New year = new job?
New Year’s resolutions come in many forms. Cleaning the garage is simple. Losing weight takes more commitment. Finding a new job -- well, that can be toughest of all.
The good news is, expanding your experience and expertise as you go can make the entire process easier when it comes time to switch. And if you’re planning to focus on only one career skill at a time, we recommend bulking up your business knowledge first.
Yep, that’s right. Tech skills alone don’t cut it anymore. The tradition of siloed IT departments is fast disappearing, and in its place are teams of business-savvy tech professionals.
Look no further than ComputerWorld’s 8 Ways to Boost Your Career in ‘08 column for evidence. Only one of the tips deals directly with tech (incorporating security). All the rest relate to dismantling the IT cloister, aligning IT processes with business goals and increasing efficiency overall.
Now look inward. Do you have what it takes -- a business degree, project management experience, communications skills -- to succeed in this new paradigm? If the answer is no, then check back here in the coming weeks for more advice and resources to make your ’08 great!
Posted by Roseanne D.