Charting a Course to Your Dream Job
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 7:00 PM UTC, for 4 hours.
AT THAT (In-Person Only) Workshop (pre-conference)
Room: Salon H
As a technology professional, your career path can and probably will take many directions. The challenge is determining which directions are right for you. Are you no longer learning or growing at work? Do you want to change jobs but don’t know where to start? Do you feel stuck on a narrowly-defined path that doesn’t excite you? Whether you're just starting out or are the most experienced person on your team, this workshop will help you determine what's next in your career. Through a series of guided exercises and discussions, you’ll examine your technical and professional strengths, preferences, and dislikes. You’ll reflect on your values and how they apply to your career. Along the way, a developer mentor and a technical recruiter will help you discover how to do more of what you enjoy at your current job. Finally, you’ll learn how to find new opportunities with your employer or whether to seek something entirely new. Though you may not leave knowing exactly what you want to be when you grow up, you will leave with a course for getting closer to that dream job.
The workshop consists of 4 parts. Each part includes a topic overview by me, guided reflection on attendee careers, time to fill in a worksheet that encourages this reflection, and a group discussion. The parts are: - Career Path Reflection - Career Goals Reflection - Identifying Opportunities - Takeaways and Next Steps
Nothing but a desire to improve their careers and something to write with.