8 Ways to Further Your IT Career
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8 Ways to Further Your IT Career

Further Your IT Career Prospects by applying these 8 strategies
3.4 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,987 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Apply the tips/techniques given to their own IT career
  • Understand how all aspects of their career are important
  • Understand that it is a continuous process to boost your IT career
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Requirements
  • An awareness of technical terms used in IT
  • Preferably should be working already in a company or contracting/consulting for one
Description

To get ahead in today's world in IT you need to constantly be on point and developing yourself. This very short course will give you several IT tips to further your IT career. The lessons can be applied to any IT field. These lectures are bite size but will give you enough leverage to use immediately. 

This course is not a magic booster. It requires constant dedication to the advice given and the benefits will come naturally. It is aimed at all levels of IT experience. The course does assume you have an awareness of technical terms and that you are already working in an office type environment.

At the end of each lecture, tasks are given to help focus you on how to proceed next to further help you apply the tips given.

Remember, IT is a competitive field and standing out from the crowd is more necessary now than ever. Don't get left behind. I look forward to seeing you on the other side.


Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who want to get ahead in their IT field/career
  • Those that want a bite size course and are willing to continuously apply the tips
  • Do not take this course if you are expecting an instant magic booster to your career
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to course
1 Lecture 01:56

Lecture overviews course, what to get out of it and how best to learn from it.

Introduction and welcome
01:56
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Get your business card sorted
2 Lectures 06:20

This lecture covers the importance of having a business card- even in this online age. In fact its actually more critical than ever because of the online factor.

Get your business card sorted
05:42

Tasks for business cards

Activities/tasks for business cards
00:38
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Its good to give
2 Lectures 04:38

Students will learn why its good to give extras when delivering deadlines. We go further and distinguish two different types of extras you can give.

Its good to give
04:15

Tasks for extras

Activities/tasks for extras
00:23
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Company reports
2 Lectures 05:16

This lecture covers why the student should never stop reading up on the company they are working for. It relates this to the classic case of preparing for an interview for a company and how much work you put in for that.

Company reports
04:49

Tasks for company reports

Activities/tasks for company reports
00:27
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Make a blog/Join forums
2 Lectures 07:08

This lecture explains why its good to start a blog and how it can contribute towards you becoming an expert in your field. We also cover why discussion forums are great for spreading knowledge and networking.

Start a blog/Join forums
06:19

Tasks for blogs/joining forums lecture

Activities/tasks for blog/forums
00:49
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Take on any IT project
2 Lectures 04:19

This lecture covers why it is important for students to take on any IT project. In the world of IT, completing projects is essential to get you up the career ladder. Depending on where you work, the scope and breadth of projects available to you might vary but the key thing is, there is always something to take on.

Take on any IT project
03:38

Tasks for IT projects lecture

Activities/tasks for IT projects
00:41
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Experiment with new technologies
2 Lectures 07:04

This lecture covers the benefits of why you should never stop learning in your field. It also takes it one step further by showing you how you can use this to develop yourself and benefit your company which together will enable you to raise your profile.

Don't stop learning
06:18

Tasks for new technologies

Activities/tasks for new technologies
00:46
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Join Peer Societies
1 Lecture 04:50

This lecture covers why it is important for IT workers to join peer societies and how it can help them meet other people to progress their career.

Join peer societies
04:50
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Learn how to talk
2 Lectures 07:46

This lecture will cover why its important to communicate with non IT people and also give some tips on how to do this.

Learn how to talk
07:30

Tasks for this section.

Activities/tasks for this communication section
00:16
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Wrap up to Course
2 Lectures 01:14

Provides a quick career checklist for you to do.

Career checklist
00:08

This lecture wraps up the course.

Wrap up lecture
01:06
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