This workshop isÂ perfect for newcomersÂ andÂ local residents who want to develop their networking skills.
If youâreÂ between jobs, orÂ want to look for new opportunities, or simply want toÂ make new friends in Victoria, networking is a critical skill, yet many people have a strong aversion to the concept of networking. They may think it means being âsalesyâ or âfakeâÂ andÂ yet it doesnât have to be that way. It can be especially difficult for those of us who are introverts.Â Iâll share my Ultimate Action PlanÂ to help you to show up at networking events in a confident and authentic way. It will reduce your stress and change your perception of networking and you mayÂ find yourself looking forward to networking events rather than dreading them. I’ll even give you tips for dealingÂ with someone who is a little too pushyÂ about promoting themselves or a product or service they provide.
If youâre looking for work in Victoria, networking is essential. Youâve probably heard of the unpublished job market, where up to 50% of the job opportunities in a city are never advertised â in Victoria itâs more like 80-90%. Most positions are filled by word of mouth referrals and youâll want to network to meet other people andÂ uncover unpublished opportunities that could be perfect for you.
This two and a half hour workshop willÂ give you the tools and confidence to become a more effective networker, even if youâve never done it before. If youâre a newcomer, you may also find you make some good connections with local residents at the workshop andÂ Iâll unlock the secret to the many and varied organizations, places and events in Victoria where you can network.
In addition to the workshop, youâllÂ enjoy a 1-on-1 telephone strategy sessionÂ with your workshop leader to help you refine your 30 second introduction andÂ zero in on the best places for you to network based on your goals.
Previous participants have shared that they enjoyed the open friendly environment, the small group format, the concrete handouts, resources and information and the authenticity of the workshop leader.
Hereâs what Shkendie Kaba, Founder and Owner of Kaba Immigration Services had to say about her experience:
âSueâs enthusiastic and passionate style made the whole experience exceptionally uplifting and motivating. She was so generous with her knowledge and practical tips on networking for success. The tools and resources she shared with us were beyond my expectations and I started using them right away.â
If you have questions, please call Sue at 778-265-6880 or via email at SueMaitland@shaw,ca and she’ll help you decide if this would be a beneficial event for you attend.
If you’re a newcomer to Victoria, consider also attending Sue’s free monthly information session “An Insiders Guide to Moving to Victoria” or request a complimentary “Welcome to Victoria” phone call.
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