This past January, the Calgary Public Library started up our very successful Strategic Networking program. Held every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on the Third Floor of the Central Library, the Strategic Networking program joins our other popular Career Coaching program to make Thursday evenings at the Central Library a welcoming, high-energy gathering place for job seekers and those looking to expand their career and employment options.
The drop-in networking sessions are facilitated by our fantastic group of volunteers who have varied and extensive experience in the field of Human Resources in Calgary. The facilitators share networking tips and set up practice activities. Participants share networking ideas and successes and have the opportunity to practice their own networking skills. The session also provides the opportunity for some real networking with participants connecting with one another.
One of our volunteers, Debbie Mastel, explains why she believes the Strategic Networking program has been such a success:
"The Calgary Public Library's Strategic Networking program attracts a diverse group of participants from a wide variety of industries and all at different stages in their careers. Not only do participants get pointers on networking skills, they get to try them out at every session. Participants who have positions often continue to attend the sessions to share their successes, gain more practice in networking and continue to grow their network."
Whether you are currently looking for a new job or career or just realizing you need to improve your ability to network, consider joining us Thursday evenings at the Central Library for our Strategic Networking and Career Coaching programs.
Where: Third Floor, Central Library
When: Thursday evenings
Strategic Networking 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Career Coaching 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. (one-on-one help with resumes, interviews and general career advice)
No registration is required for either program.
*Note: the Strategic Networking and Career Coaching programs at Central, which were closed during the summer due to flood damage to the Central Library, are now running again at their regular time and location (Third Floor, Central).