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Building Your I.T. Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy
     

Building Your I.T. Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy

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by Matthew Moran
 

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Building Your I.T. Career

A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy

Second Edition

 

Break in. Move up. Earn more. Stay on top.

 

Get the I.T. career edge you need right now!

 

“They” say it’s tougher now to build a great career in I.T. “They”

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Building Your I.T. Career

A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy

Second Edition

 

Break in. Move up. Earn more. Stay on top.

 

Get the I.T. career edge you need right now!

 

“They” say it’s tougher now to build a great career in I.T. “They” complain about outsourcing, cutbacks, and the tough economy. Don’t complain: act! Right this minute, outstanding I.T. jobs and careers are out there: You just have to know how to get them! This 100% I.T.-focused, up-to-the-minute toolkit delivers all the insider skills and insights you need to get your next great tech job now—and build lifelong success in the industry. It will help you plan your career, set achievable goals, organize them into practical action items, and make it happen!

 

Totally updated for today’s newest hiring trends, Building Your I.T. Career, Second Edition is packed with examples from real I.T. pros and hiring decision-makers, it will help you get in, get promoted, get raises, and stay in demand—one easy step at a time!

 

-- Focus on the I.T. careers you'll be happiest and most successful in

-- Discover what opportunity looks like today—and how to take advantage of it

-- Adopt the proactive attitudes associated with I.T. career success

-- Master the personal communication skills you need to get a job—and succeed when you have it

-- Develop more effective cover letters and resumes, and interview brilliantly

-- Break in to I.T. for the first time

-- Build your social media and offline networks, and use them to supercharge your job search

-- Negotiate salary and employment agreements that get you what you deserve

-- Learn (and do) what it takes to get promoted

-- Take advantage of telecommuting and consulting options

-- Move into management (if that's what you want)

-- Use mentors and career coaches effectively

-- Become a high-priced hourly consultant

-- Gain the personal financial discipline that liberates you to choose your best career options

-- Make yourself nearly indispensable

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132978231
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
02/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Matthew Moran is a business coach and technology consultant with more than 20 years of experience. He began his career as a data entry clerk at Blue Cross of California (Anthem). Over the next 6 years, he created a variety of database systems and a large automated document assembly system. The success of this system led to several consulting engagements in the healthcare and legal industries.

 

His consulting focuses on business-centric application development, with a focus on workflow automation. His clients include Northrop Grumman, HealthNet, Power-one, Maracay Homes, Waste Management, Primerica Financial, and others. He coaches I.T. departments on concept over process, a business-focused methodology for more proactive and solution-oriented technologies. He also coaches entrepreneurs and small businesses on matters of I.T., content strategies, online presence, and social media. He is a keynote and workshop presenter, speaking to colleges, professional organizations, and I.T. groups. He is also a songwriter and performer, performing solo and with his band.

 

He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his youngest daughter and their three dogs.

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Building Your I.T. Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lifetime. In a word that is how I describe the value of Matthew Moran's Building Your I.T. Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in any Economy. A career is as much a part of life as beliefs or preferences. These things change over the course of a lifetime but they will always constitute a vital aspect of the entire lifespan. In the same manner a career path may change, but the process of building a career lasts a lifetime.  What he has produced with this work is a companion to coach the career builder throughout their lifetime. The insights, advice, and perspective to be gained from these pages will serve for a lifetime. I have rarely read a book that invoked such an impression on me as this work has. The information contained in its pages is marketed to technologist, but the author has presented the material in such a manner as to benefit all career builders. All fields of employment share common basic needs, wants, and challenges common to all career builders no matter their path. And Building Your I.T. Career is a wise investment to gain insight and wisdom along the way. So in a word I would describe this book as lifetime. Building Your I.T. Career is a work worthy to be referenced time and again throughout the lifespan of one’s career. We are all in the process of building our careers right now and this book will serve as a guide to building a successful career today… and continue to inspire beyond, for a lifetime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in pursuing an IT career or any career or profession. We used this book extensively in a prerequisite class in a bachelors class at our college. The book has many things that can enhance one's profession, and there are many things that can help someone just entering the workforce such as, resumes, social networking dos and don'ts, etc. Among the many things I did take away from the book is that you are always in your career and networking. You never know who you may meet or be talking to, and they may have the next job or contact you need to advance your objectives. I highly recommend this book to anyone of any age who is actively looking for a career or is currently in a career.