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 Phoenix:
"Get More Certs."
Be less friendly with employees.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Seattle:
Stay on top of the technology.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Norridge:
"Question Everything."
1. Set clear goals and set clear standards for your team. (AND address an employee who isn't meeting a high bar immediately.) 2. Think about what your team shouldn't be spending time on. 3. Look for trouble. (Know that you're going to have to fire/layoff people, but treat people with compassion) 4. You can't give enough SINCERE positive feedback. (employees will sense the sincere part)

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Benito:
"Learn as much as possible."
Research new technologies as part of your daily work routine. Make it high priority.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Benito:
"Learn as much as possible."
Take the time to research new technology as part of your work routine. Make it mandatory.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in New York:
"Ask questions."
You have three jobs: the job you are paid to do, constantly surveying the field, and predicting what you will need to be doing in 3 years.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Buzzards Bay:
"Negotiations are key."
When you are negotiating a job, it is critical to negotiate the salary as best you can. If you take low paying jobs, it is an easy way to remain underpaid. Don't be afraid to look for new jobs all the time, and go for any opportunities you think may be better for you.