What IT Professionals Can Learn From the Oscars

By Marc J. Schiller  |  Posted 03-06-2014 Print

If you want to receive recognition for your accomplishments in IT, there's nothing like the satisfaction of receiving an award from your peers in the industry.

Ellen Degeneres, 2014 Oscars

Since there isn't all that much competition at the moment, it means there is a tremendous opportunity for the IT people who have a good story to tell and can muster up the courage to overcome their internal barriers and let themselves step up to receive the praise they deserve.

There is, I suppose, one excuse for not applying for industry recognition that holds any validity: a lack of knowledge about the award opportunities. With all that's happening in our industry, it can be difficult to stay abreast of all the award opportunities.

Free IT Industry Awards Information

As all of those Hollywood celebrities who put themselves on the line last Sunday could tell you, you will never receive the full recognition and rewards for your hard work unless you are willing to reach out and apply for the rewards. Today is your day to reach out.

To support you in moving your career forward, our team has created a spreadsheet of all of the important opportunities for IT peer recognition in 2014. Simply contact us here, and we’d be glad to send the awards spreadsheet to you for free!

Photo credit: Ellen Degeneres, host of the 86th Oscars. Copyright: Michael Yada/A.M.P.A.S.

About the Author

Marc J. Schiller has spent more than two decades teaching IT strategy and leadership to the world’s top companies. Through online courses, speaking engagements and corporate consulting, his company educates IT pros at all levels on how to be more effective, influential and successful in their IT careers. Get access to free videos and an excerpt from his book, The 11 Secrets of Highly Influential IT Leaders, at www.marcjschiller.com/resources.

To read his previous CIO Insight article, "Building the Right Business Relationships," click here.


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