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How to Make the Jump into High Tech

A midcareer switch into high tech often involves several small steps, rather than one giant leap. Here's how to do it:

-- Immerse yourself in technology at your current job, including working on the corporate Web site

-- Assess your tolerance for risk, rapid change, and nontraditional organizations

-- Seek an initial job that uses your expertise or industry knowledge

-- Contact executive recruiters who work with tech companies

-- Visit career-based Web sites, such as Career Mosaic and the Monster Board, which post nontechnology positions at tech concerns

-- Use consulting as a stepping stone into the tech sector

-- Realize that it may take more than one move to reach your ultimate career goal


DATA: BUSINESS WEEK





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