I’m Leavin’ On a Jet Plane…
Next week I will be on a flight headed to Washington D.C. for a business trip. While preparing for the time away from work, I was reminded of all the other seminars, symposiums, conferences, etc., that I have attended over the last few years. Whether I was there as an attendee or just as a journalist covering the event for future publication, I have never gone to one of these events and not learned something new and worthwhile.
The reason I’m blogging about this is to encourage you to take trip or two as well. Check out the News & Events section of CertMag.com for events all over the United States—and even some beyond the border. Or, attend conferences and seminars hosted by associations you may belong to. Trust me, these events are well-planned and the people running them do their best to make it worth your admission price. They are also phenomenal chances to network with others in the IT industry, and even in your same job role. Bring lots of business cards, build relationships, learn from others and make it worth your while. Heck—your employer may even pay for you to go; and if not, conference fees are often tax-deductible (though, always check with your friendly neighborhood accountant first).
You never know what you may learn or who you may meet until you actually get out there. It could be your next big opportunity just waiting for you to show up.