14 ways to take your IT career to the next level

Trying to climb the corporate IT ladder is tough enough, but differentiating yourself from the pack is even tougher. Learn what it takes to build a plan for success and get ahead as an IT pro
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It's been a good year for the technology field with experts reporting that 10 percent of all new jobs in June were within the tech market--a trend expected to continue through 2013. This is good news for those IT professionals thinking about moving up, changing positions, or finding a new job. But to make those moves possible, you need to make yourself more valuable to employers.

According to CIOs, career consultants, and experts, just showing up and doing a great job isn't enough. You need to show a dedication to professional growth and the ability to evolve with technology. The blueprint for success may vary from company to company, but the items in this slideshow will help you succeed.

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