Chapter 4. Defining Yourself: Aptitudes and Desires

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Defining What You Do By Defining What You Are

Although many are excited about the prospect of a career in information technology (I.T.), many embark on such a career for the wrong reasons. Using income as a primary objective, while ignoring your ability to maintain the level of performance required in the hi-tech sector, can lead to burnout and frustration.

However, income is a powerful motivator and should not be ignored when determining career direction.

Creating a comprehensive picture of your skills and desires allows you to more quickly make career decisions that emphasize those factors, ...

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