The IT Career Builder’s Toolkit – Free Chapters

Below you will find a summarized list of free chapters for
The IT Career Builder’s Toolkit:
Your Complete Guide To Building Your Technology Career In Any Economy

I wrote the book from the perspective of someone who works in the industry – not as an HR expert or writing from theory.  It started as a series of articles I wrote in my career column for Power Media Group starting back in 2001.

You can pick it up at
Amazon, Cisco Press, or informit.

The IT Career Builder's Toolkit

Eventually, readers and others on the now defunct Cramsession discussion boards asked for a guide or Toolkit of career development advice.The chapters are provided for free – something I had requested from Cisco Press from the start.  My philosophy is that book people want books -if my content is good, you’ll buy it.  If you are not a book person, you won’t.  But having it available gives you access to it and you might pass it along to someone who is a book person.

Part I   An Introduction To Career Building

Chapter 1   The Toolkit Approach to Career Development
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156069

Chapter 2   Career Building Defined
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156070

Chapter 3   Information Technology: A Great Career
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156071

Chapter 4   Defining Yourself: Aptitudes and Desires
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156072

Part II   Filling Your Toolkit

Chapter 5   Self-Assessment
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156073

Chapter 6   Attitude
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156074

Chapter 7   Communication Skills
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156075

Chapter 8   Technical Skills
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156076

Chapter 9   The Cover Letter
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156077

Chapter 10  The Résumé
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156078

Part III   Putting Your Toolkit to Use

Chapter 11  Breaking into IT
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=363894

Chapter 12  Building an Active Contact List
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156079

Chapter 13  The Job Search
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156080

Chapter 14  The Interview
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156081

Chapter 15  Salary Negotiations and Employment Agreements
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156082

Chapter 16  On-the-Job Promotion
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156083

Part IV   More Options to Build Your Career

Chapter 17  The Boundaries and Benefits of Working at Home
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156084

Chapter 18  The Toolkit Approach to Consulting
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156958

Chapter 19  The Move to Management
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156959

Part V   The Value-Added Technologist

Chapter 20  Make Yourself Indispensable
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156960

Chapter 21  Concept Over Process
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156961

Chapter 22  The Role of Mentoring
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1156962

Chapter 23  Financial Control

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