I have lots of conversations with colleagues and acquaintances in my professional community about career paths. The question that inevitably comes up is whether they should continue down their certification path with specific vendors like VMware, Microsoft, Cisco, and Oracle, or should they pursue new learning paths, like AWS and Docker/Kubernetes?
Unfortunately, there is no answer that fits each individual because we each possess different experiences, areas of expertise, and professional connections. But that doesn't mean you can't fortify your career. Below are tips that I have curated from my professional connections and personal experiences.
As organizations embrace digital transformation, there are three questions that every organization will ask IT professionals:
How you respond to these questions will determine your future within that organization and in the industry.
So what do you think of my curated tips? What would you add or subtract from the list? Also, how about those three organizational questions? Are you being asked those very questions by your organization? Let me know in the comment section.
A final note: I will be at Interop ITX in the next few weeks to discuss this among all the tech-specific conversations. If you will be attending, drop me a line in the comment section and let’s meet up.