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Wednesday, October 31 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Reborn in IT

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Some of the most talented people we work with come into the IT profession orthogonally, after starting out in different fields at the beginning of their careers. Also, seasoned engineers who have always been in IT often find themselves in a rut after a few years, and want to shift to a different industry vertical. Making the move into management or out of management are similar challenges. These are all re-born candidates, and they are uniquely qualified to handle some of the hardest jobs in IT. Yet, they all face the same challenge: How to get picked for their dream role if they are coming from a different background. First they have to do battle with the notoriously cookie-cutter hiring guidelines in the IT Industry.

Based on a successful non-profit career development program in Southern California, this talk addresses the big challenges with making IT engineering dreams come true:

  • Which certifications and training programs are the most respected
  • What you should and shouldn't do with your resume
  • What types of roles and employers you should target
  • How to help recruiters help you
  • Sample language for hiring managers trying to justify a special placement
  • How LUGs and Conferences help

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Lori Barfield

Founder, RaiseMe
Lori joined her first Internet startup as a senior system administrator. When that company went public, she was hooked, and helping smaller firms prevail against well established rivals has been her passion ever since. She is currently a consulting C*O and a chair at the SCaLE and... Read More →

Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Legends Ballroom D