Femgineer Friends - Group Mentoring: Preparing for Career Transitions (Session #2)

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Tech professionals who are transitioning between roles and careers are often times unprepared for the transition. In this session we answer key questions that will help them have a smooth transition.

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Femgineer Friends - Group Mentoring: Preparing for Career Transitions (Session #2)

  1. 1. Femgineer FriendsGroup MentoringSession #2 - Preparing for a Career TransitionJune 7, 20131
  2. 2. ‣ Provide ongoing mentorship‣ Meet bi-monthly to address topics that relate to professional development‣ Group of people with common career backgrounds‣ Invite-only‣ Similar next steps‣ Transitioning to a new role‣ Benefits‣ Help & support from your peers‣ Share stories of successes and setbacks‣ Intimate networkingFemgineer Friends2
  3. 3. ‣ Mentor leads a session‣ Mentor may propose a topic or mentees may suggest one‣ e-mail questions to be addressed day before‣ During the session Mentor will provide suggestions, answer questions, andlead an open discussion‣ Decorum of participants‣ Fine to broadcast the topics on social media, but please be respectfulwhen it comes to identifying participants and their identity confidential‣ If you are going to actively participate we suggest you find a quiet andinterruption-free zone‣ Slides will be available online:‣ http://www.slideshare.net/poornimav‣ Recordings will sent out to attendeesHow It Works3
  4. 4. Preparing for a Career TransitionI. What position do I want?II. Do I understand what the role entails?III. How can showcase that I am capable?IV. How do I get the position?V. Do I stay with my current organization or branch out?4
  5. 5. Questions from the GroupQ. If there is an entry level job with a team I like, and pays well enough, arethere any tips and tricks you recommend to evaluating the strength of theopportunity?Q. Do you believe that how a company interviews a developer is a directreflection on what its like to work at a company?Q. Do you have any tips on helping a company value past experience that isntdirectly relevant to the job for which Im being considered?5
  6. 6. Thank you for participating!Session #3 - Mentors & Sponsors: Why You Need Both9am PST June 21, 20136

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