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7 Habits of Highly Paid Developers - Troy .NET User Group

7 Habits of Highly Paid Developers - Troy .NET User Group

Software and website developers are in extremely high demand and rates continue to climb, but many developers have not yet realized their potential. Being good at what you do is important, but it’s equally important that you can communicate the value you bring to an organization and build a reputation that will provide opportunities for growth, both professionally and financially. We will work together to measure your accomplishments, establish a personal brand, and walk away with a resume that conveys your true value!
https://www.meetup.com/Troy-NET-User-Group/events/240611983/

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Gaines Kergosien

June 15, 2017
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  1. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK 7 Habits

    of Highly Paid Developers Are you making success a habit?
  2. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Many thanks

    to our sponsors & partners! DISCOUNT CODES FOR ANY ONE JETBRAINS TOOL OR IDE. BUDGET STRENGTHENING AND AWESOME GIVEAWAY ITEMS.
  3. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Know the

    Market
  4. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Know the

    Market – Glassdoor.com
  5. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Know the

    Market – Glassdoor.com Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK
  6. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Know the

    Market – Indeed.com
  7. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Know the

    Market – Indeed.com Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK
  8. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Know the

    Market - Skills Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK
  9. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Assess Your

    Skills
  10. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Assess Your

    Skills – Establish Value • What were you working to accomplish? • How did you measure success? –Increased Efficiency / Reduced Overhead –Increased Revenue –Decreased Risk • What skills and technologies did you use?
  11. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Assess Your

    Skills – The Soft Ones • Communication Skills • Teamwork & Collaboration • Adaptability & Growth • Problem Solving • Critical Observation • Conflict Resolution
  12. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Set Goals

  13. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Set Goals

    • Set Goals That Motivate You • Set SMART Goals –Specific –Measurable –Attainable –Relevant –Time Bound • Make an Action Plan
  14. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Set Goals

    – The Daily Planner
  15. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Set Goals

    – The Daily Planner
  16. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Build Your

    Brand
  17. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Build Your

    Brand – It’s You!
  18. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK @GAINESK GAINES

    KERGOSIEN Leader, Speaker, Problem Solver
  19. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Build Your

    Brand – Open Source
  20. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Build Your

    Brand – Blogging
  21. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Build Your

    Brand – Blogging • You Are Not a Unique Flower • Problems = Opportunities • Start Discussions • Embrace Controversy • Solicit Feedback
  22. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Build Your

    Brand – Speaking
  23. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Build Your

    Brand – Speaking • Tell a Story • Open Spaces • Lightning Talks (5 min) • Company lunch-and-learns* • Contact local user group leaders • Conference call for speakers
  24. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Connect with

    Peers
  25. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Connect with

    Peers – In Person • Discover Passions & Pains • Follow Up! • Feed People *** • Take Interest in Projects • Seek Opportunities to Help
  26. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Connect with

    Peers – In Person • What have you been working on lately? • What do you like best about your work? • What do you like the least? • Who else would you recommend I talk to?
  27. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Connect with

    Peers – Online • Networks –LinkedIn (professional) –Twitter (trends/events) –Facebook (social) –Tripit (travel) • Approach –Consider Your Content –Target Appropriate Audiences
  28. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman
  29. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Make Yourself Visible! • Announce events –Twitter –Blog • Encourage others • Share involvement –Online –Resume
  30. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Resumes
  31. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Resumes
  32. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Abilities Resume
  33. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Brand Resume
  34. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Business Cards
  35. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Business Cards
  36. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Business Cards • Plan Ahead • Simplicity Stands Out –Name –Email –Phone Number –Website • White Space is Useful
  37. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Interviewing • Be Prepared –Company Objectives & News –Informed Questions for Interviewer –Know Their Ideal Candidate • Success Stories
  38. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Be Your

    Own Salesman – Negotiation • Research the Position • Set Targets • Portray an Image • Balance Humility with Pride • Present Your Value • Request Offer • Provide a Range • Treat No as an Opportunity • Do Not Fear Change!
  39. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Take Risks

    & Fail Early
  40. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Take Risks

    & Fail Early - Avoid • Denial • Hedonic editing • Chasing your losses
  41. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK Take Risks

    & Fail Early - Embrace • Try New Things • Experiment Where Failing is Survivable • Create Safe Spaces to Fail • Recognize Failure • Gather Feedback • Minimize Emotions • Practice Disciplined Pluralism
  42. Troy .NET User Group Gaines Kergosien - @GainesK @GAINESK Q

    & A Review 1. Know the Market 2. Assess Your Skills 3. Set Goals 4. Build Your Brand 5. Connect with Peers 6. Be Your Own Salesman 7. Takes Risks & Fail Early Slides at DotNetDude.net