Own IT
How to succeed in your tech career
Don Jones
  • MEAP began November 2020
  • Publication in Summer 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617299070
  • 325 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white

This is a fundamental book that any engineer in our industry should add to their library!

Marc-Anthony Taylor
Own IT: How to succeed in your tech career is a guide to taking control of your professional life. It teaches you to approach your career with planning and purpose, always making active decisions towards your goals.

Whatever your road to success, you’ll benefit from the toolbox of career-boosting techniques you’ll find in Own IT: How to succeed in your tech career. You’ll discover in-demand communication and teamwork skills, essential rules for professionalism, tactics of the modern job hunt, and more.

In Own IT: How to succeed in your tech career, you will:

  • Define what “success” means for your career
  • Discover personal branding and career maintenance
  • Prepare for and conduct a tech job hunt
  • Spot speed bumps and barriers that can derail your progress
  • Learn how to navigate the rules of the business world
  • Perform market analysis to keep your tech skills fresh and relevant

About the Technology

Success in a technology career requires more than technical ability. Achieving your career goals takes clear communication, top-notch time and productivity management, and a knack for navigating business needs. These “soft skills” are vital for a well-rounded career in tech, whether as a valuable employee or a successful freelancer.

About the book

Own IT: How to succeed in your tech career is a guide to getting what you want out of your career in tech. You’ll start by defining your ambitions—whether that’s a high salary, a great work/life balance, or something else entirely. Once you know where you’re going, you’ll begin your journey to success with the adaptable advice laid out in this book to help you on your way.

You’ll take a deep dive into the communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork skills that employers prize in technologists, and master “nine rules of professionalism” that will keep you on track through the daily grind. Finally, you’ll pay it forward with advice on becoming an amazing mentor of your juniors, and leader of your peers.

About the reader

For professionals who want to take control of their career in technology.

About the author

Microsoft MVP Don Jones brings his years of experience as a successful IT trainer to this engaging guide. Don is a sought-after conference speaker, career mentor, and author of the international bestseller Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches. He has led dozens of career and job workshops for tech professionals.

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