Session: How to Grow a Career in Tech
As the tech industry expands, growing your career goes beyond just showing up and doing great work, people have to know about what you do. Like I say, it's not about who you know or what you know, but who knows you know what you know.
Whether it's starting a new job, wanting a promotion, entering a new field of tech, a tech event where you can network, it's not always easy to pitch yourself.
How do you do this without feeling icky? How do you overcome your imposter syndrome? Self-promotion can be very helpful for growth but talking about yourself can more times than not be a struggle because it tends to be perceived as boastful.
In this talk, I discuss how to define your skill set and areas of expertise so that you can grow in your career, become your own plug for opportunities, and attract clients and employers to yourself.
- Pitching your skillset
- Network without networking
- Self-promoting without being pushy
Lade Tawak is a Lagos based Experience & Service Designer with an academic background in Psychology. She has expertise in research, strategy, design thinking, customer experience, and training and facilitation and has worked with startups, agencies, and multinationals in Sub Saharan Africa and across the globe to better understand people and problems so they can create useful and usable products and services as well as delightful experiences.
She has worked with organisations like CcHUB, Interswitch Group, and Google and in various areas including voice assistants, browsers, localisation, healthcare, financial services, and education. She is also a Career Coach and enjoys reading, writing nonfiction, and podcasting.