Career and Survival Strategies for Technologists

What does it really mean to have a career as a technologist today?
Course info
Rating
(1398)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 13, 2019
Duration
3h 10m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(1398)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 13, 2019
Duration
3h 10m
Description

A technology career poses challenges that we don't often discuss: How do you keep up with rapidly changing technology? When, and how often should you change jobs? How do you evaluate a job offer? How and when should you move from design and implementation into management, or into some other related career? How do you leverage those relatively high salaries into real financial security? Should you work for a large company? A startup? Or found your own company? This course will help you answer those questions and more, whether you are just starting out or have been working in the industry for decades.

About the author
About the author

Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer, and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle Insights, he is the author of numerous books, ebooks, and online courses on various topics (technology and other). His latest book is "Advanced Apex Programming" - advancedapex.com Personal Website http://danappleman.com.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Dan Appleman, and welcome to my course, Career and Survival Strategies for Technologists. If you're watching this course, chances are you have a technology career. If you're like most of us, you spend a lot of time learning and working with technology. But the career part is an afterthought. It certainly was that way when I started out. I was almost entirely reactive, barely looking beyond my current work, and dealing with opportunities and issues as they came up. Since then, I've had a very diverse career, worn many hats, some of which I'll talk about in this course, and I've learned that building and managing a career is as important as learning and adopting technologies, in some ways, more important, and that's what you'll learn in this course. You'll learn about learning and the various career paths that are common in technology careers. You'll learn about how choice of role and company can impact your career, along with the practicalities of evaluating job offers. And because a key part of any career is making a living, we'll take a close look at the scariest subject of all, money and finance. Whether you are a software developer, working in IT, or an engineer, by the end of this course, you'll learn how to think about and plan your career strategically and will be prepared for common situations that arise in any technology career. Welcome to Career and Survival Strategies for Technologists, here on Pluralsight.