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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a New Career)

Kelly Wright, GISPAlec Marshall

Ohio GIS Conference

Hyatt Regency Columbus

September 24 – 26, 2018

Columbus, OhioSlide2

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a New Career)Kelly Wright, GISPAlec Marshall

Ohio GIS ConferenceSeptember 26, 2018Slide3

OVERVIEWIntroductionGIS as a CareerGIS Education and CertificationThe Power of the InternshipGIS User Groups and Professional OrganizationsHighly Sought After GIS SkillsJob SearchResume

ApplicationNegotiation3Slide4

Introduction4

I’m done with school, now what?I’m new to GIS, what is the best way to find a job? What GIS certification is right for me? Why is my resume not attracting the right attention? What are my education and training options? Slide5

GIS as a CareerPaths into GIS as a Career

5Academic: Geography, CS, GISIT Professional adding GISSurveyingEnvironmental SciencesGeology (esp. Oil and Gas)Real EstateMarketingBusiness AnalyticsPublic HealthUtilities Public SafetyGEOINT – DefenseGovernment – Local, State, FedOthers?Slide6

GIS as a CareerWhat these jobs look like

6GIS as a Tool v. GIS as a platformData GovernanceSpatial AnalysisRemote SensingApplication DevelopmentCartographySlide7

GIS Education and Certification Community CollegeAssociate’s Degree

Bachelor’s DegreeGIS CertificateMaster’s DegreePhDAdditional Certs: GISP, EsriContinuing Education7Slide8

The Power of the Internship8Slide9

User Groups and Professional OrganizationsOho Chapter of URISAURISA International

SWOGISCOGUGAAGCaGISAGSEsri YPNMeetup.com9Slide10

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Get InvolvedDon’t just pay dues…participate!Join committees

Run for officeAttend Conferences (like this one!)Attend MeetupsAttend WebinarsMentorship ProgramsJoin LinkedIn GroupsGet your name out there!PUT IT ON YOUR RESUME AND LINKEDIN11Slide12

Desired SkillsetsIT/ProgrammingPythonJavaScriptWeb DevelopmentAny of the ArcGIS APISDatabase Skills

SQLOracle (unlikely in early career, but lucrative!)Enterprise/ArcServer*12GIS Skills

Basic EditingModel Builder/ScriptingWeb Application DevelopmentCollector/Survey123Spatial AnalysisOpen SourceQGISPostGISImagery/Remote SensingGPSCloudAdditional related educationSlide13

The Job SearchProfessional OrganizationsLinkedInIndeedGIS Job Clearinghouse (gjc.org)USAJobs.gov

Local, State, Federal agency job sitesJob Fairs (take advantage of being a student!)Trade ShowsConferencesCollege/Departmental Job boards/announcementsAutomate Job Search AlertsFacebookMonster.comAvoid CraigslistPeersAgency/Company Websites13Slide14

The ResumeOne Page – “More” is not betterEmail AddressMailing Address (especially if online)SPELLING!!!Focus on your strengthsBe able to back up your claimsUse a good template

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15Resume – Four Lenses

How does your experience stack up against the position description?How do you stack up relative to the market?Could they find someone with your background/abilities locally, or would they need to recruit someone to fill the role?How do you stack up relative to others in the department?Slide16

ResumeA Resume is not a CVTweak it every timeSeed it with key words from the position descriptionHave a trusted person read it overAdd an Overview/Objective…Sometimes

To Cover Letter or not?If all else fails, pay a resume writer. 16Slide17

(Before) The Job ApplicationPrevious Employment informationTitleDatesStarting/Ending Salary*Job Duties

Position Descriptions for past jobsEducationDatesTranscriptsWhy GPA Doesn’t (usually) MatterAwardsPublicationsFormer Addresses, Phone Numbers, Dates of ResidenceList of Professional ReferencesKeywordsEndorsements17Slide18

The Interview - DOsDOShow up.Research, a.k.a. LinkedIn stalk.Arrive 5-10 minutes early.Dress Nicely—No Wrinkles.

Dress comfortably, and assume you’ll be cold. Try it on the night before to make sure it fits and looks good.Thank them for their time and for the opportunity to interview.Shake hands and maintain eye contact.Bring copies of your resume.Bring work samples.Ask questions. Actively listen. Prepare responses describing how you meet and exceed the job requirements. Thank them again at the end of the interview. Follow up between 1-3 days.18Slide19

The Interview – DON’TsDON’TBe LateBring or answer your phone, or textSmoke or vape beforehandWear perfume or cologne

Chew gumWear jeans or ripped clothesComplain about past jobsTalk about other job offersDominate the conversationLieTalk about religion, drinking, or relationshipsReveal information that could be used to rule you out as a candidateUse the cost of student loans, rent, or car as justification for higher paySay you don’t want or need the jobAsk about drug testing19Slide20

20Negotiate

You can’t afford to not negotiateYou are expected to negotiateYou are only hurting yourself if you don’tReview the power point from the “Negotiating Success for Women in GIS” workshopSlide21

The Cost of Not Negotiating21

Cumulative pay disparity over 25 years when starting with $40K, $50K, and $60K salaries (assuming 5% per annum pay increase).Leaving $10,000 on the table in the beginning could cost you $1 million over your career.Slide22

There is no rushThe actions you take now could affect the next years or decades of your life. This is not a decision to be made lightly. There will always be another job—don’t sell yourself short.

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THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!Kelly WrightAlec Marshall

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