Information Technology (IT) Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Alexandria:
"Strong job growth now and for the long term."
Companies going through business process re-engineering may well look to the information systems manager to deal with change management.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Odessa:
"Expectations."
...hammer them out ASAP...in the interview if you can. Develop a clear line of communication and stick to it, stick to it, stick to it. Especially in smaller organizations when you lack staff to get it all done. Use the communications with your stakeholders to create realistic expectations, adhere to those realistic expectations with gusto, and be absolutely sure to deliver on them.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Tallahassee:
"Look for learning opportunities."
Try to show a willingness to take on tasks in areas where you have no experience.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Austin:
"Manage software and people."
Pros: Minimal micromanagement. Creative freedom.
Cons: Too many bosses. Dinosaur culture.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in New York:
"Finish what you Start."
Always finish with you start and communication and follow up is the key to success.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Philadelphia:
"New job."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Stress, constant issues.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Fargo:
"Keep Learning."
Stay on top of trends. Don't get behind the eight-ball.