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Getting the Leg Up
Hello all, I'm certified and looking to get a role that is more challenging than what I have now. The world of roles and qualifications out there is vast. I'm lucky enough to be a member of a local chapter, but aside from that, have little networking opportunity.
My current company is not set up to give me more opportunity.
Any advice?
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Rather than just being a member of your local chapter/club, consider stepping into an executive role. Not only will this stretch your skills, but it will also open up a new networking world.

I was a Division Director in Toastmasters. It opened up the whole international organization and its executives to me.
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1 reply by Diana Pryor Combs
Aug 13, 2022 9:56 PM
Diana Pryor Combs
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This is not so easy, I don't see much opportunity in my local chapter. Can you be more specific?
Diana

A few questions for you:

1) What role do you hold now?
2) What role are you looking for?
3) How many years of experience do you have?

RK
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1 reply by Diana Pryor Combs
Aug 13, 2022 9:54 PM
Diana Pryor Combs
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Thanks Rami!
1) Half Business Analyst, half Project Expeditor
2) Looking for Project Management
3) 5 years experience.

Thanks!
I do agree with Stephane.
You should apply for other positions. It is like finding a new job. Fortunately, you have enough time and no rush since you have a job.
However, a more challenging role is not necessarily a good thing.
Aug 12, 2022 9:15 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Diana

A few questions for you:

1) What role do you hold now?
2) What role are you looking for?
3) How many years of experience do you have?

RK
Thanks Rami!
1) Half Business Analyst, half Project Expeditor
2) Looking for Project Management
3) 5 years experience.

Thanks!
Aug 11, 2022 2:06 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Rather than just being a member of your local chapter/club, consider stepping into an executive role. Not only will this stretch your skills, but it will also open up a new networking world.

I was a Division Director in Toastmasters. It opened up the whole international organization and its executives to me.
This is not so easy, I don't see much opportunity in my local chapter. Can you be more specific?
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Aug 15, 2022 5:38 AM
Stéphane Parent
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I'm suggesting you get on the chapter executive. Chapters are usually always looking for new blood; they should be welcoming of anyone who wants to help out as an officer.
Diana,

each Chapter has its own level of networking opps. Some networking always comes with volunteer jobs at Chapters.

And there are other NGOs (not PMI) offering good networking like Toastmasters, mentioned by Stephane before. Or any community supporting groups (housing, food, education, firefighters etc).

Or, you could go for virtual networking, which is more global and diverse, LinkedIn hosts a bunch of groups for different interests.
Aug 13, 2022 9:56 PM
Replying to Diana Pryor Combs
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This is not so easy, I don't see much opportunity in my local chapter. Can you be more specific?
I'm suggesting you get on the chapter executive. Chapters are usually always looking for new blood; they should be welcoming of anyone who wants to help out as an officer.

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