Look beyond your cubicle

The Packet Pushers Episode 11 (If You Can’t Be Replaced, You Can’t Be Promoted) contains numerous highly valuable career advices. I won’t spoil the fun by telling you what they are (listen to the podcast if you haven’t done so already); I’ll just add one to their long list: always look beyond what you’re doing at the moment. For example, a networking engineer working anywhere near a Data Center environment should be very familiar with the server and storage technologies.

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  1. I just want to add, your career is YOUR problem. Don't rely on your manager, or a your colleagues to keep your career moving. If you ever find yourself thinking "I wish my manager / co-worker / friend / recruiter would give me a chance" then you haven't got the right attitude.

    You won't work for the same company all your life, or the same manager, and you need to take control of your own future.

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Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354, is the chief technology advisor for NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale data communications networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. See his full profile, contact him or follow @ioshints on Twitter.