Video: Five tactics to ensure career survival in tough times

Achieving professional success as an IT leader is challenging enough during the best of times, but during a recession you need to really think strategically to stay at the top of your game. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives shares five tactics that can help.

Achieving professional success as an IT leader is challenging enough during the best of times, but when IT departments are squeezed and professional opportunities shrink, you need to really think strategically in order to stay at the top of your game. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives shares five tactics you can use to keep your career going in the right direction during an economic downturn.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the "Transcript" link underneath the video or you can read the original article from John McKee that this episode was based on: 10 things you can do to ensure career survival in 2009.

Five tactics to ensure career survival in tough times Achieving professional success as an IT leader is challenging enough during the best of times, but during a recession you need to really think strategically to stay at the top of your game. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives shares five tactics that can help.

By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.