in times of outsourcing

and offshoring, work means much more than doing your job.

6 tips to keep you working:

  1. Do not plan to write code for your entire career – code is a commodity and can be created by others for much less money
  2. Learn to communicate effectively – develop your public speaking and writing skills
  3. Develop people skills – the person that can pull teams together, support communication is very valuable
  4. Move into the “people” part of the business – learn how to deal with customers, work with vendors and interact with management
  5. Learn how to sell – bringing in new business is part of an employee’s responsibilty in a highly competitive market
  6. Consider consulting

Source: Viewpoint, Save Your Job, Howard Adamsky, Software Development Magazine, January 2005, page 14

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