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5 Ways to Advance Your Career by Becoming a Volunteer (PASS Summit 2016)

  1. 1. Advance Your Career by Becoming a Volunteer Cathrine Wilhelmsen, Data Warehouse Architect
  2. 2. Junior $ Senior $$$ Chief $$$$$
  3. 3. Wait for it to happen? …or make it so?
  4. 4. Spoiler… You're already one step ahead :)
  5. 5. #SQLVolunteering
  6. 6. Answer short questions tagged with #SQLHelp Use Tweetdeck instead of native Twitter client Add #SQLHelp as new column Monitor keywords with #SQLHelp AND <keyword> #SQLHelp
  7. 7. Write technical guides and articles Share experiences, tips and tricks Use WordPress (wordpress.com) Get your own domain name Start simple, keep going! Blogging
  8. 8. Everyone has something interesting to share! Lightning talks / regular sessions / workshops Local Chapters / User Groups Virtual Chapters / Webinars SQLSaturdays PASS Summit Speaking
  9. 9. Room monitoring Registration / Lunch Preparations and cleanup Local Chapters / User Groups SQLSaturdays PASS Summit On-Site Volunteering
  10. 10. Lunch meetings Evening meetings Full-day or multiple-day events Local Chapters / User Groups Virtual Chapters SQLSaturdays Event Organizing
  11. 11. Why should you volunteer?
  12. 12. Technical skills Soft skills Personal branding Networking
  13. 13. How does this help your career?
  14. 14. Higher salary Promotion MVP Award New job
  15. 15. Your turn :)
  16. 16. Thank You! Learn more from Cathrine Wilhelmsen cathrinew.net or follow @cathrinew

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