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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D">How to move up?  Here  is my perspective as an employer and small business owner.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D"> Realize that it isn’t about you, it is about your company or organization.  You are employed to serve the company, the company isn’t there to serve
 you.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D">Demonstrate this through your work ethic.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Never be late.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Always go the “extra mile”.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Don’t ever say “It’s not my job”.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D">Show initiative.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told my employees when they ask me a technical question.  “I don’t know the answer, Let me
 Google it for a while and I’ll get back with you”.  If I’m feeling frustrated at the time I may say “You know, you have the fastest Internet connection in the area, and the world’s greatest research tool in the history of man at your desk.  Why don’t you look
 for the answer, and, after you find it, ask me if what you found is the right solution”?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D">Constantly upgrade your skills.  You will be more useful to your company when you know and are competent in more skills.  This will require that
 you sacrifice some of your personal time for study and experimentation.  Skip some games and TV shows and improve your skills.   If you like what your company does, figure out the skills they use and need and learn those skills.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D">If you do these things your worth to the company will become evident.  They will either give you a raise or you will move on to a company that appreciates
 your skills.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D">Memorize point 1.  It is really important.  If you don’t get that you will never advance.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""> chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Jonathan Burishkin<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Thursday, October 04, 2012 12:40 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> chugalug@chugalug.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [Chugalug] Whats the best way to move up in IT field?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">What do you consider the best way to move up in the IT field?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">I am working is an IT Support Specialist, basically Help Desk type of work, but I do a bit more then that. Ive professionally worked in this field only about 2 or so years, although I have lots of experience experimenting and messing around
 with computers for many years (15 or so?).<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Ive herd through a few people that have good IT jobs that Certifications and experience is the way to go and they mainly look for experience.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Through Certifications?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Through Associates Degree?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Through Bachelors Degree?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Through Experience alone?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Other ways?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">-- <o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Jonathan Burishkin<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">706.876.8414<o:p></o:p></p>
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