Bookbuilders of Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people involved in book publishing and manufacturing throughout New England. Our blog describes industry events that we sponsor or attend.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bookbuilders Summer Networking on the Common

On the last Wednesday in July, Bookbuilders gathered on sunny Boston Common for a potluck casual networking event. Shakespeare in the Park followed for those who could attend.
At the various times that I have been on the hunt for a new job, I've adhered to a self-imposed rule: every day, try something new. A new job board, a new alumni group, a new resume, etc. If networking on the Common had been an option, it would have been a no-brainer in that strategy. Happy faces, good food, and Vitamin D followed by free entertainment! 

At this event, I was able to help a fellow Bookbuilder hook up with someone who can provide inside information on a job he's pursuing. It's not a golden ticket by any stretch, but how helpful would it be to get that kind of insight on a regular basis? You'd be the SuperCandidate! Of course, it also feels great to pay it forward.

Regular (indoor) casual networking resumes in September. We hope you'll join us ... visit the Bookbuilders of Boston website for details. You might be surprised by the people that you meet, or the things that you learn.

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