Invest in Yourself Continuously and Become Passionate About What You Do with Siddick Elaheebocus

Accelerate Your Career Every Week - NOW

Tips & advice for advancing your career. Get my most powerful tips FOR FREE. No spam, ever.

Siddick Elaheebocus

Siddick Elaheebocus. Siddick has worked in the IT industry for 18 years.  He is currently a Director and Technology Strategist for an IT services company based in the French Pacific providing vendor-agnostic digital advisory, professional services and training. Siddick is also a Chartered IT Professional, a long-standing Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), a technology conference speaker and a mentor. As well as a former Microsoft TechIdol winner.

In this episode, Phil and Siddick Elaheebocus discuss how continuous self-development provides security and opens up exciting possibilities. In the podcast, Siddick goes over numerous ways you can do all of this efficiently. They discuss why having a purely technical skillset is no longer sufficient for IT professionals. As well as why failure is not a negative thing.

Subscribe

Siddick Elaheebocus

Resources

Siddick Elaheebocus – Check out Siddick’s YouTube channel!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Invest in yourself continually. Things change fast you never know when your role will change drastically or disappear, and you need to find a new one. Growing your knowledge, skills, and networking will ensure you are ready for the move. You also need to work on your soft skills and personality.
2) If you want to excel in your profession, become passionate about what you do. You will naturally become good at what you do and be inspired to carry on learning and contributing.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

When Siddick took on his first management role he had to learn on the job. The firm he worked for did not provide any formal people management training. Unfortunately, he made a mistake. One that started to impact his professional image negatively. He could not fully fix the issue, so ended up leaving a job he loved. This experience prompted him to learn people skills. Something that Siddick found has helped his career immeasurably.

Career Highlight

Being involved in the launch of the first public cloud in Tahiti is Siddick´s biggest career highlight. There were a lot of challenges, but they succeeded and provided an affordable cloud service. Microsoft uses it as an example and other island nations are replicating it.

The Future

Siddick is excited by the fact that we are on the edge of the next big tech revolution. The availability of cognitive and artificial intelligence, big data and IUD augmented reality will all lead to huge changes.

This is likely to transform the role of most IT professionals. They will still need their technical skills but will also play a far greater role in driving change through innovation. It is no longer sufficient to have only technical skills; you need an understanding of business too

The Reveal

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

When people started to ask Siddick to repair their hardware he became curious about how PC worked which started his IT career.

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

Siddick´s dad told him – work isn´t life.

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

There´s no room for failure. Siddick believes no failure means you are not trying anything new.

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

Siddick would start by working in the cloud, AI or cybersecurity fields.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Building some specialized skills in data center and cloud tech and building a stronger tech community, in his area.

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

Active listening. In the podcast, Siddick shares several examples of how that has helped his career.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Learning from his customers and business partners and working to understand emerging technologies.

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

He loves to travel and spending time enjoying the beautiful island he lives on

Contact The Guest

Contact Siddick Elaheebocus through the following social media platforms:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/siddicke

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddick-elaheebocus

Subscribe

Accelerate Your Career Every Week - NOW

Tips & advice for advancing your career. Get my most powerful tips FOR FREE. No spam, ever.

Privacy Policy

At IT Career Energizer, accessible at itcareerenergizer.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by IT Career Energizer and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at [email protected] 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information.

IT Career Energizer’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • IT Career Energizer needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given IT Career Energizer permission to do so
  • Processing your personal information is in IT Career Energizer’s legitimate interests
  • IT Career Energizer needs to comply with the law

IT Career Energizer will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

Log Files

IT Career Energizer follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website,  IT Career Energizer uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.itcareerenergizer.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.

Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.

Google

https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of IT Career Energizer.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on IT Career Energizer, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that IT Career Energizer has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

IT Career Energizer’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

IT Career Energizer does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in IT Career Energizer. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.