Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top IT Career Dos and Don'ts(4)

This is the concluding part of the Dos and Donts in IT career I have been discussing in other three posts, I know these Dos and Don'ts will help you a lot in your IT career.

Don't Feed on the Negative
As you build your IT Career, how will you deal with unfairness, condemnation, lack of appreciation, poor support or the absence of appropriate or timely reward? Wake up from the comfort zone siesta! Can you go the extra mile?

Opportunity isn't always attractive or obvious, but it's always knocking. For example, what would you do if the pay isn't attractive, but it's an opportunity to get your hands dirty in the your area of interest, say in the programming field?

A strong WHY will carry you through challenges. Believe in yourself, Have a high sense of self-worth. Don't get buried, but learn instead from experience and mistakes. "The man who does not make mistakes usually does not make anything." Focusing on fear and worry stops you from moving forward. Don't listen to dream-killers. Run with your can-do and can-bounce-back attitude.

Results may not be immediate so commitment and perseverance are critical. Believe in yourself and press on. Feed on positive and realistic expectations. According to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody".

Do something now
You've got the interest, so what're you waiting for? Are you waiting to be encouraged? Don't make that mistake. Waiting for ideal or perfect?. It's your life. It's your future. 1,000 excuses doesn't equal to an IT career. According to Alice Bloch, "We don't waste time, we only waste ourselves".

Empowerment, being creative, being positive and having a focus are all great. But unless you act, all you achieve is a big fat zero. Sitting in a farm all day doesn't make you a farmer. Do something now! If you don't shoot, you can't score! "The big shot is the small shot that doesn't stop shooting."

What are you doing? Don't wait until matters become critical or urgent. Being proactive is essential for career growth. No matter how big or small, start investing in your IT career today. You have what it takes to make a difference now!

The power to shape your career is in your hands! I wish you all the best in your IT Career
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