My pre-conference session for the SQL Rally conference in the spring is called “Finding Your Dream Job”. Chris Shaw ( LinkedIn | blog | @sqlshaw) and I put this together based on a few other presentations that we’ve both given before.
Whether you vote for us, Kevin Kline, or Joe Webb, go vote. All of the sessions are good, and depending on what’s interesting to you, pick the one you’d like to attend.
It’s a good question. 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 own.
Promoting one’s self is hard: I find so many people that struggle with promoting themselves. I think we’re all fairly humble at heart, and that’s great.
Except when you’re looking for a better job. Then you need to stand out and we’ll give you ways to do that.
Learn the tools: So many people don’t know how to use the tools available to them. Or they might not even know of tools. We’ll talk about, and give you some good cheat sheets, the tools that you can use and how to use them.
Tips and Tricks: How do you network with people? What’s a good way to blog to show off your knowledge? How do you handle the interview when you’re stumped? We’ll give you these answers and more. Ultimately it’s up to you to close the deal, but we’ll help you be prepared so that you look your best when you’re in front of people.
It’s a competitive world. Stand out in it and we’ll help you learn how to do this.