Boot Sequence: Strategies to Guide Your Career in Information Technology

Sean Anderson
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 How do you figure out where within the world of IT you’ll be at home? How do you approach a job search right out of school versus midway through your career? How do you stay educated and curious? How do you maintain momentum when you feel like you might stall? You no longer need to lose sleep over any of this.

 

In Boot Sequence you will learn how to:

 

·      Find career peace of mind by having a concrete plan

·      Finally move your career forward by getting a sense of the soft and hard skills you need to master

·      Move up on the professional ladder by striking the balance between competency and character

·      Feel secure in your decisions by learning how to differentiate between a good thing and being stuck

·      Feel valued personally and financially by garnering respect from peers and supervisors

 

Whether you’re just starting your IT career or are an experienced professional looking to pivot, this book will give you the advice between the lines. With chapters covering from certifications to how to find a mentor or be true to yourself, you’ll easily find the path to career success with the help of this guide
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About the author

 Sean Anderson, a 20-year information technology executive and manager, has held key positions at public, private and non-profit organizations. The seasoned and hands-on expert is passionate about information technology and helping young technology professionals define themselves and develop meaningful careers that contribute to advances in the tech industry.

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Publisher
Sean Anderson
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Published on
Feb 25, 2015
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Pages
114
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ISBN
9780692390092
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Language
English
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Genres
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Success
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This content is DRM protected.
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 Do you set goals for yourself only to find they go unmet?Do you recite daily affirmations that never become realized?Do you ever listen to motivational speakers but find you quickly lose your enthusiasm?

How many times have you set out to achieve your goals only to find yourself falling short of the mark? Over the years, we've been inundated by methods of achieving success -- goal setting, daily affirmations, self-help gurus, and subliminal messaging. But these standard techniques have failed us time and time again. So what does work and how do we go about living the life we've always dreamed of having? Is it even possible?

Not only is it possible, with The DNA of Success, it's inevitable. Success is not something "out there" -- it's an inside job. We all possess what it takes to achieve our greatest desires. But first, to find the motivation and direction our lives lack, we need to pinpoint our Core Desires -- those things in life for which we have an intense, unwavering, and deeply felt need. Whether you want to earn more money, establish deeper relationships, boost your self-confidence, or deepen your spirituality, you must first identify your Core Desire -- that intense want that drives you from within.

Do you know what you desire most in your heart?Do you have a sense of what it will take to realize those desires?Are you willing to do whatever it takes?

Jack Zufelt, a top professional speaker and highly acclaimed trainer, knows that all success is a result of the power within us. As The DNA of Success explains, Core Desires are the trigger mechanisms that unleash the Conquering Force. Your Conquering Force is your innate ability to act effectively in a pursuit of your Core Desires. Once you tap into your Conquering Force, you will overcome all obstacles and resistance in your way to achieve amazing results -- every time.

Don't waste your valuable time and energy writing goals, visualizing your success, or repeating mantras -- The DNA of Success smashes the myths of achievement and teaches you to find the cause of success within yourself. Through case histories, business examples, real-life stories, testimonials, success tips, and proven advice, Zufelt reveals the new, in-depth psychology and personal habits that have won him the respect of his colleagues and the praise of the many thousands he has inspired.

 How to succeed after university or college? Becoming successful after university depends on more than just formal education.


Features of Your Guide to Succeed After Graduation includes:

Expert advice from professionals such as career coaches, leaders in career development at the University of Toronto and others

Step-by-step guidance to tackle complicated topics such as tapping into the unknown job network, developing a career strategy, personal branding, balanced living, becoming debt-free, and pursuing your passion

Personal experiences to illustrate the ups, downs, trials and errors


Top 12 Things to Remember from Your Guide to Succeed After University

1) Define your personal brand before someone else does it for you.

Your personal brand is about showcasing who you are, what you stand for, the skill set that you possess, and the promises you make and deliver on.

 

2) Networking is a vital part of success, where anyone can open a door.

People make a difference, so value those two-way relationships

 

3) Guidance is just a mentorship request away.

Mentors come in many forms and can provide guidance and feedback along your career path.

 

4) Job searching is a discovery process.

The process, including rejection, is a continuous opportunity to learn about yourself.

 

5) You define your own success.

You can succeed in any career you choose at any time. Consider a career direction that excites you most and you will inevitably gain value in that direction.

 

6) Know where you want to go, and that there are many paths to get there.

Your career strategy acts as a compass to an engaging and meaningful career.

 

7) Discover your passions; find the right time to pursue them.

Keep your passions in mind as you grow your career and develop - seize opportunities, no matter how unconventional.

 

8) Set S.M.A.R.T. goals to reach smart outcomes

Achieving effective outcomes is a combination of S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) goals, self-motivation, and a personal reward system.

 

9) Take time to take care of yourself and your community.

To maintain your physical, mental, and social well-being, be sure to balance your career and job duties with activities that support yourself and your community.

 

10) Open your mind to a world of perspective.

Living and traveling outside of your community is a great way to expose yourself to new experiences and perspectives, and a great way to build your network.

 

11) Implement creative and practical ways to manage your budget. 

Having a plan to manage your money and pay down your debt will ensure that you are on a solid path to a rewarding career.

 

12) Learning does not end when school does.

After school, actively seek out either formal or informal means of learning to enhance your skill set and to continue your personal development. 


Practical advice that anyone can use, the goal of Your Guide to Succeed After Graduation is to help new graduates become confident in developing successful careers, addressing work-life balance, and other next steps after graduation.


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In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

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How to Develop Self-Discipline, Resist Temptations and Reach Your Long-Terms Goals

If you want to make positive changes in your life and achieve your long-term goals, I can’t think of a better way to do it than to learn how to become more self-disciplined.

Science has figured out a lot of interesting aspects of self-discipline and willpower, but most of this knowledge is buried deep inside long and boring scientific papers.

If you’d like to benefit from these studies without actually reading them, this book is for you. I’ve done the job for you and researched the most useful and viable scientific findings that will help you improve your self-discipline.

Here are just a couple things you will learn from the book:

- what a bank robber with lemon juice on his face can teach you about self-control. The story will make you laugh out loud, but its implications will make you think twice about your ability to control your urges.

- how $50 chocolate bars can motivate you to keep going when faced with an overwhelming temptation to give in.

- why President Obama wears only gray and blue suits and what it has to do with self-control (it’s also a possible reason why the poor stay poor).

- why the popular way of visualization can actually prevent you from reaching your goals and destroy your self-control (and what to do instead).

- what dopamine is and why it’s crucial to understand its role to break your bad habits and form good ones.

- 5 practical ways to train your self-discipline. Discover some of the most important techniques to increase your self-control and become better at resisting instant gratification.

- why the status quo bias will threaten your goals and what to do to reduce its effect on your resolutions.

- why extreme diets help people achieve long-term results, and how to apply these findings in your own life.

- why and when indulging yourself can actually help you build your self-discipline. Yes, you can stuff yourself (from time to time) and still lose weight.

Instead of sharing with you the detailed "why" (with confusing and boring descriptions of studies), I will share with you the "how" – advice that will change your life if you decide to follow it.

You too can master the art of self-discipline and learn how to resist temptations. Your long term goals are worth it. Scroll up and buy the book now.

As a gift for buying my book, you'll get my another book, "Grit: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up."

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