Eight Tips for IT Career Longevity

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Collaboration

Make collaboration a part of your day-to-day strategy, even if it doesn't come naturally. A high performing team will always produce higher quality results than a lone hotshot. "Going it on your own" is not the way to stand out in the modern workforce, whether in an IT capacity or any other role. Understand the overall goal, what your contribution for reaching that goal is, and focus on the things you are passionate about. Everyone enjoys being part of a successful team, and beyond that, everyone enjoys a team member who is passionate about their contributions.

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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