Networking Is An Investment In Your Career

Back when I was a developer, coding all day (and sometimes all night), the idea of networking could not be further from my mind. I wasn’t thinking about making people aware of my professional “brand”, nor was I thinking of connecting with people – neither to start new and lasting relationships nor learn about trends…


Ignite Your Career Webcast: “Internal or External Training?” – Thursday, September 17th

The second installment of the Ignite Your Career webcasts takes place tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th, from 12:00 noon to 1 p.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific). This will be the second of four Ignite Your Career webcasts taking place this month, and this week’s topic will be Internal or External Training – Know…

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Ignite Your Career Starts Tomorrow!

The Ignite Your Career webcast series starts tomorrow! There are four installments in this series, each one featuring a panel of tech industry professionals sharing their wisdom on how to make the most of your career and taking your questions. John covered Ignite Your Career in an earlier posting. Tomorrow’s webcast, the first in the…

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Register NOW for the Ignite Your Career Webcast Series!

Register NOW for the Ignite Your Career: Technical Professional Webcast Series! What is this? An awesome, 4-part webcast series designed to support your career development by having a panel of industry experts answer YOUR questions.When is this? Thursdays from September 10, 2009 to October 1, 2009How long is each webcast? Each webcast is one hour….


WIT Webcast Summary and Answers to Your Questions

Yesterday we successfully conducted the Women in IT Panel Discussion webcast, which is a new addition to the Ignite Your Career webcast series this year. Thanks for everyone’s participation in the webcast! It was great conversation, and all the panelists and I had a lot of fun being part of it. We had about 70…

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Ignite Your Career #4: “How to Become a Great Leader”

This Week’s Webcast How to Become a Great Leader is the topic of this week’s Ignite Your Career, Microsoft Canada’s and CIPS’ webcast series aimed at helping you further develop your career with opinions and advice from experts in Canada’s tech industry. Here’s the abstract for the webcast: Being a great manager does not by…

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Ignite Your Career #3: “How to Establish and Maintain a Healthy Work/Life Balance”

This Week’s Topic This week’s topic for Ignite Your Career – our webcast series featuring experts from the Canadian tech industry and aimed at supporting your career development – is one that’s on a lot of people’s minds: How to Establish and Maintain a Healthy Work/Life Balance. Here’s the abstract: With mobile technologies and our…

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Ignite Your Career Starts Today!

The first installment of our Ignite Your Career webcast series starts today at noon Eastern time. Today’s topic is Industry Insights and Trends – here’s the abstract: The nature of technology is one of continual change; a fact of life for professionals in the ICT industry. As a result, you need to be on top…

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“Ignite Your Career”: Help is on the Way

Pictured on the right is a photo I took in New York City almost nine years ago to the day. While taking an elevator in the hotel where I was staying, I noticed a little indicator above the rows of buttons for floors – a circular bit of plastic with the words HELP IS ON…

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