Episode 56 features Debbie Hoffman. She is the Founder & CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc. where Debbie works with clients in their endeavors related to education, strategy, compliance and development of blockchain solutions. She spent a decade of her career as a real estate finance attorney at a law firm. With her experience in financial services, law and technology innovation, Debbie brings a unique perspective in working with Symmetry’s clients. Debbie was selected as a 2018, 2016 and 2014 Woman of Influence by Housingwire Magazine. She serves as the education Chair for the MBA MISMO Blockchain Community of Practice, and is an advisor to a variety of tech start-ups. During this episode, Debbie chats about making a career transition into blockchain.
Episode 55 features Regine Bonneau. She is a leading expert and practitioner in governance, risk management, compliance, and cybersecurity. Ms. Bonneau believes in order to create an effective security culture there needs to be an understanding of each aspect of the phenomena in enterprise risk management and governance with insight and commitment at every level of an organization. Her career spans 20 years with a focus on people, process, and technology in the healthcare, financial, legal, government and energy sectors from small to large enterprises. She is a Certified Third-Party Risk Professional. Ms. Bonneau is the Founder and CEO of RB Advisory LLC, which provides cyber risk management, security assessments, compliance services, forensic audits, and privacy consultations for private sector and government clients. During this episode, Regine will chat about her career path in cyber security and the heighten awareness needed by all.
Repetition of your career search plan will be a constant requirement of you during your search. Take the time to determine each daily action item that you will commit to completing. At the start of your search, begin with small tasks and continue to larger tasks as your desired results develop and your confidence in your strategies increases.
The repetition of your career search plan is a great way to build and improve your time management skills, self-esteem, planning systems, and most importantly confirmation of your success mindset. Plan wisely. Your words and actions are framing your future daily. Remain focused and diligent on accomplishing your career goals. Make it a point to say your positive career affirmations as a part of your daily activities. Toss in stress busters that will help you deviate high emotions and tension that can be associated with you career search.
Career Search Strategy Plan Suggestion from Gregg Pollack, Technology Industry Influencer
Check out the link below to read Gregg Pollack’s awesome insight on ‘How To Land Your Dream Job’
Gregg Pollack’s Bio: Founder of Envy Labs, a web development consultancy, and Code School, and online learning platform for developers and designers. Aside from Starter Studio, Mr. Pollack founded the Orlando Ruby Users Group, BarCamp Orlando, and the Orlando Tech Events Newsletter. All initiatives to help build the Orlando Tech Scene.
One of the most powerful tools you can create and promote during your career search other than your resume is a career portfolio. Your portfolio is a great opportunity for you to display your professional accomplishments and awards. When developing your career portfolio the presentation format and creative ideas are endless. Your presentation can be produced as a brag book or through an online portfolio source. Your portfolio should be professional and consistently industry relevant. Do not rush the process and have fun formatting your portfolio with quality copies and clear pictures. Take a moment to view your great work with pride and confidence. Your portfolio can be an empowering conversation point during your interview that ushers you to opportunities to speak more in-depth about your accomplishments with verifiable data present beyond some interview questions guides. Your portfolio can be the deciding factor for you being considered for a position or a promotion.
Career Portfolio Content Ideas
- Non-confidential metrics
- Letters of Recommendation
- Previous non-confidential industry related project outcomes
- Community outreach projects with pictures if applicable
- Media tears
- Mock industry related projects to show your creativity or plan execution ability
“Read, read, read.” ~ William Faulkner
Taking time to read can result in stress reduction, increase of knowledge, and creation of goals. During your career search it is important to schedule time to read. Challenge yourself to pursue a variety of topics that range from politics, current events, entertainment, living, or technology on an ongoing basis. Reading is your vehicle to being diverse in conversation and perspective personally and professionally. It can reveal a new professional position or business opportunity. Reading is a cultured activity that will keep your mind energized with fresh thoughts and calls to action.
Suggested Reading Connectors
- Join a book club.
- Participate in a tweet chat about a book.
- Read a book that is associated to a movie or play that you enjoy.
- Create a daily reading routine.
- Identify a reading spot to retreat to frequently.
- Declare that reading discloses answers and insight that you are seeking.