Do you currently have a job – or a career? Chances are, you have some version of both, or you’re aspiring to claim them.
Unfortunately, most of us only think about our careers when we’re looking for a J-O-B, but the smart ones (that’s you) know that nurturing a career is an ongoing activity.
One aspect of managing your career is maintaining an attitude of continuous learning. Reading articles, blogs and news related to your industry and your profession will always be helpful – and so is networking and connecting with business leaders, industry experts, and fellow career navigators to learn from and help each other.
I’m excited about co-hosting one such learning and networking opportunity next week on April 22, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET, and I’d like to invite you to join me!
I’ll be partnering with several HR and Recruiting leaders, job seekers and seasoned career professionals for #VZWHRChat on Twitter.
This Twitter chat is the first in a #VZWHRchat series, where the team from Verizon will be partnering with HR experts across the Midwest to host various Twitter chats related to finding a job that’s more than a job – it’s a career.
Why is the team at Verizon coordinating these Twitter chats?
Because they’re convinced that by sharing information and helping professionals to grow in their careers, a few sharp-minded, solution-oriented folks might be interested in joining their team. They’re growing – and growth fuels careers.
However, you don’t have to be interested in a career with any specific company to receive value from joining in. During the hour-long Twitter chat, we’ll be discussing the following:
- During an interview, what should you ask to determine growth opportunities at the company?
- Once you start the job, what critical steps should you take to advance your career?
- What are examples of career development programs/training that prepare employees for individual success?
- You’ve been in the same position for years and haven’t been promoted. What should you do?
- What should you avoid doing that could hinder your ability to grow with your company?
- What lessons have you learned working for (or with, on the HR side) companies that both provide/don’t provide opportunities to advance?
So drop in on April 22, 2014 and chat with us from 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET!
Answer questions, ask questions, share your experiences – and help others. It’s an open event, so please invite anyone that you think may benefit or have something to add to the discussion. (If you’re new to Twitter chats, there are useful tools like TweetChat.com that can make following live chats easier.)
I hope to see you on April 22nd! I’d love to hear from you!
Be sure to visit the Verizon Job Center to learn more about career opportunities with Verizon your area.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received compensation from Verizon to partner with them on this initiative. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will add value to my readers. For real.