Sunday, February 15, 2009

Net - Working

I would dare argue that there isn't a person reading this post who doesn't know someone who has been impacted by the recent economy - be it someone who has been laid off from a job to someone whose small business is facing unprecedented challenges.

While the situation may seem overwhelming, I am confident that by combining resources we can make a real difference. Personally, I'm a big believer in Teddy Roosevelt's admonition to do the best you can with what you have where you are.

So, here's the plan:

There is going to be a meeting on Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00 PM to explore ways to network together - this meeting is open to all who are looking for a job, may be looking for a job, may be looking for employees, feel as though they have something to offer to help those looking for jobs (resume writing, interview skills, etc.), or those who simply want to try to do something to help - in other words, if you're reading this post then you're invited. The meeting will be held at Hockessin Baptist Church - 505 Schoolhouse Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.

Here's just some of the ideas we'll explore:
1) Growing a support system
2) Networking - giving everyone a chance to share about opportunities (job fairs, openings, etc.)
3) Tool Share - help each other with resumes, social media, interviewing skills, etc.

If you can't make the meeting but have some advice, ideas, questions, or suggestions - please feel free to post them here. Hopefully this meeting will lead to several networking opportunities.

WHAT: Networking meeting for jobs
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Hockessin Baptist Church - 505 Schoolhouse Road, Hockessin, DE

Looking forward to hearing your ideas!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ken,
Good start and thanks for the note, will try and be there.
Chris

Christine said...

Ken,

Thanks for the heads up! I will try to be there.

Chris D.

Ed Weirauch said...

This sounds like just the thing we need to do. I hope to be there. Ed

Laurie said...

This is a great idea whose time has definitely come. I'll do all I can to be there!

Ken said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments - this thing is growing like crazy! We're getting calls and e-mails from prospective employers, experts in a variety of fields, and several people who just want a chance to do something.

I hope to see all of you tonight!