Latest headlines: Megan A. Dutta on 5 things about UCC that you should know before InfoComm 2021, Michael Katz on getting the job you want
October 7, 2021 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 19
We’ve talked until we were blue in the face about how this InfoComm will look different this year. I mean, Dave Labuskes said it himself in a recent interview with Megan A. Dutta. But if you’re attending this year’s show in person, here are a few things about UCC to keep in mind as we prepare. We can all agree that there will be a heavy emphasis on conferencing and collaboration at this year’s show, as these types of products have kept us afloat through 2020 and beyond. So take a look at the advice from a few manufacturers — and I’ll see you there!
The next column I want to point out is from Michael Katz, all about getting the job you want. There has been a significant shift in employment this past year, and if you’re someone looking for your next opportunity, Michael has a lot of great advice about creating contacts and making the most of them. You can check out part 1 of this series here, by the way!
Finally, don’t forget to get those nominations in for your favorite manufacturers and products for our rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards 2021! You only have until Oct. 10, so don’t be shy!
There’s no doubt there will be a heavy emphasis on UCC products and services at InfoComm 2021. In fact, the show will feature a Conferencing & Collaboration Pavilion with exhibitors like Google and Lenovo taking large booths. The show will also feature education sessions focused on UCC with topics ranging from space design to software-based systems and more.
By the time I was ready to move on to new job opportunities, I made sure to apply to places in which I had contacts. I spent some time at a video managed services company and then moved on to two different jobs in the AV integration industry. By applying to places where I had contacts (aka champions), I was able to learn each company’s interview process. This was incredibly valuable. A piece of advice: Always leverage your contacts to join a company; it saves a lot of time and lowers stress.