With the flurry of layoffs in so many companies recently, I thought it would be a good time to get everyone together again to tap into the power of friends helping friends in a warm and informal job networking event that I like to call “FriendWorking.”
I personally feel uncomfortable with networking, but I find that when you come with the spirit of helping others first, that it frees you from the usual awkwardness and you end up feeling more natural and most like your real self! The magic of it is that somehow good things happen to you, too!
Instead of facing a room full of strangers, the concept of FriendWorking makes you realize that most are just friends you haven’t met yet! I have some dear friends whom I met at other events on my own. That’s why it’s worth it to push yourself to get out and meet new people. You just never know!
We’ve had KIT List events in the past, and it’s been wonderful to meet so many of you in person. It’s so much more fun than just connecting by email!
Join us — and bring a friend or two — to meet other professionals who are open to new job opportunities, plus some employers and recruiters who will be attending as well.
All are welcome, whether you’re just getting started in your career (or a recent graduate), or if you’re already well established. Feel free to share this with friends, but we do need you to RSVP.
Note that this is not a formal job fair, but an informal and relaxed mixer to connect with new people and see how you can help each other through your ideas, personal networks, and job search tips and strategies.
We’ll provide a little bit of structure to make it easier to mix, getting people to break into smaller groups to answer a few questions we’ll ask you all to ask and share within your smaller group. This is an important way to meet new people outside of your usual professional circles, so we’ll be encouraging people to connect with others in different fields (e.g. marketing, engineering, finance, sales, HR, IT, etc.). The beauty of this is that you just never know who is going to be the person to connect you to the next job you’ll love — or who you will help land their perfect job!
Tuesday, March 22nd
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Palo Alto, CA
Please RSVP at: http://meetu.ps/2VZvnC
Also, if you like the KIT List to receive job emails or to post jobs, just go to www.KITlist.org!
It’s free to attend, just pay for the food and drinks you order from The Patio’s staff — and please tip them generously!
Bring a friend, your business cards, and your spirit of helping others — and let’s have a fabulous night!