I've been thinking about researching cities (and that, girlfriend, means booking a flight/train/bus ride!). I've rung the alarm and put in some resumes at organizations in Philly, NYC, DC, Raleigh, etc. Just the other day, I set my sights on Toronto. It's a fantastic center of culture, commerce, and great living. The festivals, concerts, restaurants are never-ending.
It'll be tough, though, to find myself in a new city, aiming to live in a new country (I've lived in Canada for 2 years, but I still need to take care of all the legal stuff), and getting myself into a new job. But this challenge, my friends, is one that I can't wait to take on.
Here are a few ways that I've pounded the pavement - please please please, send along thoughts on how you've aimed to do the same. Would LOVE to put your ideas to the test!
- Network like crazy.
- Volunteer at events, meetings, and conferences.
- Find mentors in the field you work in, the city you want to live in, and those golden folks who you want to be like when you grow up.
- Get noticed (for me, it's on platforms like my blog, my LinkedIn profile, and making special requests for e-introductions.
- Getting in front of people. Whether it's a 15 second elevator chat or an hour long pow-wow, getting in front of people gives them a sense of who you are - genuinely - and that means as much as a well oiled resume ANY day!
(an unemployed, but faithful) Allyson