Chapter 4. Defining Yourself: Aptitudes and Desires
Defining What You Do by Defining What You Are
Although many are excited about the prospect of a career in information technology (IT), many do so 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.
On the other hand, 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, in turn increasing your enjoyment and performance on the job.
You’ve probably heard the question your entire life: ...
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