In the second part of this article we will provide more details on how to network, market yourself, and outline the key steps to a successful SAP career if you are striving to become a world-class SAP consultant.
So how do we network?
- Web – The web is the easiest most efficient way to keep in touch with those in your inner circle. In addition, it is also a good way to start new relationships with your peers. The web shrinks the whole world down on to your computer. The usual sites like SCN and LinkedIn are good places to see what others are up to.
- Conferences – Go out and talk to people at conferences you are attending or speaking at. Remember that these people are attending the same conference as you so they are likely to share the same interests and possibly skill set as you.
- Projects – This is the most effective method. As you move from project to project working with your peers you can choose the ones that you want to associate further with and also those that you don’t. When you leave a project make sure that you are linked up (or LinkedIn) with those that you wish to communicate with further.
- Be on the lookout for people that are going places – movers and shakers. Feed off their positive excitement and become a mover and shaker yourself.
Build a reputation for yourself, get involved in the community, and share your knowledge! Let me break down some real ways of marketing yourself and building up your reputation. Remember that if you are going to get your name out there, be sure that it’s a good name. Don’t do anything to hurt your reputation. Be honest and fair in all your dealings.
Godlove Jella, President.