Zoom Info to Join:
Time: Feb 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Feb 9, 2021 07:30 PM
Feb 16, 2021 07:30 PM
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Meeting ID: 927 3366 0269
Join Demetrios Karis over zoom on February 9th, 2021 for a two-hour presentation and discussion on Developing a Successful Career. The presentation will be broken up into three parts: How to Find a Job, Advance in Your Career, and Continue to Learn.
There will be a followup meeting on Tuesday February 16 at 7:30 pm EST. There will be no presentations at this meeting. It is for discussion and the sharing of information and experiences. The Zoom login information is identical to the first meeting
Networking is critical for finding jobs, while continuous learning is critical for advancement. What should you do after you have a job, and what are the best ways to advance in your career? Many of the skills required for finding that first job need to be maintained and upgraded for career success. In addition, continuing to learn new skills and information will be indispensable throughout your professional life.
We’ll talk about and discuss different types of networking, and cover a wide variety of topics, including informational interviews, job interviews, resumes, portfolios, the importance of a mentor, whether to work through a recruiting firm or an agency, and how to get the most out of local meetings and national conferences.
Within 10 years you’ll be expected to do things that are not being taught today, and we’ll discuss the best ways to learn new skills and areas of specialization. Lessons from cognitive and educational psychology on how to optimize learning provide a methodology, while the thousands of free online courses and resources provide content.
All participants will receive a 90-page document prepared by Demetrios that includes additional details on all the topics covered, plus links to over 70 articles, 30 online courses, 16 recruiting firms, and multiple books and organizations.
There will be time for discussion, and participants will be encouraged to share their experiences.
About the host, Demetrios Karis
Demetrios Karis has been researching, designing, and evaluating consumer products and services for over 25 years at Verizon, GTE, Grumman Aircraft Systems, and the University of Illinois. He helped design GTE Airfone and several speech-based systems, and then for ten years led the SuperPages.com user interface group at GTE Labs, where he established a program for developing a comprehensive understanding of the user experience.
Demetrios also worked on the Verizon broadband customer experience, from DSL installation to the use of value-added services such as gaming and online backup and sharing. Demetrios established and led the User Experience team at the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center, and also worked on smartphone user experience, femtocells, and mobile phone accessibility.
Demetrios holds multiple patents and has published widely in diverse areas, including usability evaluation methodologies, CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work), automation using speech recognition, autobiographical memory, and cognitive psychophysiology.
Demetrios received a B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Cornell University, and an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois. He is now an independent consultant and has worked as a contractor at Google, Fidelity, as well as several small consulting firms. He is also an adjunct faculty member and teaches courses in both the Bentley University’s User Experience Certificate program and the graduate program in Human Factors in Information Design. He is currently leading an all-volunteer team of UX Researchers working with the Trial Court of Massachusetts; the goal is to improve the user experience of self-represented litigants interacting with the legal system.