Five Ways to Boost Your Value Without IT Certifications

  • By

    Sharon Linsenbach

    | Posted 2008-07-30

5 Ways to Boost Your Value
Without Certifications

1. Build your Reference Base

Unless you're an absolute ogre, this should be easy.  You need folks who will vouch for you, whether you're transitioning outside your current company or aiming for an internal promotion, so it's important to build trust and respect with your peers, bosses and associates. As a part of this effort, focus on improving your communication skills. Don't be a jerk, deliver on your promises, go above and beyond when you're asked to perform a task.

Sharon Linsenbach Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at Sharon.Linsenbach@ziffdavisenterprise.com.

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