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CIOs share key best practices for IT leaders looking to level up with a mix of technical and business credentials aimed at growing their CIO role.

With the technology landscape in constant flux, getting certified on the latest tools and techniques can be a valuable way to advance your career - even for IT leaders.

Typically, CIOs consider certifications as a means for training up IT staff on vital skills around key initiatives such as cybersecurity, data analytics, AI, or the cloud. But certificates, even technical ones, can be an important part of any IT leader's career journey, giving them hands-on experience, strategic insights into emerging technologies and methodologies, and the possibility to grow their peer network.


A shorter workweek is not necessarily the key to reducing team stress. Consider addressing these underlying problems first

The pandemic has forever changed the workplace, causing many in the tech industry to now question the traditional five-day workweek. One proposed solution is a four-day workweek, which some believe promises to redefine workplace productivity and employee happiness. Research shows those working four days per week report higher well-being, less burnout, and improved productivity.

But the four-day workweek is not a one-size-fits-all model, and adopting one could be detrimental to teams that overlook underlying issues in their workplace culture. In cases where teams experience high friction in their development processes, compressing the workweek and removing flexibility may exacerbate burnout.


Top 2022 IT Certifications To Advance Your Career
InformationWeek, June 17th, 2022
One tried and true way for IT professionals to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack is to earn certifications in critical infrastructure technologies.

While opportunities abound in today's dynamic job market, the volume of competition for any given IT opening can be enormous. Job sites such as LinkedIn can be humbling. Who wants to be just in the top 20% of the 750 candidates that have already applied for a job? One tried and true way for IT professionals to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack is to earn certifications in critical infrastructure technologies.

That point was hammered home in a recent 'Upskilling IT 2022' report by the DevOps Institute. 'IT professionals ultimately control and manage their own upskilling journeys - and recruiting trends show that building critical skill sets is a worthy personal investment,' said Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute.

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