What we're about
Are you thinking about switching careers to become a contractor in IT? This group can help you asses your current business and IT skills, leverage those skills as well as design roadmap to fill in skill gaps. Collectively we can share knowledge navigating contract roles. Because many of us are in the industry, we have direct access to recruiting firms we've worked with. I am excited to build this community and look forward to being a resource.
This group will meet up monthly face to face and possibly virtually as many vendors live outside Seattle and the US.
The first meet up will be informal. Plan to drop in, grab drinks, get to know one another, share ideas on upcoming contract leads, and learn what pain points exist.
Future meet-ups will have a focused topic for the first 20 minutes to allow for tips, tools, and questions. Members can share their experiences on the topic and give feedback. Last, sit back, enjoy happy hour and network!
Who is behind this group and why?
Glad you asked! I am excited to leverage my fortune 50 experiences to help those who need a road map and a little coaching on how to break into the world of IT consulting.
If you are already a vendor or FTE, stick around, gain community and job leads between contracts. Be seen by posting a blog to my site and sharing your advice with other vendors.
Let's do a podcast together-share the knowledge!
I am in the midst of developing a WordPress site to offer:
• Vendor Community including meetups (In-person & Online). A Q&A forum to share insight on job leads, role expectations, navigating IT recruiting firms and more.
• Blog topics such as; Landing a remote role, and how to negotiate working from home with your manager.
• Courses on how to land a vendor/consultant role with podcast interviews from my Microsoft Managers. I also walk you through assessing the skills you already have to leverage your first vendor role!
Chances are I am at my desk creating now. Please join and let me know what topics you want to know more about.
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