How should I go about connecting with people in my field?
Hello, I am a student enrolled in Cascades Job Corps, studying a trade in IT. I plan on going into the software-dev field, and I'm looking for advice on how to connect with others that have been through similar career paths. Thank you!
I like all of the suggestions for LinkedIn here in the other answers but I wanted to add to this. I have had a very security focused career and I have seen that Twitter is a great place to see security trends. Professionals will often post about the security issues that come up and they will also advertise when jobs come available.
I think paying attention to LinkedIn and Twitter both would be a great idea!
P.S. it seems like Discord is gaining lots of traction lately so you might be able to find some organizations through Discord too!
Once you have a profile there, you can also find companies profiles and follow those that are of interest to you. This way, you can see posts from these companies in your feed such as innovations coming from a company, job postings, internship opportunities
Do not forget to also connect with your teachers if they have LinkedIn profiles and do not be afraid to connect with recruiters as well
In fact, there is a special category of recruiters who are dedicated to recruiting for internship or entry-level positions (you can easily search for them by using keywords such as "emerging talent recruiting" or "university recruiting")
LinkedIn also has groups for specific interests and you can join those as well
Just to add to the others voices.
Given that we are getting back slowly to groups getting together I would suggest taking a look at "meet-ups" and other types of community groups that are meeting up in your local area, either of specific technology types or more broadly IT.
I would also take a look at local technology companies and reach out, via LinkedIn, to have a look around their offices and meet some people, the great thing about the tech community is everyone is always willing to share.
All the best,
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You can use social plateform like Linkedin to connect with people and understand your interest area deeper. I suggest to go through contents available over youtube and other sites. You can surely connect with people in person in your nearby from similar field.
All the best for career!!
I have found attending software conference's very helpful , you should look at the upcoming events from big companies like Salesforce, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Adobe etc - where you can network, connect with like minds and figure out how to grow your knowledge and Career.
There are a lots of options that you can connect with people online or in person like meetup events , LinkedIn webinars , Join along with a friend as a guest at any of their Company 's events , Social media is a very good path for you to search up and follow like minded people
This is really a place where you can be recommended for trending courses and certifications too.
Please refer once and get thorough knowledge on it so that you can definitely have some guidance.