DiscoverTech Lead Journal#55 - It's Time to Own Your Tech Career - Don Jones
#55 - It's Time to Own Your Tech Career - Don Jones

#55 - It's Time to Own Your Tech Career - Don Jones

Update: 2021-09-13
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“Decide where it is you’re going and what kind of career you need to live the life you want and aim for that really deliberately. Because if you don’t know where you’re going, then you never will get there."


Don Jones is the author of “Own Your Tech Career” and the VP of Developer Skills at Pluralsight. In this episode, Don explained why it is important for us to understand the career we want and aim to build that career deliberately, instead of keep chasing promotion and more money continuously, and thus winding up in a rat race. He emphasized a few important things as part of owning our career, such as the importance of soft skills, showing yourself as a professional, building a personal brand, and being a better decision-maker. Do not miss a couple of showing up as professional tips that Don adopted from Disney!


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Don Jones’s Bio

Don Jones has been in the IT industry since the mid-1990s, and has worked in roles ranging from software developer to network engineer. He’s most well-known for his work with Microsoft’s Windows PowerShell, and he’s written literally dozens of books on other IT topics. Today, much of Don’s focus is on helping technology professionals become owners of their careers, through books like How to Own Your Tech Career and projects like his Ampere.Club website. You can view Don’s full bibliography at DonJones.com.


Follow Don:



  • Website – https://donjones.com/

  • LinkedIn – https://linkedin.com/in/concentrateddon/

  • Twitter – https://twitter.com/concentrateddon

  • Ampere Club – https://ampere.club




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#55 - It's Time to Own Your Tech Career - Don Jones

#55 - It's Time to Own Your Tech Career - Don Jones

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