Social networking plays an increasingly important role in growing a thriving technology career. Of course, LinkedIn remains the preeminent social network for professionals, including those working in IT. Naturally, the network’s “Groups” feature offers a great resource for building your professional network or finding a potential new job.
Let’s take a closer look at a few LinkedIn Groups aimed at the St. Louis technology community. They provide an opportunity to network with like-minded tech pros, as well as offering potential leads on the IT role of your dreams. This social network can help take your career to a higher level!
One of the most active LinkedIn Groups for St. Louis tech pros is the St. Louis Information Technology Network. Better known as STLITNET, its prime focus is networking among the area’s technology workforce. With nearly 10,000 members, expect a robust amount of activity covering all areas of the local IT community.
If IBM Cognos analytics software is part of your daily work routine, there is a local LinkedIn Group especially for you. The IBM Cognos St. Louis Users Group serves as a place to share tips and tricks of using Cognos, as well as getting advice with the various business use-cases for the app. You also get to network with other pros using the software, which helps when it comes time to look for a new job.
Female technology professionals in St. Louis need to check out the St. Louis Women in Technology Soiree group. The prime focus of the group is fostering the career growth of women IT pros in the region. Their goals are to get more women in the technology field through networking and by offering career advice.
Before asking to join one of these local LinkedIn Groups, it helps to ensure your account is up to date. Essentially treat your profile as an online version of your résumé, so make it easy to read to help others determine your skill set. Using the hottest keywords to describe your IT skills makes it easier for interested parties to find you whether in a group or not.
If you need additional advice on building a rewarding tech career, talk to the knowledgeable recruiters at Technology Partners. As one of the top IT staffing agencies in St. Louis, we also know the companies looking for talented pros like you. Connect with us soon!
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