Is Your Dream Job Slowly Turning Into a Nightmare?

Getting into the IT industry seems like a great choice for people who love technology.

But from the inside, everything starts to look a lot less fun.

If you don't know how to navigate the industry, it's easy to find yourself...

  • Stuck in the same job for years, with no idea how to get to the next level
  • Working long hours to try and get everything done
  • Tired, stressed, and feeling burned out

It doesn't have to be that way.

Launching in 2018, Surviving IT is the essential guide for technology professionals that helps you build a healthy and happy career.


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"Maybe this isn't the right career for me after all..."

If you've ever thought that, trust me, you're not alone.

Hi there, my name is Paul Cunningham. I've worked in the IT industry for 20 years, from help desk, to systems administration and engineering, consulting, and now as a trainer and technical writer, and occasional conference speaker.

Has it all been smooth sailing? No way. In fact, I've had my fair share of jobs go bad due to downsizing, outsourcing, bankruptcy, and some that weren't a good fit.

Stressed out? Yep, lots of times.

Burned out? I've been there too.

Ready to quit? More than once.

But I've had a lot of great jobs too. I've worked with terrific colleagues and customers. I've enjoyed a career of fun projects, exciting technology, and even travelled the world.

Technology skills come and go, but what I've learned over the years that will never go out of date, is how to build a career that you love, even in an industry that has a reputation for chewing people up and spitting them out. It comes down to three main strategies:

  1. Decide what makes you happy in your life.
  2. Leverage a career in the technology industry to make that life possible.
  3. Stay flexible enough to deal with the turmoil that will always come your way.

In Surviving IT, I'll teach you how to apply those strategies to your own career, so you can avoid the burnout trap, get the job you want, and enjoy a good life-work balance.