Advanced Careers in IT and How to Get Them

What is your future, in an industry that is constantly upgrading and advancing?
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

This course is specifically for professional who are ready to succeed.

Although test professional examples are used in this presentation; the career strategy and concepts work for developers, business analysts, program managers and many other IT roles.

In March of 2014 – Triangle Information System Quality Association 2014 held their IT Conference.It was a great event and had several tracks discussing the future of the IT industry in general.The unanimous consensus was that IT and Testing is NOT Dead – but it is changing.

This discussion starts where the conference left off. We’re taking that next step from the future of the Software Industry in general – to your individual career path in IT. If the industry is constantly changing and advancing, what does that mean for our professional and career advancement in this field?

What does our career paths look like?

And what do we have to look forward to in advancement and promotion opportunities?

This course will open some doors that you may not have been previously aware of and even shine some additional light on opportunities that you were aware of.

What are the requirements?

  • No formal course requirement required
  • Desire to advance in your profession
  • Ability to outline your career goals and professional development plans

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the future changes in the IT Industry
  • Understand your career and professional goals
  • Create you individual career strategy
  • Build your entourage and support group to get you there
  • Review the 10 most resilient career positions in IT

What is the target audience?

  • Individuals interested in excelling in their chosen profession or business

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
01:54

This presentation is specifically for professional who are ready to succeed.

Although test professional examples are used in this presentation; the career strategy and concepts work for developers, business analysts, program managers and many other IT roles.

00:24

Before we get started, please take a moment to outline what you are willing to do to achieve your career goals. Use this 1-page worksheet to help clarify your intentions.

Download the form from the supplementary materials section.

Section 2: Career Advancement in IT
13:19

This presentation is specifically for professional who are ready to succeed.

Although test professional examples are used in this presentation; the career strategy and concepts work for developers, business analysts, program managers and many other IT roles.

11:26

Once you have your career goals defined and your CPS set, you can now create your Career Strategy.

You will have lots of resources at your disposal for creating your career strategy.Your manager, your hr representative, your mentors, your heroes, your co-workers, your favorite authors and experts.

06:00

Use your resources to help complete the following:

  • Identify skills gaps
  • Outline how to fill those gaps
  • Route a path to your destination
  • Line-up the appropriate coaches and mentors
  • Document your Individual Development Plan
02:45

Take a break with some inspiring quotes and messages.

Enjoy.

11:37

The bigger Game –

All the paths that we have previously discussed are certainly doable in e and 5 years out.

But at the start of this journey, we talked about making out mark with our 15 year goals.

If we’ve been talking about things that we can accomplish in 3 and 5 years time – what kind of things should we be dreaming about for our 10 and 15 year goals?

Well - The 10 and 15 years out needs to be bigger.

For instance – instead of being an expert in your field – Shoot for being an Authority in your area.

Instead of following someone else’s methodology and standard – Create your own methodology and standard.

Instead of reading books on your topic – Author the book that becomes the standard in your field.

Instead of being a consultant – create the certification program which all test consultants want to acquire.

08:32

Some Real World Scenarios

This is part of the program where I go over a few real-world scenarios to show you how all these piece work together in the real world.

We will visit Kelly, Jennifer and Gene.

7 questions

Quick questions to better solidify the material.

1 question

The CIO Journal predicted 10 Resilient IT Career (shared in the next lecture).

Can you guess which they are? Take out your pen and pencils and see if you can guess as many as you can.

03:24

By Rich Hein

http://www.cio.com/slideshow/detail/144663/Top-10-Recession-Proof-IT-Jobs?source=CIONLE_nlt_insider_2014-03-18

Section 3: Additional Reference Materials
01:01

Reviewing these tips does us very little, if we don't take action. Below is a helpful implementation and checklist for your use. Pick an accountability partner with similar goals (check with the people taking this same course), set a regular meeting dates, and review your progress on these times.

Hold each other accountable for each other's goals. It will help.

Use this Career Resolution worksheet to define your goals and line up your entourage of supporters and accountability partners.

02:01
  • Your manager is not responsible for making sure you have a satisfying professional or personal life.
  • Your manager is not responsible for making sure you have a decent work/life balance.
  • Your manager is not responsible for making sure you get along with your co-workers.
  • Your manager is not responsible for making sure you get the proper exposure to other managers and executives to assure that you keep your job.
  • And your manager is not responsible for making sure you understand all of the above.

This is your job. Use this worksheet to stay in control of your career.

00:33

If you are wondering if it's time for your next promotion, career or challenge and are not sure, use this worksheet to help decide.

Download the form from the supplementary section.

00:32

Become the CEO and Rainmaker of your own life. Fill out this checklist to help get you there.

00:38

Reviewing these tips does us very little, if we don't take action. Below is a helpful implementation and profess chcklist for your use. Pick an accountability partner with similar goals (check with the people taking this same course), set a regular meeting dates, and review your progress on these times.

Hold each other accountable for each other's goals. It will help.

Instructions for the worksheet

    1)Review each items and rank your current progress on each item

    2)Don’t get overwhelmed, and just look at the items that you marked at 6, and 7.

    3)Put a plan together the increase just those items at least an 8.

    4)Once those items have moved to an 8, you will see that the others have moved up as well.

    5)Repeat until all items are at least to an 8

1 page

Take time to celebrate your accomplishment by outlining your accomplishments in this worksheet.

Download the worksheet from the Supplementary Material section.

Revisit this course from time to time. As you continue to evolve, your perspective on certain things will also change. And this course will also continue to evolve and change. Check back.

Section 4: Bonus Lecture
01:01

Practice business networking by using this program and contacting your online classmates. These professionals have the same goals and career development plans as you do. Take advantage of those shared aspects to build a strong collaborative working relationship.

07:05

This Laser-Lesson is also part of a larger, comprehensive package. The Laser-Lesson Strategy provides a full road-map to success. You can pick and choose your curriculum OR you can investigate the full package.

The other Laser-Lessons cover

  • Getting that Well-Deserved Raise (Available NOW )
  • 10 Career Boosting Resolutions (Available NOW )
  • 10 Hidden Time Wasters (Available Now )
  • 10 Tips for Telecommuters (Available Now )
  • 12 Tips to Realistic Scheduling (Available Now )
  • Professional Development Toolkit (Available Now )
  • It's a SNAP: Social Media tips for professionals and entrepreneurs ( Available Now <<HERE>>)
  • Leveraging Links - Use your current contacts to get that skip-level promotion (Available Now <<HERE>>
  • Finding Time to Network - (Available Now <<HERE>>)
  • And much more

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Instructor Biography

Laura Rose, Business and Professional Development Coach

About Laura Rose

  • Do you feel pushed and pulled in all directions?
  • Do you find that once you complete one task, 3 more pop up to replace it?
  • Do you ever feel so busy that you don’t even have time to delegate?

The truth is chaos does not have to be a way of life.

Hi, my name is Laura Rose. I am a speaker and author. My background is in time and project management.

I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time to enjoy life even if they don’t have time to learn new technology or train their staff. I have a knack for taking big ideas and converting them into smart, sound, and actionable ideas.

At the end of the day, I give people peace of mind.

Background

Even though Laura excelled in the corporate environment, she felt a calling toward something more.Laura now uses her time management, work life balance and personal development skills as a efficiency coach and Corporate Exit Strategist.Laura Lee Rose helps people blend their goals and dreams into their everyday lives. Laura uses creative transition strategies to help her clients realize what really matters to them. Combining inspired action with practical, tangible techniques easily lead you toward more autonomy, freedom and balance.

If you are ready for your next chapter, learn more about Laura and her products contact her directly.

Some comments from Laura’s clients are below:

Lauren, I love your style. It’s warm, friendly and calm, and you create a safe environment for your clients. There is something very special about you, and the way you work in service of others.

You are a Masterful Coach.

Laura authors many articles and workshops on time management and strategic scheduling (click here for full list of articles) Laura offers one-on-one career and life coaching, small group coaching, seminars and workshops.You can learn more about her at www.LauraLeeRose.com

Personal note from Laura:

Thank you for spending this time to learn more about me and my clients.

My clients and potential clients are, like you, all doing well.But sometimes we want more from life.We feel that these challenging economic times prohibit us from creating the life we were meant to live.

When we integrate all that we are into what we do, we are free from doubt. We are at our best because we are working through inspiration. But it's difficult to follow one's passion, if we don't know what inspires us. Or we can't find the time.

I use my corporate project management, people management and client advocacy background to help my clients identify and tap into what excites and delights them. I help my clients identify, focus and hold onto their dreams. My clients find that by incorporating their passions into their every day, their lives become fuller, more joyous and prosperous. My clients and I use this collaborative relationship, to help define creative and practical approaches to continually and eagerly move forward.

My business is growing quickly through referrals.Please keep me in mind when talking with friends and associates.Once your friends experience this for themselves they will understand the value of coaching.With this in mind, I would like to offer you and your friends the gift of two free sample sessions.

Warmly,
Laura Rose , CTACC
Certified Business and Personal Life Coach

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