The Microsoft Dynamics community site is a place to learn and network. It’s a place to learn about the skills you need and also create the reputation that you will need to be hired or treated as an industry leader. While it is certainly intended for individuals, businesses can also share their stories in order to grow their own community. If you have a chance to become involved with this community you should take it because you have so much to gain and so little to lose from it.
The top goal of the site itself is of course to promote the use of the programs themselves. That does not make it any less important for those involved with ERP. In fact financial motives are something that drives nearly all of us from a small businessperson to a charity manager. There is simply no way to avoid the need to promote your organization and gather money to keep everything going. There is also nothing wrong with that despite what anyone might tell you.
You can get certifications and awards in many areas from fundraising software to normal programming. Programs for most of these can be found on the site itself. In today’s world of fast-food education you can take some classes for nearly anything that you would need. Just make sure that wherever you get it they actually teach you everything that you need. Otherwise you may have to find some of it from those who have learned before and online resources of another kind.
Joining groups within the community is one way to make your early introductions. It’s also fine to tell people that you are coming here as part of your work with a business. After all, just about everyone else there is also coming as part of their own business. If you are not working in that capacity then be sure to let them know that you are seeking work as a freelancer. Companies are always looking through groups in order to find the best people possible for their own business.
Speaking of certifications you also want to start gathering influence within the Microsoft Dynamics community groups. You can do this by getting new awards and certificates then telling people about them. As long as you have some friends in the industry they should be willing to promote you as these things go. Getting your image out there can often spell the difference between failure and success for those in this field.
The site is also useful for those headhunting for a business. If you are the person who handles this in your own organization then you may want to look there as well. The community is full of young and old experts who are eager to prove their worth in a major setting. Eager is a good word to use for many of the people who get on and use this site. Try to put that passion to work in your own business as well and you could see some amazing results.