I would like to start this post by introducing [Ask IT Career Coach], a Career Advice Column that offers help, answers or solutions for your most challenging career situations.
This question was submitted by a reader from Johannesburg, South Africa: “What will be a best career move as a Desktop Engineer?”
The Best Career Move For Desktop or Technical Support Engineers
Which Career Are You Best Suited For?
There is no one singular career that works for every desktop engineer, so your first job is to discover the career you are best suited for.
You may move to another related career and become a: network engineer, information security specialist, server administrator, network administrator or you may transition to a career that has nothing to do with desktops, servers, hardware or networking!
How Do You Choose The Best Career?
You can choose the next career move based on what your friends or colleagues recommend for you or based on what is the best-paying job in your field or based on which careers are currently in-demand or in-fashion.
However some of the folks recommending specific careers do so because that is all they have ever know or because they do not know about other alternative career options!
Choosing the next career move based on how much you are paid is not advisable because it leads to career instability and poor performance.
Sooner or later, you will discover that you are not really passionate about the career and you will be unable to advance because of that!
Moving into a career because it’s in-fashion or popular is short-sighted because it results in you doing work that you’re not suited for.
For example, becoming a pre-sales support engineer may be popular in your circle but still be a dumb career move for you because the constant traveling, socializing or presenting demands wears on you!
Do You Know What You Love?
Have you considered moving to a career that you love? If you find yourself unable to take that route, it’s because you have not taking the time to identify what you love doing!
Identify what you are good at
Evaluate the feedback you get from colleagues or co-workers and use that to figure out what you are good at.
Identify your hobbies
Evaluate your productive hobbies or part -time activities and use that to figure out what you like.
Analyze your Strengths and Weaknesses: Don’t just pick a career that you like or avoid careers that you dislike, take a balanced inventory of your likes and dislikes …
Read this post to find out how!
What Is The Best Way To Figure Out Your Next Career Move?
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In this post, I answered the question of which career is the best move after working as a Desktop Engineer.
If you have any question about this, be sure to post it as a comment on this page and I would answer it for you.