Technical Careering

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Technical Careering

  1. 1. Technical Careering Robert Merrill Technical Account Manager SOS Technical
  2. 2. Brief Introduction <ul><ul><li>www.sostechnical.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>801-426-6120 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog: www.utahtechjobs.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why I’m here today… </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Today we will cover <ul><ul><li>A Little Philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Traits of Water-Walkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What Recruiters are Good For </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Philosophy…
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Philosophy… <ul><ul><li>“ You are paid according to the value that you bring to the marketplace .” - Jim Rohn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Value: Why are you irreplaceable ? (do you want to be known for that??) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Value: Companies only hire when they have problems to solve. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a better problem-solver! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Common Traits of Successful Professionals
  9. 9. Four Main Traits: <ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness & Understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well Connected & Sharing </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Awareness & Understanding <ul><ul><li>Someone of this caliber will empower others and others will find it “easy to work with them.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These people humbly acquire deep admiration and respect. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude: All problems are solvable, but some solutions haven’t been discovered. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Networking <ul><ul><li>Key: Easy, Simple, Fits your life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business, not just technical networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>JibberJobber.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace/Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What Recruiters are Good For <ul><ul><li>Target Practice? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What Recruiters are Good For <ul><ul><li>Helping you PASSIVELY seek </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting you IN THE DOOR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting you INSIDE the manager’s mind </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. How to Manage Recruiters <ul><ul><li>Metadata… what do you want? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Straight Stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help us when we mess up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put us to work </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Final Thoughts: <ul><ul><li>Attitude: Problem Solvers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never Complain, Solve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t have GREAT because GOOD is too easy. Be GREAT. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Questions: <ul><ul><li>What do I need to do different </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I help you? </li></ul></ul>

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