I have always found the term
"The Hidden Job Market" confusing
As a networking enthusiast I strongly believe the worst time to look for a job is when you need one and the best time to network is when you are least in need ( more on that later )
Those that know me will know that I'm going to change jobs very soon
A major life change for me.
I'm not changing sectors, still in philanthropy
But I am switching perspectives
In considering a place I never thought I'd find myself
I stumbled onto a curious sight this week in an upscale parking garage
(looking for my Zipcar) where condos average $1 million
Look at these photo's below...
An office (family photo's and all) in the middle of a parking garage!
I asked the attendant, this person is there 9-5 every day!
Would you imagine yourself here 5 years ago? 5 years from now?
I was told it's a very good salary, free parking downtown, private and peaceful
.......you want to talk about a "hidden job"?!
Marketing advisor Promod Sharma posted a great article from Forbes on LinkedIn
citing the brilliant concept of a "Reputation Economy" created by Web 2.0 and Social Media
Networking has never been more important for your career
Looking at online postings and applying through HR just won't cut it.
Hope those in my network and beyond can join me at the Annex Live on May 3 ( 5 - 7pm ) for a quick celebration of my job move after work
No RSVP, no pressure, no cost, just your time.
If you can't come, please, let me be of help to achieve your goals.
If you set them, I'm here to help...and am at your service.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
So! The conference is upon us.
CAGP 2011 And I have a lot of favours to repay.
Early in my career when I got into town
I'd wander the first night to eat alone with a newspaper.
Peers accosted me, took me to dinner. Networked, taught me, we had fun.
Now. You're in MY house, it's payback time and this time. It's personal.
So! Networking offer #1.
Tuesday night April 12. I'll be in the hotel lobby at 6ish.
I have five people already coming out.
Join us and we'll go for dinner nearby.
Nothing fancy, just peers starting the networking off early.
Email me at paulcnazareth at gmail dot com
or @UinvitedU on Twitter
Networking offer #2.
Saturday morning April 16th.
A few of us will gather in the hotel lobby at 10am
( sleep in for pete's sake! )
We'll go for breakfast and I'll be driving
six people to the airport at noon and six at 2pm.
Seriously, people did this for me in Vancouver, Halifax and Banff.
Have a great conference.
Say hello, I'd love to help you enjoy my town!
I don't like Toronto, I love it and I'd love to show you why.
Thanks for the chance to meet, listen and learn.