Eight Tips for IT Career Longevity

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Seek Out the Smartest People

Don't insist on being the smartest person in the room. Particularly as an IT employee, it's important to seek out and work with the smartest people you can find – even if they are smarter than you – since you are more likely to be evaluated on your team's performance rather than your individual performance. Overall, you should seek to work with the best teams possible and your company's leadership will reward your combined success.

As with all things worthwhile, pursuing a career that is meaningful and fulfilling requires a significant investment in preparation and learning. Most of us have a signifier of success that we want to reach. Once we reach the point where we feel we are finally “there,” though, how do we decide where to put our focus? How can we keep our careers on track for the long haul?

Without a doubt, today's employers are looking for talent that is adaptable, willing to learn, team-oriented and innovative. In this slideshow, Eric Reed, CTO, and Patrick McGuinness, CIO, Global Risk and Compliance, both with GE Capital, share their top eight tips for developing a long and prosperous career in IT.


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