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This workshop is PERFECT for newcomers AND local residents who want to develop their networking skills and discover the best places to network based on the type of people you want to connect with.
If you’re between jobs, want to look for new opportunities, are starting a new business, are a student who will be looking for work in a year or two, or simply want to 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 “salesy” or ‘fake” and yet it doesn’t have to be that way. It can be especially difficult for those of us who are introverts. I’ll share my Ultimate Action Plan 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 may find yourself looking forward to networking events rather than dreading them. I’ll even give you tips for dealing with someone who is a little too pushy about promoting themselves or a product or service they provide.
If you’re looking for work in Victoria, networking is essential. You’ve probably heard of the unpublished job market, where up to 50% of the job opportunities in a city are never advertised – in Victoria it’s more like 80-90%. Most positions are filled by word of mouth referrals and you’ll want to network to meet other people and uncover unpublished opportunities that could be perfect for you.
This three hour workshop will give you the tools and confidence to become a more effective networker, even if you’ve never done it before. If you’re a newcomer, you may also find you make some good connections with local residents at the workshop and I’ll unlock the secret to the many and varied organizations, places and events in Victoria where you can network.
Here’s what we cover in the workshop:
- Identifying the barriers to networking
- Positively reframing negative beliefs about networking
- Understanding the many benefits of networking
- Where to go to meet the people you want to meet
- Setting goals for your networking
- Sue’s Ultimate Action Plan to get the most out of your networking
- How to introduce yourself in a simple and intriguing way
- Great conversation starters
- Insider tips for networking in Victoria
- Frequently asked questions about networking
In addition to the workshop, you’ll enjoy a 1-on-1 telephone strategy session with your workshop leader to help you refine your 30 second introduction and 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.
Here’s what Shkendie Kaba, Founder and Owner of Kaba Immigration Services had to say about her experience:
“Sue’s 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.”
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”, attend her monthly Victoria Newcomer Connections Mixer, or request a complimentary “Welcome to Victoria” phone call.
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