Surviving IT: Essential Advice for Building a Happy and Healthy Technology Career (Paperback)
Getting into the IT industry seems like a great choice for people who love technology. But things can start to look a lot less fun when you're on the inside. If you don't know how to navigate the industry, it's easy to find yourself:
- Stuck in the same job for years, with no idea how to get to the next level
- Working long hours to get everything done
- Tired, stressed, and always on the verge of burnout
It doesn't have to be that way though.
From help desk, systems admin and engineering, to consulting, managing, training and technical writing, Paul Cunningham has worked in almost every area of the IT industry over the past 20 years.
Like most people in the industry, he's experienced stress and burnout. And he's had his fair share of jobs go bad due to downsizing, outsourcing, and bankruptcy. Over the years he's developed a number of key strategies and mindsets that have allowed him to forge a successful career in IT; one that allows him to lead the life he wants for himself and his family.
Surviving IT shares those strategies and much more. It's an essential guide for technology professionals looking to build a healthy, happy and fulfilling career.
Paul Cunningham is an independent writer, speaker, trainer and entrepreneur who lives with his wife and two children in Brisbane, Australia. Connect with him via paulcunningham.me.