Ten sure-fire ways to derail your career in IT
Ten sure-fire ways to derail your career in IT.
Definitely can’t disagree with these tips
Participate in IT-related gossip and political spats by spreading rumors and stretching the truth. There’s no need to wow anyone with credibility and trust working in IT.
Accept zero responsibility for security and compliance inside the firewall. Access controls, system hardening and network monitoring are way overrated.
Serve as the lawmaker, the judge and the jury by monitoring employee Internet usage. People need to be controlled and their actions need to be displayed when they step out of line.
Tell your users that they have to back up their own computers, install their own patches and keep their antivirus software up to date. They are their computers after all.
Proudly tell others why your certifications make you a bona fide IT expert. As with the Ph.D., J.D., M.D., and CPA, as soon as others see those letters they immediately know the person is at the top of his or her game.
Don’t set job and career goals for yourself. It’s much easier to achieve the goals of someone else in IT or another business unit. After all, you’re just there to get a paycheck.
Go to business meetings and talk about bits and bytes – encryption this and SQL query that. When no one can understand where you’re coming from, no one will ever truly know what you do.
Don’t network with important people inside your organization and by all means don’t bother attending any after-hours IT events that may cut into your personal time. What benefit is there in going out to meet other people anyway?
Ignore opportunities to streamline IT processes and make technology work more efficiently to support the business. They’re too much of a threat to your job security.
Talk down to people when they come to you with computer problems (à la Nick Burns on Saturday Night Live). There’s no need to earn the respect of lowly network users.