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Tag Archives: networking
From Jenny Jeansonne:
“As many of you know I try to help the unemployed of Atlanta as much as I can.
I host free networking happy hours once a month and post job leads.
My next happy hour is Wed Feb 17th at Tavern 99.
Please RSVP via the Evite: http://tiny.cc/ATLjobs
People can find Atlanta Job Leads at http://atlantajobleads.wordpress.com
If you are hiring or know anyone that is looking for qualified individuals – please have them email me the job description and how to apply. I will post it (for free on my blog)
My blog and networking group began in MARCH 2009 and my blog has received over 40K visits and my networking has helped over 1000 people in the Atlanta area. And none of this would be successful without your help!
Thank you so much!”
Super-networker Jenny Jeansonne is hosting a Networking Happy Hour this Thursday, October 22 at Lenox Square Grill (was The Clubhouse).
She’s already invited over 100 recruiters. It’s Free Parking. Free to Attend. Free Appetizers too!
Details are at http://tinyurl.com/atljobs
Atlanta still has one of the highest in the country. Jenny is trying to help as many unemployed people as possible so they may have jobs by the holidays and really have something to celebrate.
Jenny posts jobs daily at http://atlantajobleads.wordpress.com – all industries, all careers levels.
If your company is hiring (or if you know of a company hiring), please let her know and she’ll post it for free.
My UPiC (Unemployed Partner-in-Crime) Shelley continues her search for work with her head held high and her goals in check. But after feeling like she’s exhausted every contact, every lead, every meet up and every friend- of-a-friend, she is working to freshen her job hunt with new strategies.
What’s her secret?
Get a new perspective!
Although a meeting planner by trade, Shelley met last night with a PR professional – someone completely outside her field – who was able to read her resume with a fresh eye, provide some new contacts and look into industries she may never have considered. She emerged feeling rejuvenated and is now ready to start today on a new path.
Fresh perspectives are critical. I have an old boss who insisted on interviewing people outside our industry because of their different experiences, likes and dislikes, hobbies, etc. So don’t just limit your contacts to people in your field. Seek people outside your job parameters who have different backgrounds and outlooks.
For example, don’t turn down a meeting with someone in engineering if you’re in accounting. You never know what might transpire: There may be an opening in the accounting department in their firm, they may know someone in your field from their church, a client may have a position available, his dad could be hiring, you never know.
A different, fresh perspective can be your key to success.
Let me know if this works for you!
A reader needs YOUR help! Please weigh in on her dilemma.
Dear Miss Pink Slip,
Now they want me back???
It’s been about three months since I was laid off. From hearing the words “we’re cutting back, and we won’t be able to afford your salary” to the roller coaster of emotions that followed, it’s been one of the most difficult experiences of my life. First, I wondered, “why me? Do they value me less than my colleagues?” Then, I began scanning the job sites religiously, looking for something…anything was better than scrapping by on a measly unemployment check that doesn’t even cover the mortgage. After three months of relentless job searching and networking, I’ve scored a couple interviews, but still no full-time gig. I’ve felt sad, depressed, anxious, nervous, helpless and finally, after a few months of going through all the emotions, I’ve come to a place where I’m actually…should I really say it…happy!
I’ve learned to enjoy the small things again, like cooking, organizing my closet, watching “Oprah”, working out, spending time with my family, actually getting a good night sleep — all the things I was constantly trying to fit into my schedule to no avail when I had a full-time job. I’ve also had time to do some soul searching and realized I was really unhappy. My former boss was, well…in three words, “Devil Wears Prada”. I worked crazy hours and I felt unappreciated. I was burned out, to say the least.
I’ve finally come to a place where I’m thankful I was laid off. I’ve been doing freelance work and even considering starting my own business. Then, today, I get a phone call from my former boss:
“How are you? We miss you around here! It’s not the same without you.” Blah, blah, blah. This is what your previous employer is supposed to say, right? And of course it feels good to be missed since you wonder if they even thought twice about laying you off. Then she dropped the bomb: “We’d love for you to come back and help us. Can you work on a part-time basis?”
Now I’m stuck between continuing to collect my unemployment check while searching for a job I actually like, doing some freelance work and seeing if I can develop that into a business, or returning to a job I hate because, to put it bluntly, I need the $$. I mean, it’s part-time, so I could continue to do some freelance work, right? But, after three months, I’m actually happy. Do I put up with the emotional turmoil and drama that comes along with the job for the paycheck? Then, of course, there’s the question: does part-time really mean part-time or will it turn into full-time with part-time pay? If that happened, I’d have to put my foot down and possibly quit, which would mean I’m not eligible for unemployment benefits. It’s like the boyfriend you know you shouldn’t go back to, but the sex is so good.
I’m torn. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Check out Joseph De Avila’s great article in today’s Wall Street Journal Career section titled “Ditching the Job Fair for a Venting Opportunity”. It features our friends at Laidoff Moveon and LaidOffCamp.
The piece discusses events around the country that aren’t focused on recruiting but on meeting other laid-off people, trading job leads and exchanging resources. People helping people. Glad to know the word is still spreading, good karma is flowing and people are benefitting from others’ ingenuity!
Let’s Unleash the Experts: 7 Tried-and-True Networking Tips from President and CEO of Executives Network
Some scoop from her peeps: “Molly was once out of work for two years and three days—until she finally figured out networking was the key to landing a job. She gave the popular job boards a pink slip—and then put her own job search ideas to work. The result? Molly had nearly 30 job offers in 90 days! Since then, Molly has since helped more than 2,500 people land jobs.” This gal obviously knows something.
Molly Wendell’s 7 Tips for Landing a Job in 2009
1. FIRE the job boards. Stop wasting time sitting behind the computer—it’s highly inefficient
2. Get out and meet people—network, network, network
3. Be proactive (not reactive)
4. Be specific and terrific
5. Make a great first (and lasting) impression
6. Tap into “the strength of the weak.” Those you know the least tend to provide the strongest contacts
7. Stay positive and motivated
Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/qv52v5
PS: I employed almost all of these networking tips during the course of my job search…and they work! However, I wish I’d thought about #6. That’s a good one to keep in mind. Thanks so much for telling us your secrets, Molly!
- The cover – It’s all about jobs, baby!
- From the Editor – a kind reminder that this rough economic time, too, shall pass
- Story on Andy from “The Office”, pp. 19-20. Did you know he’s from Atlanta? The actor, not Andy. That guy makes me laugh my ass off.
- The Jobs section – pp. 55 -65. Everything from how to find a job to networking to top growing area industries to higher ed, psychology and unemployment 101. It addresses how to keep the job you have, too.
- Entrepreneurs “Come in We’re Open”, pp. 70 – 85
- Review of Restaurant Eugene. The restaurant is apparently incredible. But couldn’t you review it in an issue that’s not all about jobs and people having no money? It’s not like we can afford to go. 🙂 But we want to!
- Same with the cocktail story on pp. 46-47. I’m out to find a deal on Bud Light, not what ridiculously expensive drink I can get at the W.
- Gorgeous home features. I’m jealous.
- News that Atlanta is the 10th most “unhappy” major U.S. city (even BEFORE the recession). Isn’t that like kicking us while we’re down?
The Verdict: Four Pink Slips. Great stories and useful, applicable information on jobs and the recession. Well worth the purchase.
Free Networking Event – Wed., April 29th
WHERE: Carolyn’s Gourmet Cafe in Midtown
WHERE: Carolyn’s Gourmet Cafe in Midtown
DETAILS AND RSVP here: http://budurl.com/fx39
WHO: Recruiters, hiring managers, people looking for a new job – all industries, all career levels
DRESS: Business casual
BRING: Business/contact cards