Networking, Career Club And A Twesume

So I am looking for a job. Made my first twesume, had fun doing it, check it out:

awesome marketer, 10+ yrs intl mkng experience, 4 a role in sustainability/ NGO/ social/ startup #twesume #hireme

For marketing, I find the recruitment market changed massively in the last 5 years, which is great. I love change. Now it’s all about social media and thought leadership and shaping a job rather than looking for one. You get hired through networking, through who you know and who knows you, rather than recruiters, as before. And networking = social media + events. So I am trying to juggle my presence and thought leadership on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, phew! I am in awe of you, digital natives, who not only are constantly up to date across all platforms, but also manage various identities across numerous social media. How do you do this?!!!

…which reminds me that I wanted to register on Push Page.

Social media, digital – I love this stuff. Now events is something else. This is where I still have some work to do. I have been in the Netherlands for 20 days, applied for a number of jobs online, created twesume and thought it was time to go and meet real people. So I went to the event I saw advertised on Linkedin. My first event here. I loved it! It was a bit like Escape The City but for women and with a coaching angle. Leading ladies – Lisa Ring, Marijke Krabbenbos, Dorota Klop-Sowinska – shared some cool tips on how to network, including on Linkedin (Netherlands top the world in terms of penetration, did you know?).

One thing that was said there stuck with me. Apparently expats move to the Netherlands for love, job or studies. These are top 3 reasons. I moved for none of that. I moved for another life. For a parallel universe. How about that. I am a firm believer in parallel universes, and in the theory that the more universes you spin (the more stuff you try and do) at the same time, the more the chance that they will align in the way you want.

So keep spinning those universes and be a creator of your own life. Hugs 🙂

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About lolkin

the nomad of the Universe, sailing through the unknown, learning to be happy and give happiness back
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