TechNet Magazine: August 2011

hh343288(v=msdn.10).md Editor's Note: Develop Yourself

By Lafe Low

During the sultry days of summer, when things slow down a little bit, it’s the perfect time to reflect, plan and move ahead with your career development. But you’re ultimately going to have to do something that IT guys typically don’t like to do: blow your own horn. You’ll have to assess where you are and where you want to be, devise and execute on a plan to get there, and, along the way—every step of the way—you’re going to have to be your own best PR guy. Read more…



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