Recently, I was interviewed by Rich Hein of CIO.com regarding 8 ways to get your IT career back on track. One of the things that came out in the article was first how to identify when you might even be off track. For many tech professionals, that is often the hardest part to recognize. We typically struggle to see ourselves objectively, and we often think that the stresses and problems we face in our careers are short-term issues, not necessarily signs of long-term career issues.
Thanks to Rich for including me, and I encourage you to read the article. As much as we might not want to face it, getting an accurate assessment of where we stand in our careers and of where to go from here is priceless: