podcast – Building Your I.T. Career
By Matthew Moran
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Author Matthew Moran, a 20+ year I.T. industry professional, executive, and entrepreneur, provides strategies, tools, and advice on career development, consulting, content strategies, social media and more.
||CleanEpisode 30 – Schedule and Productivity||Summary: A brief overview of things I’m working on and where I’ve been. And then we discuss four big ideas about developing a proactive and dynamic career in Information Technology or anywhere else for that matter. Episode 30: Download here o||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpiside 29 – The Entrepreneurial Careerist Revisited and Where I Have Been||Summary: A brief overview of things I’m working on and where I’ve been. And then we discuss four big ideas about developing a proactive and dynamic career in Information Technology or anywhere else for that matter. Episode 29: Download here o||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 – Career Coincidences and Up Your Numbers||What are Career Coincidences? Career Coincidences are those random moments – events or opportune meetings, where you connect with someone – an opportunity – in a seemingly magical way. You have a connection, a past employer, a shared fr||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 – What’s more important for an IT career, degrees or certifications? Or something else?||This question is repeated nearly daily on discussions forums and with aspiring, and even seasoned, information technology professionals. I’ll give a partial answer in this podcast and propose what is more important than either. Degrees or Certifica||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 – DO NOT withhold information to artificially bolster your value as an IT professional||Are you withholding information about what you, believing you are more valuable if no one else has this information? This is a common practice among IT professionals. It demonstrates a lack of confidence in your actual value to your employer. Do NOT Wi||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 – Learning New Technology and Identifying the Next HOT Technology||Does learning new technology give you anxiety? What about knowing which technology to learn? This discussion will help. Learning New Technology & The Next HOT Technology Listen to episode 25 below of download here. Key Content: Market relevance is im||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 – Permission Granted||Are you waiting for that class next semester or your employer to give you a project and permission to learn new technology? If so, this podcast is for you. I give you permission (duration: 6:46) Listen to Episode 24 below or download here. And you can||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 – Political rants are career suicide||A tightened up and more succinct podcast format. Listening time: 5:29 Listen below or download the episode here: Mentioned (links): Mike Rowe’s Podcast Blog entry: Facebook Political Rants Document: Rules of Engagement for Debate “To the othe||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Project Management Blues||I spoke for the Project Management Institute of LA last week. Topic: Cloud-based Project Management Strategies and Tools. I include music in many of my presentations. The morning of the presentation, I decided to write a Project Management related song||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 Earning a 6 Figure Income in Information Technology||Prompted by a question on Spiceworks – an IT management software and community online. I’ve provided a link to the community. It’s a good place for IT professionals to get advice and meet other IT pros. Episode 21: How to make a 6 figure income i||11/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 My mom, cancer, tennis, and time||Episode 20 Summary In episode 20 of the Building Your IT Career Podcast, I discuss my mother’s passing, how she impacted my career – and life – and what it means for my future. Also, thoughts on time, creativity, and focus. Listen to Ep||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 Refocusing and Re-purposing Your Career||Episode 19 summary I discuss my recent refocus for my own consulting with Pulse Infomatics. I also discuss a young man who was referred to me. He is hoping to break into IT. I offer some advice that he (and other aspiring IT professionals) can use to||8/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 Six Productivity Hacks You Can Start Using Today||Episode 18 Summary In IT we often focus on technology and tools. This episode is about non-technical ways to dramatically increase your productivity. See list below. Listen to the podcast here DOWNLOAD EPISODE 18 Episode links Writer defined and search||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 cloud-based project management and collaboration tools||Episode 17 Summary A discussion about cloud-based project management tools that I use in my consulting and that we teach to clients. Slides and video from one of my presentations on this topic can be viewed and downloaded here. Listen to the podcast he||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 Your Calendar and Maximum Productivity||Episode 16 Summary A discussion about your calendar as your most important productivity tool. Plus some thoughts on focus – for writers, app developers, songwriters… eh.. everybody! Listen to the podcast here. [DOWNLOAD EPISODE 16] News stori||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 – What does proactive mean when it comes to getting the job you want? Other projects?||Episode 15 summary Apologies for the tardiness in posting. I recorded this at my moms but had to help her with some private matters. Microsoft to Slash 7,800 Jobs Facebook adds gender equal icons Taylor Swift won’t fight YouTube YouTube celebrity equ||7/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 – How can you negotiate your salary for a Best Buy, Geek Squad position||Episode 14 Summary Best time for FB posts:Tues/Wed – late morning Combating ISIS Online “Ecosystem” Facebook introduces video revenue share Question: Negotiating Salary for a Geek Squad consulting position Productivity App: Nozbe Listen here: [DO||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 – What would you do with $1,000 dollars and our mantra: Be Proactive! Be Positive! Add Value! Share Opportunity!||Episode 13 summary: Our Mantra and its origin Be Proactive! Be Positive! Add Value! Share Opportunity! Technology News Google’s self-driving cars in Mountain View Selfie sticks banned at Disney World If you were given $1,000 to spend on your career||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 – Relaunch, New Name, and Avoiding the Helpdesk||This is more of an announcement but I do address a reader question about his career. A plan that takes him from help desk intern to CIO. or download Episode 12 here. The podcast has a new name (The Building Your IT Career Podcast), new cover-art, and n||6/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 – Beat The Rush [video]||Note: I am moving to a video podcast format. I have the video embedded below and the audio is still available on iTunes but future iTunes podcast may become shorter video podcast. Episode Summary: Beat The Rush Some advice on having a smoother, less fr||2/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 – How to Get Your Dream Job||Episode Summary Do you have your dream job? Would you like to? A discussion on what it takes to create a dream job. Listen below, download, or subscribe on iTunes. Episode content: How to get your dream job. What is a dream job? Do y||7/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 – Your Personal Declaration Of Independence||In this episode I discuss the Your Personal Declaration of Independence. What is Information Technology all about? Note: I realize I normally post on Wednesday but because I’ve neglected you and due to the July 4th holiday, I am posting on Monday.||7/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 – The Role of Technology||In this episode I discuss the Role of Technology. What is Information Technology all about? Listen below, download, or subscribe on iTunes. House Keeping Book giveaway update. My recent trip to Arizona. My blog entry about that visit. (see video belo||5/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 – Scheduling and Calendaring||In this episode of the podcast, I discuss scheduling and calendaring. I talk about my calendar, Google Calendar and concepts you can use regardless of which calendar you use. Listen below, download, or subscribe on iTunes. EXTRA: A video on using Googl||5/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 – Getting Started In Consulting||In Episode 6 I discuss getting started in consulting by starting part-time, on a shoestring budget, and some ideas on how I won new clients… hint: speaking to technology groups (give high-value, free and useful information) is a great marketing strat||4/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 – Overcome Fear and Your Career||Listen to or download Episode 5 of The I.T. Career Toolkit Podcast below or click on the image to visit the Podcast page on iTunes. We are all Fearful at times. In this episode I discuss how you overcome fear and move forward in your life and career. L||4/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 – Breaking Into I.T.||Some ideas to help you start your career in Information Technology. However, the information may be helpful to those who want to jumpstart a career that has stalled or become stale. Listen below, download, or subscribe via iTunes Free downloadable PDF||3/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 – How Valuable is Your Value||I.T. Professionals often talk about “average” salary for their skillset. Or they talk about their employer not paying them what they are worth? Have you been caught in that trap? The real question you should be asking is whether you are with||3/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 – Some of my projects and what it means to be proactive||Episode 2 of: The I.T. Career Toolkit Podcast Below you can find a player, a link to download the podcast, & information about the episode. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and use the buttons below to share. Listen Below (mp3 download) Or Subscr||3/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 – Introductions and how to introduce technology to youth||Episode 1 of: The I.T. Career Toolkit Podcast Below you will find a player, a download link, and information about the episode. Please feel free to comment, ask questions, and share. Listen below (mp3 download): Episode 1 Summary and links: A Little bi||2/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent podcast for new and veteran IT professionals!
How does this show not have more ratings and reviews??? This guy is very humble, honest and practical in how he talks about IT. He makes it extremely accessible for all types, even if IT is not your thing! I can’t wait for each new episode! Please subscribe, and show this guy some love with ratings and reviews!!! Thank you, Matthew, for providing such valuable information!
Awesome approach to IT profession
This is really awesome podcast. Speaker himself is really honest and dynamic IT professional. It is worth the time of all IT folks to enjoy this podcast.