Ever had the idea, need or felt the force of changing your career? Most people have, but can’t find the right time, and courage, to jump ship and make the switch to something different. Sad.
In today’s competitive job market we all have been told “be an expert in what you do” and don’t ruin your career with patchwork. Patchwork in the sense of doing too much or having worked to many different jobs and industries. The common opinion with companies, recruiters, HR and other folks involved in hiring is, you can’t be good in all of it. They claim they need experts. The result of such practices you can find in the quote below.
“A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have”.
-Steve Jobs- Continue reading
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What does this industry shift mean for your career long-term, and in the immediate future?
There can be fear and trepidation when an evolution or big change blows through an industry, and the fear is palpable for some IT pros who are worried right now about what kind of impact cloud will have on their job. With 65% of recruiters and hiring managers reporting they plan on increasing IT staff in 2012, IT jobs aren’t going anywhere, but their focus and purpose is shifting.
As the cloud becomes an integral aspect of all business units, decision-making is shifting from just tactical and IT-oriented processes to a strategic and business-oriented process. No matter where you are in your career path, you already have skills and strengths you can capitalize on to propel you into the next chapter of IT, with cloud being a boon for success rather than a concern. Read on to find out what you can do to stay on top of the curve.