What are you doing in March to grow professionally? There’s a thin line between having a job versus a career. Growing professionally means putting in work to define your career. It means attending a few networking mixers to get to know others in your field or the field you’d like to work in some day. Being sociable is something that is necessary for professionals. You must be able to successfully interact with everyone at work and you must know how to approach others to ask questions or relay important information. Every month, organizations submit their networking events. If you’re looking for an event, check out our Events Calendar.
Professional development also means developing your skills to continue to compete in your field. In a world that never stops changing, great leaders never stop learning. Professionals must do everything they can to become qualified for their chosen professions and improve their performance. Try to get all of the education and training you need before you look for your dream job. Once you find your ideal job, focus on learning important new skills. Get motivated and get something done. Stay busy, make moves, get it done, don’t be lazy, bang out deadlines, make calls to people you usually don’t, round up the troops, #Dowork.
Checkout some of the free webinars and events happening around New Orleans.
Take advantage of all the internet has to offer by checking out these free opportunities.
- If you’re a little farther along in your career, but still need some advice, the AARP is hosting a free webinar with Advice for Experienced Job Seekers, on March 14 at 2 p.m. ET.
- Wondering how to develop your personal brand while advancing your organization’s mission? Tune into “Taking Leadership Online: Developing Your Personal Social Media Voice” hosted by Debra Askanase, founder of Community Organizing 2.0 on March 20, at 3 p.m. ET.
Go beyond Facebook and Twitter. Are you managing the social media strategy of your organization? Here are a few to help you expand your knowledge.
- Download this free ebook on Nonprofit Video Storytelling to help expand your outreach.
- Communities are using their mobile phones and tablets more often, and nonprofit organizations must adapt to these changing touchpoints. For a small fee, you can listen in on a webinar from The Chronicle of Philanthropy on “The Mobile Nonprofit: Strategies for Smartphones and Tablets,” on March 14 at 2 p.m. ET.
- Join Kivi Leroux Miller, of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, and Kerri Karvetski, owner of Company K Media, as they discusses “Google + and Pinterest for Your Nonprofit.” The webinar is available for all Nonprofit Marketing Guide All-Access Pass Holders and is on March 14 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET.
Conferences and Larger Events. If you’re looking for something a bit more in-depth, there are several conferences and longer events happening in the entrepreneur world in the next six weeks.
- New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 16 – 22
- BizCamp March 16th
- City of New Orleans Business Information Session 3
- City of New Orleans Business Information Session 4
- Sharpen Your Business Writing
- “Road to Beijing – Key Lessons on Doing Business With China
- 2013 Small Business Seminar – Idea or Opportunity
- City of New Orleans Business Information Sessions 5
- Women I’Mpowered Networking Nite
Don’t see your event listed? Submit your events here.