I received and email from PCS (more about them in a mo) inviting me to a FREE networking event in Manchester it’s going to cost abut £12.oo if yo include the train our parking and I’ve not decided which to use first.

Fingers crossed I meet some useful people and we can help each other.

PCS are a company you pay a LOT of money to and the mentor you to your next job, all good stuff but there are no guarantees so like a good reporter I made my excuses and left, bu hey an invite came out of it 😀

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Get a good book

May 24, 2010

I’m halfway through  a book called The Reluctant Networker by Neil Munz-Jones. It’s a very easy read and has some good points that help, I’ve written to him and he’s allowing me to quote him as long as I say he’s a nice chap 😀

The book is something that should be read early in life as one of the things he points out is that working hard is NOT its own reward, grrrrrr I was robbed because that’s exactly what I was brought up on; still it’s never too late to learn.

Linked in groups is working for me. Hurrah!!

I received an invitation for a “chat” from a guy who is relatively local to me and very entertaining it was too but apart from the food and drink it was also very useful; it appears that I need to “re-brand myself”.

Soooooo now what?

I did searches for groups (Groups, groups directory, search groups) in my field and then for groups in the field I want to get in to namely NHS. Some groups joined me up immediately and I received a message from the group owner and an invite to link up, new blood already, hurrah!!

Now to start looking for events, wish me luck.

Today is another day

May 11, 2010

Yesterday was an altogether frustrating day, forgotten keys, car not ready at garage, forgotten phones and worst of all a rejection. A few weeks ago I’d offered my very extensive services for free to my local hospital trust to gain some experience in the NHS and put something back in the community and yesterday it was rejected; I’m sad.

But today is another day.

I’ve already written a very nice email back saying I was disappointed and what I’d hoped to achieve for them and I’m available in the future. Point for me.

Day 2

May 9, 2010

So what does today hold?

First I’m gong to play with Linked In again, I’ve read some hints on job sites of what to do so here I go again………..

Well, I’ve played with my profile again but everybody I have as a contact is a long-term friend or colleague, I need new blood.

My idea is to join some groups and see if I can get any interest from there………

Ok found a couple of groups that are in my field and requested to join.

First blog.

May 8, 2010

Hello, what have I done today?

I’ve had a LinkedIn account for years but it was just a few words about me and I’d used it like a business facebook rather than a tool for networking.

So I’ve added a photo, obviously a good one, you have NO IDEA the lengths I went to for a decent passport photo, updated my CV info and added some “Specialties” and a “Summary”.

What next?