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Make career management part of your job

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What steps do you take to enhance your career? Do you keep your resume updated and check out job listings? Share your comments about finding time to manage your own career, as discussed in the July 13 Government IT e-newsletter.

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How many times can we say it.

by Uncle Jim In reply to Make career management pa ...

I too found myself without a job after twenty years of loyal government work. The difference is, I begged and pleaded for several years for updated training to no avail. My IT manager kept saying he couldn't afford for me to be gone for weeks at a time because we were so short staffed. Now, they are without a network administrator and have only three engineers to serve 2600 clients instead of four. And I am still out of a job.
I decided to take some time off from the work force and get my schooling on my own. Though it is a financial burden, it is a must for this field. As you said, it doesn't matter what you know, only what you can prove you know.

Jim

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Goevrment IT

by hiamar_bhardwaj In reply to Make career management pa ...

The article was nice eye opening for a person like who has made big dreams and not plan to pursue them.

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You must make time...

by mlayton In reply to Make career management pa ...

...my typical day is a minimum of 10 hours - 8 hours working at my job and 2 hours career management, whether its reading articles, updating resumes, etc. I pursued certifications on my own when the company would not pay or spare the time - night/weekend classes have been a godsend, and the new developments in online learning could really be an asset to people. If you are not doing this sort of basic management of the direction you want to go in, you may find yourself without direction at a critical career juncture.

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