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Eight Tips for IT Career Longevity

  • Eight Tips for IT Career Longevity

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    Long-Term Objectives

    Don't forget to think about your long-term career goals. It sounds simple, but it's too easy to get bogged down in your day-to-day work and lose sight of what you really want out of your professional life. By thinking about where you want your career to go, whether it's the CIO/CTO job or something else altogether, you can make sure you are setting yourself up for whatever success means to you.

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Eight Tips for IT Career Longevity

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    Long-Term Objectives

    Don't forget to think about your long-term career goals. It sounds simple, but it's too easy to get bogged down in your day-to-day work and lose sight of what you really want out of your professional life. By thinking about where you want your career to go, whether it's the CIO/CTO job or something else altogether, you can make sure you are setting yourself up for whatever success means to you.

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.