Your IT Career Business Plan – Building future career resilience

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.” – John A. Simone, Sr.

You’re happy with your career thus far – that may or may not continue for too long, as external influences beyond your control are likely to make their presence felt at some point.

The reality is that your IT career straddles the business/IT fault line, as outcomes ultimately affect the organisation. Any astute manager who also acts in an IT mentoring role for their staff with a deep understanding of enterprise IT should see this clearly, and the landscape is shifting.

Volatility, uncertainty and financial pressures are the forces behind the business side of the fault line, with the IT side being fuelled by technology innovation, disruption, and emerging technologies. You’ve got to cope with both.

Career agility and adaptability are important factors underpinning your own long term success. The working environment is uncertain, and the likelihood of you prospering in this changing environment are greatly enhanced if you take charge of your own personal business plan.  Treat your career as if you were running your own business, by investing now for events that are likely and inevitable going to cross your path. This at the core of the RLA IT mentoring program

This is more about  equipping you to take advantage of opportunities as they appear.   It’s enjoyable meeting new challenges and as long as these are largely on your terms, you will retain control over your career.

After all, your career is more important than your current job.