Welcome to my new segment — a delightfully themed post on the best reads and happenings of my week. Given my recent dedication to increase the quality of my reading, I thought this would be good practice. Enjoy!
(Also, a weekly segment means I will be writing more. Hooray for keeping my blog updated! It is not an easy thing to accomplish, trust me.)
This week is all about networking and job hunting. I’ve been traveling back and forth from Boston and New York City in search of some awesome job opportunities and I have to say, networking is exhausting, but completely worth it. Here’s what was happening on my end of the job hunt season:
1. Last Friday, I attended the New York City Startup Job Fair for the second time. It was crowded, busy, and a little overwhelming. While it was hard to get around, I admit that it’s a great way to stay on your toes and look sharp. If you want to impress anyone, attending a startup fair tests your knowledge on industry skills and trends. A great reason to network and attend job fairs.
If you’re looking to work in a startup, I highly recommend this one. Make sure to follow their Twitter account for updates: @nycstartupjobs
2. I’ve recently become a huge fan of The Daily Muse. They’re a great job hunting resource and the job board is top notch. Again, if you’re interested in tech and startups, make sure to use them to your advantage. I especially love their newsletter.
3. Todd Defren, CEO at SHIFT Communications, gave Millemials a kick in the ass with this open letter. Like so many other undergrads applying for jobs, I took this one personally — but in a good way. While nervously reading the article, I did a mental checklist for everything I had done right according to Todd’s standards. Luckily, it looks like I’m on the right track.
One scary quote to take from this: “Your cover letter should be flawless and interesting. Grammatical errors are perfectly acceptable—so long as you don’t mind if we immediately trash your letter.”
4. On a final note, I’m hosting an event tonight with my fellow organizer and blogger Melanie Cohn. It’s our second event for the group we co-founded called Young Women in Digital. As of last night, the event, named “Marketing and Mingling”, was entirely sold out! I am so excited and proud that we managed to create a group that appeals to so many women.
If you work in marketing/digital/PR in Boston, join us for our next event! You can follow us on Twitter using #YWDBoston 🙂