Extreme Makeover: Career Edition (Atlanta)

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6pm - 8:30pm EST Wednesday, February 24 2010
Macy's Systems and Technology, 5895 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Keith on Feb 14, 2010

Come on out and attend our February meeting whose focus is on your CAREER. The meeting's topic is EXTREME MAKEOVER: CAREER EDITION and will be jointly presented by two of BDPA Atlanta's Leadership Team, Jacqueline Sanders and Keith Warrick.

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Joins us as we explore which IT certifications that are critical for your success.

LinkedIn is fast becoming the most popular tool for professional and social networking. Learn how to make your profile stand out from all the rest.

Freshen your interviewing skills with mock interviews and resume critiques. Talk to representatives from local universities about classes that can point your career in the right direction.

Be sure to bring your resumes & LinkedIn Profiles (.pdf version) for review!


Jacqueline Sanders' prolific 24-year career in IT includes a flourishing tenure as the Vice President of Bovis Lend Lease where she successfully led an enterprise-wide business process re-engineering initiative. Ms. Sanders has worked as a Program Manager, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Tester, Database Administrator and Software Developer, experiencing various methodologies, most recently specializing in the Agile Scrum Method.

Ms. Sanders has worked for Southwest Airlines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Revenue, Scientific Games and the CheckFree Corporation. As a result, she has acquired software development experience in the Healthcare, Airline and Financial industries. Ms. Sanders is a Certified Business Analyst Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Facilitator. Ms. Sanders focuses on promoting project success through process improvement and requirements management. Ms Sanders frequently facilitates workshops, seminars, and projects.

Keith Warrick has over 10 years of Information Technology professional experience in various roles from technical writer, quality assurance analyst and project manager to business analyst in the industries of telecommunications, information technology services and insurance.

He has been involved in the implementation and training of software solutions to working directly with external clients in the development of custom software solutions. Prior to working in IT, he spent time in operations analysis and marketing.

As a recent consequence of being in transition, Mr. Warrick became extremely adept at using social media particularly LinkedIn and was successful in leveraging that tool in helping others to utilize it more effectively in their job search and in his own. He began presenting on LinkedIn last year and presented at the 2009 BDPA National Technology Conference where it was received extremely well. He currently works as a Business Analyst for a major insurance company.


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