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Networking 2.0: Blogging Your Way Out of a Job... and Into a Career

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Networking 2.0: Blogging Your Way Out of a Job... and Into a Career

  1. 1. Networking 2.0: Blogging Your Way Out of a Job... and Into a Career! Sacha Chua http://sachachua.com [email_address] February 27, 2008 Concordia University Alumni Association
  2. 2. The difference between a job and a career is the difference between like and love . If you like your work... If you love your work... “ Work is love made visible.” - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
  3. 3. To transform your job into a career, you need passion , skills , and a network . Develop your passion Improve your skills Grow your network
  4. 4. To transform your job into a career, you need passion , skills , and a network . Blog! Develop your passion Improve your skills Grow your network
  5. 5. What’s in it for you? Blog! Develop your passion Improve your skills Grow your network
  6. 6. I want to help you develop your passion, skills, and network through blogging. <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise social computing consultant at IBM: I help companies use Web 2.0 to help people improve their productivity and to collaborate more effectively </li></ul>
  7. 7. I want to help you develop your passion, skills, and network through blogging. <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise social computing consultant at IBM: I help companies use Web 2.0 to help people improve their productivity and to collaborate more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Storyteller, author, geek… </li></ul>
  8. 8. I want to help you develop your passion, skills, and network through blogging. <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise social computing consultant at IBM: I help companies use Web 2.0 to help people improve their productivity and to collaborate more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Storyteller, author, geek… </li></ul><ul><li>… and an introvert! Really! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blogging can help you develop your passion .
  10. 10. Blogging can help you improve your skills .
  11. 11. Blogging can help you grow your network .
  12. 12. But if it were that easy, everyone would be doing it, and doing it well. ACTIVITY: Barriers (5 minutes)
  13. 13. Barriers discourage us from doing what we want to do and being who we want to be. <ul><li>“ I don't know what to do.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don't have time.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t know who’ll read it.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. “ I don't know what to do.”
  15. 15. <ul><li>Remember </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul></ul>“ I don't know what to do.”
  16. 16. “ I don't have the time.”
  17. 17. <ul><li>Sharpen the saw </li></ul><ul><li>Make the time </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a habit </li></ul>“ I don't have the time.”
  18. 18. “ I don’t know who’ll read it.”
  19. 19. What else is holding you back from blogging? <ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>
  20. 20. Break through those barriers and transform your job into a career.
  21. 21. Blogging can help you develop your passion. <ul><li>You’re going to bore yourself in the beginning. That’s okay. Keep writing. You’ll discover what sets you on fire. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Blogging can help you improve your skills.
  23. 23. Blogging can help you grow your network.
  24. 24. Imagine... ... finding a job ... getting a promotion ... getting clients because of your blog Blog! Passion Skills Network
  25. 25. It's easy to start blogging. 1. Set up a blog. 2. Write regularly. 3. Reach out.
  26. 26. 1. Set up a blog. Wordpress.com, Blogger.com
  27. 27. 2. Share regularly.
  28. 28. 2. Share regularly.
  29. 29. 3. Reach out.
  30. 30. http://sachachua.com/ <ul><li>Networking assignment: 1. Find at least two blogging buddies. 2. Exchange contact information. 3. Start your blog and tell them about it by Sunday. Network on my site, too. 4. Read each other’s blogs and comment! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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