The economy’s recovery is creating new professional and career opportunities for IT leaders and workers, but the best job for you might be your current one.
What all this means is that not only are you likely to see an uptick in the demand for IT skills, but now may be the time to revisit some of those bold ideas you had before, but couldn't get funded. You may be able to create the very best opportunity for yourself at your present job right now.
It’s Not Just About You
The overall increase in business investment and resulting IT expansion means new projects in need of new managers. It also means new teams in need of new leaders, new responsibilities to delegate and new things to learn. All the things your IT team members want most. All the things you, as their leader, want to give them.
After all, it’s your duty to look out for your people. And since some of your team members may also be reading this article, make sure you let them know there are lots of good opportunities for them at their current job. Help them see there is room for them to grow as your organization will be making new investments that will generate opportunities for professional and career growth.
What? You can’t say that?
You don’t know what investment opportunities are on the horizon for your company that will generate new opportunities for the IT team?
Now, that’s a really big problem. Because without that, there’s no opportunity for IT people. Fortunately, we’ll discuss how to deal with that problem in the next installment of this two-part series on the hot IT market.
About the Author
Marc J. Schiller has spent more than two decades teaching IT strategy and leadership to the world’s top companies around the globe. Through online courses, speaking engagements and corporate consulting, his company educates IT pros at all levels how to be more effective, influential and successful in their IT careers. Get access to free videos and a free excerpt from his book, The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders, at www.marcjschiller.com/resources.
This article was originally published on 09-06-2013