Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Sick of Your Job?

Tired of IT? Worried about a recession? Or just hate your boss? Joanne Dustin may have the answer. No, she doesn't have a bunch of openings for Chippendale dancers or highly paid Hollywood assistants. Instead, she has a book that explains how she moved from IT to another career: writing about how she went from IT to a career writing and speaking about moving from IT!

The book is Life Beyond IT: Open the Door, Your Future is Waiting. You can find it on Amazon.com (or perhaps your co-worker's desk drawer!).

Even if you aren't considering a career change, I have a little advice: You should be a pro, not just an IT pro. That means acting like you deserve a job that's a level or two (or three) above where you are right now. Act like a pro, dress like a pro and -- without being arrogant or pushy -- be a leader in your group. Great jobs in IT and beyond may soon come your way. (Hmm, does that sound like I stole it from a fortune cookie?)

Posted by Doug Barney on January 21, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Readies Improvements to Teams Conferencing Hardware

    To better equip offices for meetings in the new post-lockdown, hybrid-work era, Microsoft is introducing increased functionality for Microsoft Teams hardware.

  • 2021 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.

  • What We Know About 'Windows 11,' Microsoft's Next-Gen Client OS

    Ahead of a June 24 Microsoft presentation about the future of Windows, a pre-release build of Microsoft's next client operating system was leaked this week.

  • The 2021 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From Windows 10X to the next generation of Microsoft's application server products, here are the product milestones coming down the pipeline in 2021.