Growing Your Career in Technology

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Growing Your Career in Technology

Authors: Jason Alba, Dan Appleman

This path will talk about how to grow your career in technology. We will cover how to get ready for a promotion, benefits of professional networking, different career strategies, and more.

  • How to get a promotion
  • How to manage your career
  • What the future holds in technology careers
  • Different survival strategies for technologists
  • How to communicate with leaders
  • How to be a great mentor

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Growing Your Career

This path will talk about how to grow your career in technology.

How to Get Your Next Promotion

by Jason Alba

Dec 27, 2019 / 2h 5m

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Description

In this course, we talk about your career roadmap, and going from that roadmap to a plan you can implement. We talk about the soft skills to work on, and how to work on them, as well as how hard skills factor into your promotion. We talk about exceptions and issues as you move forward with your plan and promotions.

Table of contents
  1. Your Career: Where You Are and Where You Want to Go
  2. The Plan: How to Get There
  3. Soft Skills: How to Prepare for Your Next Role
  4. Hard Skills: How to Prepare for Your Next Role
  5. Where Do We Go from Here?

Career Management 2.0

by Jason Alba

Sep 4, 2020 / 2h 18m

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Old methods of job search and job security are simply outdated. In this course, Career Management 2.0, you’ll learn foundational knowledge to have a fulfilling and rewarding career. First, you’ll explore the new way to manage careers, starting with personal branding. Then, you’ll discover networking principles to help you expand your network with the right people. Finally, you’ll learn about tools and tactics to implement career management practices. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to really manage your career to minimize time unemployed, or underemployed.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction to Career Management
  3. Your Personal Brand
  4. Networking and Relationships
  5. Tactics and Tools

The Hidden Secrets of Technology Careers

by Dan Appleman

Feb 7, 2020 / 2h 38m

2h 38m

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Having a career in high tech is awesome. You get to work with and be part of creating new technology. You get to solve problems and help make the world a better place. You get to work with smart and interesting people. And the money is good. But there are hidden secrets to technology careers as well, things rarely discussed that are not taught in school. There are opportunities, tricks and traps that most people learn about over time - sometimes the hard way. Now is your chance to learn from other people’s mistakes. You’ll leave this course with a deeper understanding of what drives your career, and what it looks like from your employer’s perspective. You’ll discover that in many cases it is possible to predict the future, and embrace it or avoid it – depending on what is coming your way. You may lose some illusions, but you’ll find that reality in most cases, is even better. And if it isn’t, you’ll have some solid strategies to deal with it.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now
  3. Shiny Tech Things
  4. Human Resources (That Means You)
  5. Corporation Is Not a Dirty Word
  6. The Best of All Possible Worlds

The Future of Technology Careers

by Dan Appleman

Feb 7, 2020 / 2h 26m

2h 26m

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What will your career be like a decade from now? Many of us don't even ask this question. But if you don't plan for the future the chances of your future being one that you like becomes a matter of luck. Your future is far too important to rely just on luck. In this course, The Future of Technology Careers, you'll gain an understanding of the forces that drive technology careers - innovation, obsolescence, and economics. You'll learn how to see beyond marketing hype to anticipate the likely success of a given technology. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and understanding needed to apply long term planning to your career even though you can't predict the future.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Futurology Is a Science?
  3. Things We Know Will Happen
  4. The Trend Is Your Friend - And a Very Twisted Friend Indeed
  5. Winners and Losers
  6. Technologies of the Future
  7. Long Term Strategies

Career and Survival Strategies for Technologists

by Dan Appleman

Dec 13, 2019 / 3h 10m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Finding Career Success
  3. The Just-in-time Technologist
  4. The Tech Career Life-cycle
  5. Beyond Technology
  6. On the Job
  7. Evaluating a Job Offer
  8. You and Your Money
  9. Other Topics

How to Be a Great Mentor: Get More out of Mentoring

by Jason Alba

Dec 19, 2019 / 1h 37m

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In this course, we talk about the power of mentoring and, specifically, your role as a mentor. We discuss creating a proper foundation so that you can have optimal communication and direction with your mentee. We talk about your role and how you can prepare to be a better mentor. We talk about mentor meetings, what you can do to enhance them, and communication between the meetings. We wrap-up with ideas on ending the relationship and what to do after the formal mentor meeting. If you implement the tactics from this course, you should avoid some of the common mentoring pains and pitfalls that other mentors/mentees face.

Table of contents
  1. You’ve Been Asked to Be a Mentor, Now What?
  2. Meetings and Communication as Mentoring Tools
  3. Wrapping-up the Mentoring Relationship
Learning Paths

Growing Your Career in Technology

  • Number of Courses6 courses
  • Duration14 hours

This path will talk about how to grow your career in technology. We will cover how to get ready for a promotion, benefits of professional networking, different career strategies, and more.

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