 AM
Communication
Of all of these, I think the last one on communication is probably one of the most important. A great leader who can't communicate effectively isn't going to have very many followers. Anyone who is aspiring for leadership, whether on the org chart or as an opinion or innovation leader, the ability to communicate a vision with clarity and passion is paramount to success. At every level of IT career, improving your communication ability will have positive effects.
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