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Eight Tips for IT Career Longevity

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    Adaptability

    Don't become too enamored with the technology. Many of us joined the IT field because we are enthusiastic about technology, but you must divorce yourself of that and instead think strategically about business goals. Do you simply like a specific technology solution, or can that technology really help your business? Put simply, don't assume that what's "cool" is always what's best for your organization.

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Eight Tips for IT Career Longevity

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    Adaptability

    Don't become too enamored with the technology. Many of us joined the IT field because we are enthusiastic about technology, but you must divorce yourself of that and instead think strategically about business goals. Do you simply like a specific technology solution, or can that technology really help your business? Put simply, don't assume that what's "cool" is always what's best for your organization.

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.