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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


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