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The Nomadic Developer: Surviving and Thriving in the World of Technology Consulting by Aaron Erickson

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CHAPTER EIGHTYOUR CAREER PATH

In the typical career path of a technology consultant, there are many twists and turns.

Life sure would be easier if the next goal for your career was one, nice, obvious linear path. Sadly, nothing is that easy in the world of technology consulting. You can take solace, though. There are few career paths in which it is really that simple; you certainly are not in the only such occupation. Although many occupations seem to have a clear career path (law associate to partner, for example), even then, modern life conspires to make things more complicated than what most people plan.

The first curve in the otherwise linear path comes in the form of the economic cycle. As covered in Chapter 6, “Surviving,” sometimes you ...

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