Presenter: Tim Worboys, LinkedIn
Date Recorded: 10 November 2016
Duration: 38 minutes
Whether you are a student, new graduate or seasoned professional, being able to take ownership of your career is often challenging. Colleagues, managers, and peers often feel like they might be getting in the way of our success. In reality, however, we control a lot more than we think, and we’re likely getting in our own way! In this session, LinkedIn software engineering manager and Future Leaders Forum speaker Tim Worboys discusses how he has worked through challenges and changes in his career and turned them into opportunities. Tim shares a handful of simple tips he has developed (or fallen into by accident) by working with mentors and peers to solve the many challenges encountered in his career path.
Tim Worboys received his BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada before starting his career at LinkedIn in 2012. Tim has worked at LinkedIn through its hypergrowth phase between 2012 and present where the number of employees grew from 2,100 to 9,200 in only 4 years. During this time he grew from an entry level Software Engineer to his current role as Senior Manager, Software Engineering.
Tim is passionate about leadership and management and enjoys speaking and writing about these topics as well mentoring and helping people to grow their careers. Tim has held several positions in the IEEE including Vice Chair, Leadership and Training for the Young Professionals and his current roles as Region 6 – Central Area Chair, and Social Media Chair for the Communications Committee of the IEEE-USA. In his spare time, you can find Tim hiking, snorkeling, kayaking or whitewater rafting.