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    • Technical Careering Robert Merrill Technical Account Manager SOS Technical
    • Brief Introduction
        • www.sostechnical.com
        • 801-426-6120
        • [email_address]
        • Blog: www.utahtechjobs.com
        • My Background
        • Why I’m here today…
    • One thing I wish I understood then… “ If you want things to change, you have to change. If you want things to get better, you have to get better.” - Jim Rohn
    • Today we will cover
        • A Little Philosophy
        • Common Traits of Water-Walkers
        • What Recruiters are Good For
    • Philosophy…
    • One thing I wish I understood then… “ If you want things to change, you have to change. If you want things to get better, you have to get better.” - Jim Rohn
    • Philosophy…
        • “ You are paid according to the value that you bring to the marketplace .” - Jim Rohn
          • Value: Why are you irreplaceable ? (do you want to be known for that??)
          • Value: Companies only hire when they have problems to solve.
            • Be a better problem-solver!
    • Common Traits of Successful Professionals
    • Four Main Traits:
        • Professional Development
        • Personal Development
        • Awareness & Understanding
        • Well Connected & Sharing
    • Awareness & Understanding
        • Someone of this caliber will empower others and others will find it “easy to work with them.”
        • These people humbly acquire deep admiration and respect.
        • Attitude: All problems are solvable, but some solutions haven’t been discovered.
    • Networking
        • Key: Easy, Simple, Fits your life
        • Business, not just technical networking
        • Tools:
          • LinkedIn.com
          • JibberJobber.com
          • MySpace/Facebook
    • What Recruiters are Good For
        • Target Practice?
    • What Recruiters are Good For
        • Helping you PASSIVELY seek
        • Getting you IN THE DOOR
        • Getting you INSIDE the manager’s mind
    • How to Manage Recruiters
        • Metadata… what do you want?
        • Straight Stuff
        • Help us when we mess up
        • Put us to work
    • Final Thoughts:
        • Attitude: Problem Solvers
        • Never Complain, Solve
        • We don’t have GREAT because GOOD is too easy. Be GREAT.
    • Questions:
        • What do I need to do different
        • How can I help you?