Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Developing your Presentation – Contributing

As you know, developing your presentation is not just about improving your resume, it’s also about improving how you come across to others. It’s about showing a pattern that can improve your chances of getting hired. This pattern shows a glimpse about your passions and underlying drive. It’s a confidence that is visible in how you carry yourself. Positively contributing to others could have a significant influence in your presentation.

Whether you get involved in GitHub, Stack Overflow, or Meetups, it’s important that you get involved and contribute to the ongoing education of others who share a similar passion for technology. Although this altruistic behavior has more benefits then I can outline, I will offer a couple of illustrations. For example, contributing to others is rewarding. It builds your self-esteem in a way that only you can realize. This will affect your presentation when speaking with recruiters and hiring managers. You will convey an unspoken sense of purpose that will resonate with others. It’s a kind of synergy that emanates from within.

As another example, when you contribute to the education of others you yourself are gaining knowledge. You are honing your skill sets by refining the process of how you convey your message of understanding technology. When you spend time contributing to others you might stumble initially as you struggle with personalities, but you will find ways to manage these opportunities. This will improve your ability to work with individuals, teams, and organizational cultures. When it comes time to share your knowledge in an interview, you will find that the process is much the same as when you’re helping others learn.

Understand that not every recruiter or hiring manager will get how amazing you are or the important role that you will play when you get hired. It’s an unfortunate part of life that not everyone will get you. However, it’s important that you get you. It's also important that you keep contributing. So get out there, make connections, build relations, develop understandings, and create opportunity.

Author: Dr. Eduardo Diaz, helping you exceed expectations.

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