What I make for a living?

Sometimes I’m asked about my job and what it consist in. Well, time ago I used to joke about and I used to repeat a line from a film; I solve problems.

Now, seriously; in my LinkedIn profile I describe myself as a IT Trusted Advisor. So, what does it means? I help my customers to find the best IT solution for a need or problem. Nowadays my customers are from inside the company but from time to time I’ve to face projects that impact directly on end customers.

That help means much more that you may imagine in a first sight. For instance;

  • define clearly what the customerneeds
  • concrete what problem we’re trying to solve
  • propose a solution, which may be something quite different from what customer was asking for
  • supervise that everything is done and it’s done on time
  • write manual, documentation, procedures, they all have to be clear and useful ones
  • evaluate when everything has ended if the target was achieved

Most amazing and challenging thing is to deal with people. It’s really difficult to express it. Sometimes is hard, but many times it’s a wide open window to learning, in many senses, not only in professional terms but also in personal terms

WordPress + LinkedIn is more powerful social media profile

A colleague (& friend) ask for my CV and I’ve drop him two lines with two URL’s, one from my obsolete web page CV (just in Spanish) and the other one from my more accurate (although not perfect) pbenavent’s LinkedIn profile.

So I get into LinkedIn in order to check how old my uncomplete my profile is. Then I start to correct it and going up & down through it I realize LinkedIn have done a simple but practical improvement.

Try it by yourself but for instance, if tag a wordpress post with linkeding tag it must appear at my LinkedIn. It let’s you enrich your profile more easily and again, Social Media is the new thing by connecting networks, professional, personal, all in all.