Continually Learn and Never Settle For Less with Don Pezet

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Don Pezet

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Don Pezet, the CTO and Lead Edutainer at ITPro.TV. He has been working in the IT industry since 1997 and has been training others since 2001. He is a certified trainer with many vendors including Microsoft, CompTIA, Google and Cisco. His combination of real-world experience, textbook knowledge, and a questionable sense of humour have helped him to entertain and educate thousands of people. Don talks about why it’s vital that we are continually learning throughout our IT journey. He also discusses we should never settle when it comes to our IT career.


Don Pezet


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2 Top Career Tips

1) Always do your best to be continually learning and developing, even in your spare time, which can provide a fun and experimental time. Make IT your passion and always look at what is possible.
2) Never settle when it comes to your career. Some find a comfortable niche and don’t like to be challenged. But the world of IT is one that provides endless possibilities in areas you’re passionate about.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Don worked with a student who did not correctly implement a server and its functionality. This led to a huge loss of data.

Career Highlight

Don has overseen the implementation and creation of many systems from scratch, taking advantage of new technologies and helping to found new ways of working that have lasted.

The Future

The stability of the IT sector. IT is not going away, and will only ever grow stronger and more robust as a sector.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

The potential for experimentation and creativity.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

To apply for jobs you’re not qualified for.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

To get out of IT as it’s not stable.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Don would focus on cybersecurity as it’s become far more important.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Making the training product that he wished had existed when he first began in IT.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Reading and communication.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

By always learning something new.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Reading and experimenting with technology.

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