Network with anyone who can assist you with a job search or career move. THis can include family, past and present co-workers, bosses, friends with similar interests, colleagues from business associations, alumni from your university, or acquanitances you have met via online networking services. You might also consider the followng online tools:
A comprehensive guide to the many ways you can use the Internet to connect with people all over the world and help build your personal network of contacts for social, business, and career purposes.
Use Facebook to keep up with friends and learn more about the people that they meet.
A social network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals.
WIND is a privately run, self-supporting organization in the Boston area whose mission is to provide professionals undergoing job transitions a weekly opportunity to network, sharpen job search skills, and stay motivated and focused throughout the job search. You will have to pay a fee to attend the meetings (a one-time $10 registration fee, plus $10 per meeting attended).
There are 2 groups nearby:
- WIND/North meets every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church St., Wilmington, MA).
- WIND/Boston meets on the second and fourth Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Paulist Center (5 Park St., Boston, MA).