Friday, May 20, 2011

Networking is essential to your career advancement and professional success

TGIF! Getting ready for the weekend?

(Sit back and relax)

When we started this blog, we knew from the very beginning that we are creating a community here. Expecting readers to contact us via email or Yahoo Messenger is very fulfilling and well appreciated. Thanks for that. You know who you are.

As we continue with our journey as a community, we don’t limit ourselves only on security and technology stuff. We are also open to indulge ourselves to talk about our career, our profession and your workplace.

Networking in a broader sense is a full time job no matter what career or business you may have. It is a meeting of an extended group of individuals to form a mutually beneficial relationships, support and advice.

The truth is, networking is essential to your career advancement and professional success.

If you have good network, people will start asking you for your advice and recommendations. When I started doing consultancy and project management while juggling with a day time job for many years now, I met several individuals on different occasions who asked for referrals and to recommend somebody for a particular position. These are not just call center agent type of jobs but positions such as IT Manager, Network / System Engineers, Programmers, Security Analyst, Dedicated IT Personnel (Work from Home) and the list continues.

The good thing about this story (my experience) is that after building my own network of contacts it eventually led to the job offer of some of my friends. One of them is now the IT Manager of a call center in IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.

Always remember that the most successful, effective networking is not all about what your contacts can do for you. Successful networking is about what you can do for them. Trust me, some day or maybe in the most unexpected way, unpredictable way, in a not so distant future, what goes around comes around. You have to trust on that, it never fails.

So if you have good skills out there, send us an email at ec [at] rootcon [dot] org and I’ll forward your resume to the right person.

Keep on promoting ROOTCON. Pay It Forward.

About the Contributor:

A self-confessed blogger minus the coffee. He maximizes his skills in consultancy, project management, professional networking and very active in conceptualizing things. To date he already conducted several IT / Information Security events as his passion since 2007. Currently he's working as a Technical Support Specialist in a local company.

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