Many of us apply to job postings hoping we’ll be discovered. However, it’s not that easy and our time is precious, so taking effective steps is key. Expanding your social and personal networks are good places to start. Recruiters suggest that more than 80% of jobs are still found through networking.
Networking within your local community is a key way to find the local hiring managers and job openings in an informal setting. Common interest groups are a great place to look. Meetup is an organization that posts groups that have a focused interest such as hiking, eating out or even job hunting combined with wine tasting. The Palo Alto Wine Group, for example, is one of the San Francisco Bay area's largest meetup groups started by a recruiter with a hobby of critiquing resumes while wine tasting.
The next Palo Alto Wine Meetup group will be hosting a private wine tasting event at an elegant Art Gallery in downtown Los Altos. There will be three Napa Valley wineries who will be on site to pour samples of some of their signature wines. Enjoy a glass of wine and some light appetizers while viewing art, and networking in a chic setting.
What: Art and Wine and Networking
When: Saturday September 28th 6PM to 8PM
Where: Los Altos, CA
**There is a $10.00 fee required for this event to cover the gallery rental, clean up, extra staff and snacks. Please bring your own wine glass if you don’t want to sample some of these great wines from plastic stemware.
You will receive the address upon receipt of payment. Payment must be received NO later than Thursday September 26th so we can make preparations in advance. There are no refunds unless the event is cancelled. To register go to the Palo Alto Wine Group website.
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti is a leading thought leader on career development. She is the author of ten books, a regular media contributor, and global speaker. She is a key advisor for recruiting and outplacement firms. Her most recent book is Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders. Tracey has recently served as a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Media X program, researching the impact of technology on future careers. Find Tracey on Twitter and Facebook.