Eight Tips for IT Career Longevity

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Be Visible

Make sure you're visible to senior management. By engaging with top decision-makers frequently, you can gain a better understanding of what's most important to them. You'll also learn how to speak their language, which is a critical skill in building a successful career in IT. Executives don't want to hear every technical detail about a solution – they want to understand how the technology can deliver value to the business.

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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