The video below (and deck below that) is from my MinneBar 8 presentation “Managing Your IT Career v5”.
What do I mean by v5? This was the 5th year of doing a career related presentation at this event.
I had a room that sat 40 but as you see in the beginning and as the talk went on folks were standing and sitting on the floor with around 70 taking in the session.
The video starts about 7 minutes into the session that started with this...
I asked, “So what do you want to know?”
And there was silence.
I said, “This is going to suck if you do not ask questions.”
This was the first question asked, “Why do recruiters suck so bad?”
To which the room broke in laughter so what you see is me deep in the weeds of answering the question and some follow up for about 8 minutes.
This was a very informal talk. Yes, “dude”, “sucks” and a couple of inappropriate words were used. More than I would like to have... but it happens sometimes.
And I was a little fired up that day.
Many of those in the room I knew of previous through attending events, Twitter and my recruiting practice so this was like hanging out with friends for an hour while I was able to geek out about stuff I find interesting.
We covered a variety of topics including:
- Working with search and consulting firm recruiters
- What to post as status updates
- Find email addresses of those being researched
- The importance of learning the business side of a company
- Salary negotiation
- Is the grass greener on the other side
There is also a 10 minute Q&A at the end of the video.
After finally giving up the room we brought the Q&A in the hallway. I wish I had the audio for that... there were some awesome questions, interaction and conversation.
The goal of this presentation was to get my IT friends to start taking control of their career versus being reactionary to what is happening in their company and their career path.
If after watching this video and checking out the slide deck you have questions, comments or thoughts about job search, salary negotiations… anything about your IT career send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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