Boost your Career and Reduce Stress

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Do "More with Less"

With more and more organizations embracing the "Do more with less" IT attitude, IT professionals are perpetually putting out fires.

Buried in keeping up with the day to day it's almost impossible to keep up with the latest industry news, tech or best practices.

How can you be expected to upgrade your skills and build your career with so many competing priorities?

Here are 7 ways IT meetups can help build your career and reduce your stress:

1. Learn about new solutions

When you've been in an organization for awhile you get accustomed to certainly practices and software. Apart from going to industry trade shows or combing through online articles wouldn't be great to find out what fellow IT peers are using in the real world? You may be pleasantly surprised.

2. Make new friends

The older we get, the harder it is to meet like minded individuals. IT meetups are an excellent way to meetup fun, down to earth people that share your technology interests

3. Build your professional network

Having a professional network can improve your career on several levels. A professional network can help you access "hidden" employment opportunities, receive or provide mentorship or find qualified and friendly staff or team members.

4. Build your career

If you are starting out your IT career or are stuck in a bit of a rut, speaking to those who've been there before is valuable. Sometimes it takes someone looking on the outside in to get a new perspective on moving forward.

5. Sometimes you just need to vent

Have a user that's driving you up the wall? Busting your butt everyday but feeling unappreciated? We've all been there and are happy to lend a sympathetic ear.

Make the time to invest in yourself by attending an IT professional meetup. You are worth it.

* again another one i found here and thought so good it needed sharing again

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