Do you feel like you’re missing career and professional opportunities because you don’t have a clear understanding of what online networks and sites are worth your time – and which ones aren’t?
We all know that there are plenty of places you could be active online – from Twitter to Facebook and LinkedIn to Pinterest. The value of each of these sites for career advancement is not the same for everyone. For anyone working in technology fields, focusing your efforts is especially important because you are not going to get the same traction from Pinterest as you will from LinkedIn, whereas a graphic designer might.
This talk will focus on showing you how you can improve your LinkedIn digital resume and community engagement in order to attract professional interest and opportunities that will help you land a better job, generate speaking and teaching invitations, and develop a powerful group of professional connections. You will also learn what professional recruiters are looking for in online candidate profiles, and where they are looking.
Your Speaker/Presenter: Kathleen May-Greene, CEO and Founder of Boldly Social and IT/Biotech Recruiting Specialist. Kathleen was born in San Francisco and raised in Seattle. Her first experience with modern technology was with the Commodore 64 that her father brought home for her to experiment with in 1982. She was obsessed to the point of taking the computer completely apart and rebuilding it, with some improvements - and lots of flaws.
Always being fascinated by technology and spending her time tinkering with code and computer hardware, Kathleen refers to herself as an “accidental geek.” Growing up in the era of Seattle’s early technology innovations, Kathleen decided that her deep interest in technology allowed her to be extremely useful and helpful to people who were much better at developing technology than she was.
Her work includes mentoring TechStars startup companies in Boulder, CO, and advising 9Mile Cohorts in Seattle. She has worked with all types of entrepreneurs through the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN) and Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), and has advised multiple tech startups and application developers to help them launch products and programs successfully online. Kathleen has also recruited for IT and biotech positions for Boeing, Microsoft, Nintendo, Group Health, CMC Biologics, University of Washington Medicine and others. Kathleen presents on digital marketing, digital recruiting techniques, and fundraising. Recently, she presented to a Master’s level Entrepreneurship class at Arizona State University. Kathleen is recently married to New Tech Seattle founder and tech company mentor/advisor, Brett Greene – and together they run Boldly Social, a digital marketing company based in Issaquah.
Kathleen can be found online at:
Wednesday, June 17, 2014
- 6:00-7:00 pm: Check-In, networking, and some great appetizers/snacks
- 7:00-8:30pm: Presentation, Q&A, and networking