Networking For Geeks

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Networking For Geeks

  1. 1. Networking for Geeks (and other introverts) Kim Smith-Rohlfs Technical Recruiter The Lawton Group 760-207-6983 [email_address] 07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Technical Recruiter </li></ul><ul><li>13 Years of Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Contract & Permanent Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate & Agency Experience </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Why network? </li></ul><ul><li>Online networking </li></ul><ul><li>In person networking </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  4. 4. Why network? <ul><li>Help your career </li></ul><ul><li>Build your reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Business contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  5. 5. Online Networking <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  6. 6. LinkedIn <ul><li>Best for business </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the most from LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Growing your network </li></ul><ul><li>Things to avoid </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  7. 7. Twitter <ul><li>Tweet things of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Use hash tags for your tweets are searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Follow people/companies who are of interest to you </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Things to avoid </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  8. 8. Facebook <ul><li>More social than professional </li></ul><ul><li>Become fans of companies/people that are of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Things to avoid </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  9. 9. In Person Networking <ul><li>Importance of human connection </li></ul><ul><li>Taking away the scary – have a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul><ul><li>Things to avoid </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  10. 10. Networking Events <ul><li>San Diego .NET Developers Group </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego Tech Scene </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Information Technology Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association </li></ul>07/05/11 San Diego Code Camp June 2011
  11. 11. Questions? <ul><li>Free résumé review or if you have any questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email me at [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call me at 760-207-6983 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thanks for attending! </li></ul>6/26/2011 San Diego Code Camp June 2011

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