Today’s Day Two Cloud gets into career advancement. Tech chops are necessary, but not sufficient. This episode walks through a five-step process to help you get where you want to go in IT.
Our guest is Sam Erskine, head of cloud engagements for a large consulting firm. Sam developed this process for a presentation to distill his years of experience. You can follow Sam on Twitter at @samerskine.
- Sam’s five-step process for career advancement
- Understanding the why and not just the how
- Balancing technical chops with business knowledge and essential communication skills
- Building career capital
- Staying open to new ideas
- The role of mentorship
- Skill comes with practice and dedication
- Start with something easy that solves a particular problem
- Mind your own business
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Geekbydayfreakbynight.com – Sam’s blog