UncleB wrote: »
I recommend that rather than concentrating on what specific tech is the next target for your studies, you focus on what it is about these which are meaningful. Are you the burly defender between the business and the evil black hats out there, do you see the code like the matrix and feel at one with the zeros (pun intended) or do you just like the big pay cheque that allows you to be a semi-professional ballroom dancer in your own time.
The essence of this is "know thyself".
NavyMooseCCNA wrote: »
In my situation my company actively discourages me from getting additional certifications. The tuition reimbursement, before it was removed as a benefit, did not cover certifications and only certain academic programs.
TechGromit wrote: »
You have to wonder about the mindset of management, they must subscribe to the if we make them better employees, they will leave for better jobs mentality.
packetphilter wrote: »
I'm curious what people think about significant others' roles in their career achievement. Do you think it helps to have a significant other/family for encouragement, or is it more of a hindrance when trying to find that extra study time?
jelevated wrote: »
Are those who are in engineering/senior roles really winning though? sometimes I can't tell. A desktop support person making $50k but gets to go home and relax, or the engineer making $100k but is constantly on call, working overtime, extremely tough work statement. Sometimes I just don't know.
NetworkNewb wrote: »
Nah, I don't like encouragement. I prefer my wife to put me down and spit on me when I try and study.
SteveLavoie wrote: »
I would simply resume by telling that some people have jobs, working for the next paycheck. Some have career and the will to climb toward a self-defined goal. Other want a career, they want to climb but cannot (lack of talent, lack of drive, lack of luck...)
You know, I am working at a small VAR/consultancy shop. I have starting to work in managing the training of my team (about 10 tech). I have free voucherS from Microsoft and other vendor, but I have yet to find a guy willing to step in and study. I have some Azure cert vouchers and a Sonicwall CSSA voucher FREE for one of my team member. I just need a guy willing to learn... I will have to give another "carrot" to get those certs done.
They are all comfortable with their job... conditions are good, enough work... but they lack passion, they lack drive, they lack vision...
SteveLavoie wrote: »
I have free voucherS from Microsoft and other vendor, but I have yet to find a guy willing to step in and study. I have some Azure cert vouchers and a Sonicwall CSSA voucher FREE for one of my team member. I just need a guy willing to learn... I will have to give another "carrot" to get those certs done.