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Become the SQL Professional of Choice – Two Sessions

Continued from SQL Saturday – Chicago 2019. Session resources below.

EVENT UPDATE: The SQL Saturday Chicago event is always amazing. I presented two sessions at the event: Become a SQL Pro who’s in High Demand and You’re hired! Creating value before and after the interview.

Notable Sessions: Here are two sessions that I attended that were both educational and enjoyable.

  • Andy Wickman (t, l, b) “Lessons from Consulting: Third-Party Vendors,” which explained what to expect and what questions to ask when dealing with third-party software that interacts and manages company data. Andy shared what key things to check and look for in 3rd party software that will have an impact on a data professionals role. He also shared advice on how to work with these vendors that can make integrating their software into a company’s enterprise more successful.
  • David Klee (t, lb) “My Brain Has Blue Screened – Let’s Laugh,” which was a fun exploration of unique stories that data professionals have encountered over their career. Since this was the last session of the day it was a much-needed laugh and break from learning.

More below, including  Event Photos.

 


Event Follow Up:

SESSION 1 DESCRIPTION:

Become a SQL Pro who’s in High Demand.

Speaker(s)Wylie Blanchard

Track: Professional Development

Expertise in SQL is an in-demand IT skill. As demand continues to grow, so does the increase of SQL professionals entering your specific industry. Learn what’s needed to ensure that you become a stronger technology authority in your industry and a SQL Pro who’s always in High Demand.  You’ll learn how to invest in growing your expertise, improve your social/people skills, how to effectively sell and market your talent, what is a “source of truth” and why is it extremely important and more.

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SESSION 2 DESCRIPTION:

You’re hired! Creating value before and after the interview.

Speaker(s)Wylie Blanchard

Track: Professional Development

Landing a gig as an employee, consultant or contractor has become highly competitive. You need to differentiate yourself in a way that tells the hiring manager that you are more valuable than everyone else. In this session, I’ll share 3 things that I’ve learned from my experience as an employee, hiring manager and consultant that will help you market your expertise, create new opportunities and get them saying “you’re hired”.

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Wylie provided excellent tips on how to make yourself stand out when marketing yourself and reinforced important principles like focusing on quantifying your achievements.

Steven A Osacky
Crowe LLP

 

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Benedictine University - SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 - Wylie BlanchardSQLSaturday is a training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Mar 23, 2019, at Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd, Lisle, Illinois, 60532, United States.

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