Despite your strengths, you can trip up your career advancement if you dread new technologies. Even if you’re a slow learner when it comes to gadgets and software, don’t cultivate an image as a Luddite. If colleagues joke that you’re intimidated by anything invented after 1990, executives may bypass you for promotions. To break through your technophobia, listen to sales pitches by vendors who peddle the latest software and hardware. Ask “dumb” questions and force them to answer you in plain English. Also ally yourself with an information technology expert who can tutor you on new systems.
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