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

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