This is the next blog post in the career tip series from noted IT professionals. The last ones were from Mike Stonebraker widely regarded as the world’s foremost pioneer on RDBMS and Richard Giles, a noted author and leader in Web 2.0 media and blogging.
Rand Morimoto: “The IT industry is full of opportunities, still the Wild West where someone who wants to take a few chances can make quite a name for themselves…”
“As the IT industry matures, the experts that are emerging have a blend of both technical skills as well as professional skills such as communications, project management, and inter-personal relationship skills.”
“Some industries you have to work in the field for 20-yrs before you reach a point of seniority, in the IT industry, some of the top experts have only been involved in the industry for a few years. It’s an industry where skills and abilities are recognized as rewarded…”
Rand Morimoto’s profile:
Rand has been in the computer industry for over 25-years and is an internationally known public speaker and author of several books ranging from security, Microsoft Windows networking, Microsoft Exchange messaging, and B2B business transactions.
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My view on Rand’s third tip: IT is a land of golden opportunity however you must combine your IT skill set with other attributes such as in Rand’s second tip and you must take on challenges as in
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