Piggybacking off my resume thread (the resume is off for final review, so keep your fingers crossed) I have been networking. As an introvert, this is EXHAUSTING.
When they say introverts get their batteries recharged with alone time they’re not kidding. My knitting, a good show to binge watch, and I’m set. This going out and talking to people stuff is quite challenging for me.
Per JB99, I have been spamming recruiters on LinkedIn with rather good results, meaning they connect with me.
Friday I met an old friend from grad school to pick her brain about her industry to see if it’s something I wanted to get into. She gave me the names of several recruiters and the phone number of a friend, who is in another industry. I’m playing phone tag with her…I’ll call her back tomorrow. I’m fried.
Today, I met a friend from Toastmasters for an afternoon tea at a Catholic church. Another lady at our table, a retired nurse, has a daughter who has a friend who is a recruiter. Bang, another connection on LinkedIn.
Then, this evening, I met with a friend of my Toastmasters friend for drinks. She talked about her business and the 501c3 she is running and she’s looking for a part time employee or consultant to help her get organized. I’m meeting with her and her business partner in January, and in the meantime I’m going to research the software she’s installing.
I have to mentally gear myself up for stuff like this. Tomorrow I have another webinar and I plan to make time to write and knit.