Gartner Research

Build a Career Profile, Not a Career Path

Published: 24 January 2012

ID: G00228185

Analyst(s): Diane Berry


Change and uncertainty impact the IT landscape and the IT professional's ability to follow a carefully choreographed career path. To survive in this innovative and unexpected environment, IT professionals must build a career profile that positions them for desirable and unforeseen career options.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • The New IT Landscape Challenges Traditional Career Planning
  • Take the Career Profile Approach to Create Your Own Career Road Maps
  • What Makes Up a Career Profile?
  • How to Assess Your Career Profile
  • Case Scenarios — Mapping a Career Profile to Career Options
    • Scenario 1
    • Scenario 2
    • Scenario 3
  • Develop an Action Plan to Strengthen Your Career Profile
  • Conclusion

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