Managing Your Technical Career2

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Managing Your Technical Career2

  1. 1. Managing Your Technical Career Kim Smith-Rohlfs, Technical Recruiter SoCalTechRecruiter 760-207-6983 kim@socaltechrecruiter.com SQL Saturday #157 1 09/15/12
  2. 2. About me Technical Recruiter 15 Years of Experience Contract & Permanent Placement Corporate & Agency ExperienceSQL Saturday #157 2 09/15/12
  3. 3. Agenda Introduction Importance of planning What’s important to you Types of opportunities Stress-free job hunting Q&ASQL Saturday #157 3 09/15/12
  4. 4. Importance of Planning Your Career More control More money Greater job security Greater job satisfactionSQL Saturday #157 4 09/15/12
  5. 5. Things to consider What is important to you  Must haves, Nice to haves Salary requirements Type of company To relocate or not to relocateSQL Saturday #157 5 09/15/12
  6. 6. Should I stay or should I go? It’s a personal thing Signs you should be looking for a new job Don’t leave when you are angry Don’t leave until…SQL Saturday #157 6 09/15/12
  7. 7. 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?SQL Saturday #157 7 09/15/12
  8. 8. Types of Opportunities Full-time Internal Resource Consultant ContractorSQL Saturday #157 8 09/15/12
  9. 9. Management vs Individual Contributor Personal preferences Pros & cons Blended positionsSQL Saturday #157 9 09/15/12
  10. 10. Stress-Free Job Hunting Making a name for yourself LinkedIn User Groups Community projectsSQL Saturday #157 10 09/15/12
  11. 11. Networking Special Interest Groups (SIGs)  SQL Saturday  San Diego SQL Server User Group http://www.meetup.com/ San Diego Tech Scene  http://www.sdtechscene.orgSQL Saturday #157 11 09/15/12
  12. 12. Job Boards www.indeed.com www.dice.com www.careerbuilder.com Niche sitesSQL Saturday #157 12 09/15/12
  13. 13. Thriving vs surviving Keep abreast of technology Consider certifications Additional training Network within your company Consider internal transfersSQL Saturday #157 13 09/15/12
  14. 14. Questions? Free resume review or if you have any questions:  Email me at kim@socaltechrecruiter.com  Call me at 760-207-6983Thanks for attending!SQL Saturday #157 14 09/15/12

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