Can you believe we're already 1/10th of the way through 2014? I hope that doesn't sound depressing. I've already started warning the wife that Christmas is just around the corner. Even though it's months off, the older I get, the faster time seems to pass. I'm just preparing the way, realizing how short time really is.

With that in mind, I'm happy to announce that Spiceworks has just released a polished and valuable eBook that highlights 50 career tips for IT Professionals. The Spiceworks folks asked for submissions and received over 300. I was happy to be asked to be part of the finished product. You can catch my career tip at number 8.

You can consume the report in a couple different ways.

First, the report is downloadable in PDF format here: http://www.spiceworks.com/ebooks/2014-top-it-career-advice/

And, then, it's also available as an online slideshow here: http://www.slideshare.net/SpiceWired/e-book-careertipsfinal

In the offering, you'll find a great cross-section of IT Pros with some extremely useful tips, covering job searching to certifications to the importance of community to common sense things like making sure to label everything. There's something for everyone.