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Own Your Tech Career

Soft skills for technologists

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Own Your Tech Career: Soft skills for technologists is a guide to taking control of your professional life. It teaches you to approach your career with planning and purpose, always making active decisions towards your goals.

In Own Your Tech Career: Soft skills for technologists, you will:

Define what “success” means for your career
Discover personal branding and career maintenance
Prepare for and conduct a tech job hunt
Spot speed bumps and barriers that can derail your progress
Learn how to navigate the rules of the business world
Perform market analysis to keep your tech skills fresh and relevant

Whatever your road to success, you’ll benefit from the toolbox of career-boosting techniques you’ll find in Own Your Tech Career: Soft skills for technologists. You’ll discover in-demand communication and teamwork skills, essential rules for professionalism, tactics of the modern job hunt, and more.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology
A successful technology career demands more than just technical ability. Achieving your goals requires clear communication, top-notch time management, and a knack for navigating business needs. Master the “soft skills,” and you’ll have a smoother path to success and satisfaction, however you define that for yourself.

About the book
Own Your Tech Career: Soft skills for technologists helps you get what you want out of your technology career. You’ll start by defining your ambition—whether that’s a salary, a job title, a flexible schedule, or something else. Once you know where you’re going, this book’s adaptable advice guides your journey. You’ll learn conflict resolution and teamwork, master nine rules of professionalism, and build the confidence and skill you need to stay on the path you’ve set for yourself.

What's inside
Personal branding and career maintenance
Barriers that derail progress
The rules of the business world
Market analysis to keep tech skills fresh

About the reader
For tech professionals who want to take control of their career.

About the author
Microsoft MVP Don Jones brings his years of experience as a successful IT trainer to this engaging guide.

Table of Contents
1 Own your career
2 Build and maintain your brand
3 Network
4 Be part of a technology community
5 Keep your tech skills fresh and relevant
6 Show up as a professional
7 Manage your time
8 Handle remote work
9 Be a team player
10 Be a team leade
11 Solve problems
12 Conquer written communications
13 Conquer verbal communications
14 Resolve conflicts
15 Be a data-driven, critical thinker
16 Understand how businesses work
17 Be a better decision-maker
18 Help others
19 Be prepared for anything
20 Business math and terminology for technologists
21 Tools for the modern job hunt

About The Author

Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer. He developed the Microsoft PowerShell courseware and has taught PowerShell to more than 20,000 IT pros. Don writes the PowerShell column for TechNet Magazine and blogs about PowerShell at Ask Don your PowerShell questions at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (August 24, 2021)
  • Length: 264 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617299070

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