What we're about
Do any of these questions apply to you?
• Do job search sites frustrate you?
• Does applying for positions you think are good fits for you posted on job sites like Career Builder, Monster, Dice, etc., leave you depressed when you don't get any, or only a few, interviews?
• Do you want to join other job seekers in the Concord, CA area to share encouragement, job leads, and advice?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, welcome! I'm creating this Meetup to help myself and others increase their employment opportunities by networking with others.
Networking is a scary concept to many people. I know it was for me a few years ago, but I used it with some success in building my freelance writing business. Now that I've decided to search for full-time work as someone else's employee--and been discouraged from putting all my hopes in online job search sites--I'm hoping this Meetup will become a community of members who help each other find employment.
According to most career consultants I've read or encountered, networking is the most common way to find new positions (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-survey-reveals-85-all-jobs-filled-via-networking-lou-adler). When I discovered there weren't any career or job search Meetup groups close to Concord where I live, I decided to start my own and see who'll join me.