Plan for Success.
When failure is not an option, a step by step plan for advancing your career must be followed. Failing to plan your career is the same as planning to fail.
Guessing and stumbling your way through your career, is an unnecessary, expensive and time-consuming process. It reduces the chances of success by multiplying the obstacles and difficulties you have to overcome.
Don’t put your fate in luck or chance. Rather, follow a career roadmap or blueprint that can save your time and money or reduce uncertainty.
Information Technology careers are significantly different from careers in other sectors of the economy.
For example, what employers define as formal credentials actually clashes with the definitions of many information technology professionals.
While some professionals say that "just one (1) educational degree is enough", others say that "the more college degrees you get, the better your chances of success" and some have no opinion at all!
In this post, I will say reveal the credentials required for success on your job and explain why they are so important.
Not all experience is created equal. Some types of project experience count as being more relevant than others simply because employers place a higher value on them. Here is why:
Getting experience in areas that require innovation or cutting edge skills for example counts more because that is where a lot of money is being spent and where there is more exposure or risk!
Employers hire those with experience in the types of projects they are financially vested in, so they can increase their chances of success or mitigate risk, makes sense right?
Do You Want To Live An Inspired Life?
First, discover your passion and work a job you really love.
Second, turn your passion into a set of excellent skills using practice tests or quizzes.
Third, bring your passion to the market using Push (emailing your branded resumes) or PULL Techniques (Social Media Marketing).
Here is a question for you; Do You Really Love Your Job?
In a study of how exceptional, world-class or, successful people are produced, Daniel Coyle in his book “The Talent Code” says that it takes a combination of concentrated, difficult, skill-building practice, motivation or inspiration and master coaching to achieve success.
The answer to the question: “Is College Worth The Money?” is YES … so please go to the best college you can afford because there are doors in life that will be easier for you to open if you have a college degree.
That being said, there are pros and cons to attending college and a right / wrong mindset that you need to be aware of.
In a new book, “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,” sociologists Richard Arum of New York University and Josipa Roksa of the University of Virginia, are of the opinion that “College Students in the US are not learning Much“
One of the reasons why professionals struggle with their careers or under-perform at their jobs is that their work or career does not match their personality!
When hiring someone to do job, it’s easy to see what skills and training they have acquired or what types of jobs they’ve previously performed from their resume.
What is not so easy to see is how that same person’s personality traits will fit in with that of other employees or how their personality will thrive on a daily basis after you’ve have hired them.
STOP, if you’re about to register for our training and read this post now because we are only interested in the right type of participants for our online bootcamp courses.
In many ways, we are not like traditional classroom classes or most training schools.
For example, we focus more on experiential learning in the sense that we want you to perform well on the job and not just have a certificate that you can show-off on your resume.
This question is frequently asked by job candidates searching for certifications or training courses they can put on their resume, present to an employer and get a job.
However, the answer to the question: which online courses, certifications, college degrees or classroom courses guarantee a job is NONE!
This type of question is seriously flawed because it assumes that there is something out there … a college degree or online course or certification program, that you can put on your resume and hired fast!
I dedicate a considerable amount of time to debunking myths and half-baked truths. And one about the future prospects of software developer careers has just been ratified!
According to a survey of the best and worst jobs in the United States, Software Engineers will have the best jobs in 2011.
For this survey, 200 professions were analyzed based on their pay, environment, hiring outlook, stress and physical demands using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau and trade association studies.
According to this survey, the high-demand for Software engineering jobs is fueled by the desire for high-tech gadgets, iPods, tablets and other devices.
Life Is About What You Have … And Not About What You Don’t Have!
I get a number of questions along the lines of:
I am 25 / 39 / 50 years old, I don’t have any work experience and I don’t have a college degree.
But I want to become a good business analyst / computer programmer / project manager, what do I have to do?
If you find yourself thinking along those lines, this is what you should do: use what you have to get what you want!
“What is the most difficult challenge facing your career right now”?
Your most difficult challenge may be about how to get a job or how to improve your skills or how to get promoted on the job
Perhaps your most difficult challenge is about how to transition out of or into a business analyst or computer programming or database developer career.
Whatever your challenge is, just go ahead and post it as a comment on this page and I will deal with it for you.
If you are looking for a scientific way to boost your data analysis skills or ace your Data Analyst job interviews, start using practice tests.
Research has shown that practice tests or quizzes improve retention, recall or understanding.
Research has also proven that workers who study and take quizzes have better long-term recall than their colleagues who study without taking quizzes.
Don’t use practice tests only in preparation for certification exams because they are useful for much more than that!
Practice tests or quizzes are effective for improving Data Analyst skills, retention or recall which helps you ace your Data Analyst job interviews!
If you are interested in registering for an online training class, here is some additional information that you need to consider before you sign up for the ongoing SQL BOOT CAMP or BUSINESS ANALYST BOOT CAMP or SOFTWARE DEVELOPER BOOT CAMP.
Career Roadmap and Career Planning
1. The online SQL BOOT CAMP class is for database developers, data analysts, report writers / developers, business analysts or software developers who want to learn or master two (2) core or fundamental programming skills:
a. Relational database design and database development
b. SQL query writing and SQL programming
The training courses at SQL Boot Camp is for data analysts, report
writers, SQL developers, business analysts, computer programmers and database
developers who want to improve their SQL or database skills .
The SQL training courses are a combination of hands-on, practical training
combined with real world projects.
Step By Step Training Courses
You study step by step the concepts you need to master to design efficient,
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and time and from the comfort of your home or office.
The online SQL Training at SQL Boot Camp is an on-going online training session
that you can join at any time.However there is a special that starts today
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This offer ends on March 1, 2008.
The data analyst career is one of the popular Information Technology (IT) career tracks available today.
The term data analyst is loosely associated with business data analysts, systems analysts, database analysts, reporting specialists, data researchers, statistical data analysts or marketing data analysts!
However, in this article, I will explain who a data analyst really is and provide a career roadmap or plan for becoming a data analyst.
Who Is A Data Analyst?
The term data analyst refers to someone who works with data or makes sense of the information buried in raw data or draws inferences and conclusions from it.