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Topic: February 2013
Date: Tuesday - February 19, 2013
Topic: Your IT career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand
Speaker: Eric P. Bloom

Abstract

Your IT career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand

Whether you are looking for a job, pushing for a promotion, trying to start your own company, or looking for a date to your sister's wedding, building your personal/professional brand can be of great help. This presentation can help you with the three professional goals previously listed. Regarding your sister's wedding, you're on your own.

The first aspect of your professional brand is your reputation in the workplace.
    •   Are you considered a go-to person in your area of expertise, inside and/or outside your company?
    •   Do your coworkers respect you and like working with you?
    •   Do people think you're honest, ethical, hardworking, innovative, and so on?

The second aspect of your professional brand is your
    •   Credentials
    •   Skills
    •   Experiences
    •   Accomplishments
    •   How you market yourself via your resume, blogs, discussion boards, etc.

This talk discusses both types of professional branding and how to use them to your advantage.

This talk is based on my weekly "Your IT Career" column/blog on ITworld.com

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About the Speaker

Photo - Eric P. Bloom

Eric P. Bloom

A former CIO, today Eric P. Bloom is the president of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in Information Technology (IT) leadership development training and the governing organization for the Information Technology Management and Leadership Professional (ITMLP©) and Information Technology Management and Leadership Executive (ITMLE©) certifications.

He is also an
    •   IT WORLD Magazine weekly columnist "Your IT Career"
    •   Nationally syndicated weekly columnist with GateHouse Media
    •   Author: Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers
    •   National Speakers Association (NSA) board member
    •   ASTD Greater Boston board member
    •   Certified Professional Coach and member of the ICF

Prior to founding Manager Mechanics, Eric held senior IT leadership positions at The Boston Company Asset Management, Monster Worldwide, Independence Investments, and Fidelity Investments.

Eric began his career as a software developer (programmer) and moved up through the ranks to CIO. Therefore, he understands his topic, IT management, from the bottom up. As they say, "He walks the walk."

Eric has undergraduate degrees from Bentley University and an MBA from Babson College. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Bentley University and Boston University.

Contact him at eric@ManagerMechanics.com, follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or visit www.ManagerMechanics.com.

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