SIM is the premier network for IT leaders and a key benefit of membership in SIM Boston has always been the opportunity to network with your peers. As part of the effort to support our members, we have instituted a Member Career Development (formerly Members in Transition) program to assist:
- Members currently in transition;
- Members likely to be in transition in the near future;
- Members who think it may be time to consider a transition to a new opportunity;
- Members who are looking for new opportunities and growth.
Our MIT members have the option to sign up for the MIT Yahoo Jobs group and the MIT LinkedIn subgroup to SIM – Connect.
SIM Boston offers a mix of a topical breakfast meeting series and lunch-time webinars that includes the type of activity you would expect at a Professional Employment Network. Our intention is that every meeting, typically held the first Thursday of each month, will feature a Subject Matter Expert (SME) who will speak on topics relevant to MITs. Our meetings have been well-received by all who have attended!
Attendees should come to these meetings prepared to share their own recent search activities and their search activities coming up in the next 30 days, any specific ways other members can help them, and ways that they can help others. Attendees should also be prepared to deliver and critique 30-second interviews (“elevator pitches”).
These meetings are open to all SIM Boston members, not just MIT members. We encourage anyone willing to be a “Helper” (e.g. willing to help our MIT’s to network, share leads, etc.), and those of you who may be considering, or may soon need to consider, a new career opportunity, to join us. Space is limited so please reserve a spot for yourself early (MIT’s will be given priority for space). We have asked staffing and search vendor SIM members to host these and to provide us with the SME.