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|Memphis MIT Program|
Since the 1980's, almost anyone who has been in the IT industry has experienced career transition, frequently and sometimes very unexpectedly. The SIM organization provides support for Members in Transition (MIT) in the following ways:
There are several tools found on the SIM website at SIM Career Resources. Under the Resources section, an executive recruiter offers any SIM Member 30 minutes of free consulting around ideas about their careers or job search.
Susan Caldwell has over thirty years experience in IT roles, with the last seven as an IT recruiter including executive recruiting. Prior to recruiting, Susan's positions focused on IT delivery consulting as a Systems Engineer with Data General (now EMC) and as a Director for Oracle Consulting Services. She has also spent time on the other side of the desk as an IT practitioner. These varied roles give her a unique 360 degree view on the hiring and job sourcing process. Jana Markowitz has many years of experience in technology (including 15 years at IBM in systems engineering), consulting, and management development, with a special focus on helping information technology organizations with staffing, training, professional development and relationship management issues.
Susan and Jana are relying heavily on the input of the MIT participants and are crafting the session content based on their feedback. If Jana and Susan do not have the expertise to provide what is needed, they do their best to bring in someone who can. For example, the Personal Change Strategy and Self-awareness Tune-up topics are being presented by Mary Jo Greil, of the Carson Greil Group. Mary Jo has many years experience as an IT Practitioner as well as has completed eight years as a certified Executive Coach. Getting Started as a Consultant is being offered by Rick Pride, who transitioned from the role of IT Practitioner to found his own consulting organization, Impact IT. Rick will share his personal experiences and advice in making this transition.
Here's what fellow SIM members had to share about the first session...
"I just wanted to say "thanks" to Susan and Jana for putting together a great program for the SIM MIT's. It took a lot of personal time and energy and I know all of us who were there appreciate that effort.
Sessions are open to all members, not just MIT. If you are interested in attending the MIT sessions, please contact Susan or Jana. Sessions will continue as needed. One-on-one sessions can also be arranged.