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  • 1. Managing Your Technical Career Kim Smith-Rohlfs Technical Recruiter The Lawton Group 760-207-6983 [email_address] 07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 2. Introduction
    • Technical Recruiter
    • 13 Years of Experience
    • Contract & Permanent Placement
    • Corporate & Agency Experience
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 3. Agenda
    • Importance of planning
    • Changing jobs
    • Finding your next job
    • Flourishing at work
    • Q & A
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 4. Importance of Planning Your Career
    • More control
    • More money
    • Greater job security
    • Greater job satisfaction
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 5. Should I stay or should I go?
    • It’s a personal thing
    • Signs you should be looking for a new job
    • Don’t leave until…
    • Don’t leave when you are angry
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 6. Things to consider
    • Type of job – Permanent or Contract
    • What is important to you
      • Must haves, Nice to haves
    • Salary requirements
    • Type of company
    • To relocate or not to relocate
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 7. Management vs. Individual Contributor
    • Personal preferences
    • Pros & cons
    • Blended positions
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 8. Contracting vs Full-Time (Permanent)
    • Your personality
    • Financial situation
    • Skill set
    • Professional experience
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 9. Contracting
    • W-2 vs. 1099
    • Should you work with an agency?
    • Marketing?
    • The contractor’s résumé
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 10. Compensation
    • Know what you are worth
      • Salary.com
      • Glassdoor.com
      • Dice.com
      • Payscale.com
    • A word of caution about bonuses
    • Should you ever take a pay cut?
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 11. Finding your next job
    • Working with recruiters
    • Networking
      • In person
      • Online
    • Job boards
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 12. Recruiters – Friends or foes?
    • Types of recruiters
    • How recruiters work
    • Working with recruiters
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 13. Networking
    • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
      • .NET Developers Group
      • San Diego Tech Scene
      • Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association
      • Association of Information Technology Professionals
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  • 14. Job Boards
    • www.indeed.com
    • www.dice.com
    • www.careerbuilder.com
    • Niche sites
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  • 15. Interviewing
    • Why is this job open?
    • What does it take to be successful here?
    • How big is the team?
    • Where is the team located?
    • What percentage of my time will be spent on each job responsibility?
    • Which responsibilities are of the highest priority?
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 16. Thriving vs. surviving
    • Keep abreast of technology
    • Consider certifications
    • Additional training
    • Network within your company
    • Consider internal transfers
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  • 17. Questions?
    • Free resume review or if you have any questions:
      • Email me at [email_address]
      • Call me at 760-207-6983
    • Thanks for attending!
    07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011