How DJay unleashed his networking potential!
NAME: Dhananjay K.
NICHE: Berkeley Engineer
DJay is one of the many engineers looking for a job. Find out how he used networking in a very professional way to not only secure a job but understand how people's career evolved and get people's perspectives. He concluded the career growth is 60% of your performance and 40% of your networking and ability to understand what kind of opportunities are available.
Stuart was a huge help. He advised me on my overall career path and provided me with tons of feedback as to how I should prepare.
First thing, the "CA family" helped me get my focus right as far as getting a job is concerned, but also getting hired and talking to people, seeing things that helped me understand what I want to do for a career. When I came back here, I spent a lot of time networking with AI and ML professionals so that once my education is done I had laid my foundation for a very smooth reentry back into industry, whether its, you know, in Canada, in the US, that shouldn't be a problem.
CA taught me how to use that, how to use my social skills in a very professional setting to actually not only secure a job, but understand how people's career evolved from a student to like the director of engineering or the director of product management. Because networking is not only about finding a job, but it also helps you get people's perspectives.
Like right now, I don't network to actually find the job, I'm networking to just know people, which in a way is really good because people are happy that he's coming, he's talking to us, he's not asking for a job referral. So when I keep in touch with all these people a few years down the line, like getting a referral from them it's just going to need sending one email that this is my resume to these positions. And you know, they should be able to help me out.
If I did not, like, if I didn't have CA and your support, what would happen is that I wouldn't know how powerful networking was or how you know to what extent you should network, how you should craft those emails.
So networking with American people is different. Networking with some Indian American people is different. Networking with alumni from UC Berkeley or from IIT there, you know, it's very subtly different from each other. And, I think, career growth is 50%, 60% of your performance and 40% your networking and ability to understand what kind of opportunities are available. Want the same great insights about yourself and your career path?