Just Five Rules
Self-Coached IT Career Change
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
This book is for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are thinking about changing careers and want to apply self-coaching skills to the process. Readers planning a career transition within the world of IT may also find the self-coaching model of some benefit.
A successful IT career change can be a planned process with some predictable outcomes along the way. However, for many people it often turns out to be a very stressful journey into an uncertain and bewildering future. This is especially so when the career change is involuntary, there is pressure to find a new role fast, and beliefs about what may be possible are too limiting.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
I’ve been through two major career changes - one into the IT world in 1986 and another out of it in 2007 - and also coached a handful of IT people around various career obstacles. In my experience, self-coaching is a vital skill set in helping to navigate the uncertainties of an IT career path.
This book describes that skill set and how to use it, in the form of a simple self-coaching model called “just five rules.”
Effective self-coaching is not an isolated approach and the book also recognizes the contributions that mentoring and career counseling services can give to IT professionals on a career transition path.