What’s in Your Future?

Posted: October 29, 2010 in Events, SQLServerPedia Syndication

What do you have planned for you future? Is your future in your reach, do you have the goals set that you need to reach the future that you want?

Think of it this way… If you need to get to a distant city in a car, are you driving the car or is someone giving you a ride, and you hope that you reach your destination?

This is what Steve Jones and I had in mind when we sat down and designed the session “Finding Your Dream Job”. So when we proposed the session to SQL Rally as a pre-conference we tried to make sure that we put a lot of emphases on why you may want to attend the session. A key point that we want to get across is that you don’t have to be looking for work to prepare yourself for your dream job. There are a number of reasons why I think you may want to make sure you attend this session even if you currently are not looking for your dream job.

Mergers and Acquisitions – In the economy today companies are folding, being sold out right and are merging with other companies just as often as they were in a good economy. Many of these transactions take place without employees knowing, many of these transactions leave staff looking for new positions.

Contract Work – A great way to increase your experience is picking up contract work, but short contract can leave you looking for a new contract a short time after you have started.

Experience – The best way to learn how to do an interview, write a resume is by doing it, seeing the results and adjusting. If you are not staying current or have not done this a number of times how do you judge if what you are doing is right? In this session we will share our experience with you to help you avoid common mistakes that people may not have even known they were making.

Your competition is doing it – When you are looking for a job, you really have an implied sales job. You are selling yourself and you are trying to show why you are better than the other options. Well the other option is the other people out applying for the same position that you are. They are honing their skills not with just SQL Server but with making sure they are positioned for their dream job.

For us to be selected as a pre conference we need your help, we need for you to vote on a pre-conference that you may be interested in, if you would like to see the full abstract for the session that can be found here. We hope to see you in Florida.

  1. […] After all, is it worth $59 or $99 for a day to get some ideas on how to work on your career? Chris talked a little about why this might help you in his blog. To add to his points with a few of my […]

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