Brought to you by Insider Pro, each month, Tech Career Ladder offers practical ideas and actionable advice on advancing your technology career. Hosted by longtime tech journalist Maryfran Johnson, each episode helps you climb a different rung on your career ladder. Whether your goal is the CIO’s office, a role at that hot startup, or advancing in cybersecurity, enterprise architecture or cloud management, Tech Career Ladder is here to explore those possibilities with you -- one rung at a time.
Your Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Personal Branding
Listen now as author and TEDx speaker Sandra Long shares expert advice on leveraging this social business network to grow your professional reputation and build a supportive community of colleagues and friends.
Expert Advice on Acing a Virtual Job Interview
You’re smart, creative and highly skilled at what you do. But how can you best demonstrate all those qualities over the awkward medium of a videoconference interview? When you can’t make eye contact with the interviewer, how do you build that essential rapport that lands the job? What’s the best approach to take in making sure your personality and expertise are coming across the way they should?
Kristen Lamoreaux, president of Lamoreaux Search, has coached dozens of clients about how to make their very best impressions during a videoconference interview. In this lively conversation with Host Maryfran Johnson, Kristen offers up her best Top 5 Tips for looking and sounding your best in a virtual job interview.
Learn how to build a killer LinkedIn profile
Tech Career Ladder host Maryfran Johnson and Brenda Bernstein, founder of The Essay Expert LLC and author of “How to Writer a Killer LinkedIn Profile,” discuss the meaning and value of building a personal brand. They also walk you through the steps you need to take to build an effective LinkedIn profile – focusing on the dos and don’ts of creating an online presence and making meaningful connections on the world’s most powerful professional social network. As Bernstein points out, lots of other IT professionals will have the same hard tech skills as you, so it’s important to identify what makes you stand out. After you make that self-assessment, the next step is to communicate your unique skills on LinkedIn and other platforms.
Survive and thrive during the Covid-19 crisis
Listen in to Insider Pro’s latest Tech Career Ladder podcast as executive coach Ryan Halverson joins host Maryfran Johnson to discuss how to navigate the “new normal.” Ryan and Maryfran talk about how to prepare yourself now for who you want to be at the end of this crisis. You may just learn that your resiliency and ability to manage is better than you expected. Ryan helps you see that you’ll come out of this stronger, even if it doesn’t feel that way now. Initially, the pandemic felt like a punch in the face, but it’s also a chance to slow down, reconnect with family and friends, and take stock of who you want to be.
Start your climb to EPIC leader
Listen in to Insider Pro’s inaugural Tech Career Ladder podcast as Sandy Silk -- director of Information Security, Education, and Consulting at Harvard University -- joins host Maryfran Johnson to discuss what it takes to become an EPIC leader. Silk, a German major in college turned tech leader, talks about how you can use Expertise, Presence, Influence and Connections to climb your career ladder. As you’ll learn from listening to this informative, but entertaining, podcast, the path to EPIC tech professional is not a straight one. Rather it takes unexpected twists and turns, and success – and career satisfaction – comes from a mix of hard and soft skills.
Welcome to Tech Career Ladder!
Don’t miss the first episode of Insider Pro’s Tech Career Ladder. Regardless of your ultimate goal, each month you’ll hear from technology professionals who have climbed their own career ladder and are eager to help you climb yours.