“Pink Slip Party”, in downtown Manhattan – 6/10/09

***SAVE THE DATE*** 

The Wall Street Pink Slip Party

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

5:30-8:30 PM

at City Winery

155 Varick (between Spring & Vandam)

NYC

 More Recruiters * More HR People * More Career Services

Drink Specials * Great Wine * Cheap Beer

*Good Deeds*

$20 Suggested Donation at the Door Benefits Ronald McDonald House of New York

Sponsored by:

Dealbreaker * City Winery

Need Info?

Recruiters/HR

Media

For more details, visit: wallstreetpinkslip.com

For those that need to network, or want to help others network, these parties are extremely beneficial. All the best!

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WHERE THE JOBS ARE: NFP NYC Networking Event

Location New York, NY USA
Cost $15-$25
Dress business casual
Address Public House
140 East 41st Street
(Between Lexington and Third Avenue)
New York, NY 10017
Details Recently laid off? Nervous about the future or curious about your options?Come join executive recruiters & representatives from some great companies that are currently hiring. Explore your options at this jobs-focused networking event.

Over 100 professionals expected to attend!

At this exciting event we will be launching NFP’s new career service RESUME REBOOT!
Our highly qualified Resume Reboot experts will be on hand to give tips on a first come first served basis, so bring your resume. (You’ll also be able to sign up to receive a free email evaluation and custom quote to reboot your resume * Includes a special 20% ‘Where The Jobs Are’ discount for attending the event!)

Includes: Complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Cost: In advance online: $15 NFP members, $20 non-members.
At the door: $25

BOOK NOW:
http://www.networkingforprofessionals.com/basket.php?event=JOBS

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE:
http://www.networkingforprofessionals.com/eventlistings.php?event=JOBS

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS:
http://www.networkingforprofessionals.com/eventlistings.php?invite=JOBS

NetSavvy Upscale IT Networking Event

Feb 24, 2009 7:00PM
Location New York, NY USA
Cost free
Dress business casual
Address Pranna 79 Madison Ave, New York NY 10016

Details
OpeningYou.net welcomes you to join us at our NetSavvy IT Networking Event for IT Professionals. Connect, link-up, and network with Industry Professionals, Headhunters and IT Startups companies this February 24th from 7pm-10pm at PRANNA’s 15,000 square foot soaring space. PRANNA’s awe-inspiring venue creates the perfect networking environment.

Improve your business performance, form new partnerships, make new connections, boost your reputation, gather new leads and possibly find employment or your next consulting gig. Whether you are a Veteran IT Consultant looking to form partnerships, a Headhunter looking to find quality connections, a Freelancer looking to build a network or a IT Startup company looking to staff your firm, our NetSavvy event can help you meet new and exciting people and build mutually beneficial business relationships.

To help us keep track of attendance please RSVP here:
http://www.meetup.com/OpeningYou/calendar/9542478/

Blogging Your Brand

Blogging Your Brand
Jan 31, 2009, 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Location New York, NY USA
Cost free
Dress business casual
Address
Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Room to be announced.

Details
A workshop that will teach you how to use the blogosphere to maximize the potential of your personal and professional brand. Participants will learn how to most effectively position themselves and their message, in the ever-changing online landscape.

Please visit http://www.ce.columbia.edu/stratcomm for more information and to R.S.V.P. for the event.

Keli Goff is an author and political analyst. As an expert on youth and minority voters, she has emerged as one of the most in demand pundits of the 2008 presidential election cycle. A popular blogger and commentator she is recognized for her ability to effortlessly traverse the worlds of politics and pop culture.

Go Red for Women Benefit in NYC Feb 6th

Hosts: Rupa & Neha
Type: Party – Benefit
Date: Friday, February 6, 2009
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location:
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street (corner of 7th Ave)
New York, NY

Description:
It’s National Go Red for Women Day!

Come out and support stronger and healthier hearts for women and what better time to do it than just in time for Valentine’s Day?

PLEASE WEAR RED in some form or the other to show YOUR SUPPORT and YES that means THE GENTLEMEN, too….

By wearing red and making a small donation, you’ll help the American Heart Association support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease.

Looking forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please e-mail me at ThatsMyMOBlog@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for your support of this worthwhile cause.

Mediabistro.com Freelancer Party in New York

Cost free

Dress casual

Details Please join mediabistro.com for our Freelancer Party!

What: Drinks + conversation

Who: Freelance professionals

Why: To bring about greater community among freelance professionals and to have a chance to win our raffle for a one-year Freelance Marketplace membership!

When: Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where:
Bar 13
35 East 13th Street
at University Place
New York, NY 10003

Food/Drink: 2 for 1 drink specials + complimentary appetizers

Hosted by: mediabistro.com membership director Greg Horowitz

The mediabistro.com story
Over 10 years ago, mediabistro.com began with a series of events for New York media professionals. Today, the website has spread internationally and is one of the best resources for media and content professionals to better their education, find jobs, get daily media news, and connect with each other. Over 1.9 million unique media and content professionals visit mediabistro.com more than 7.5 million times every month.

RSVPs ARE REQUIRED.
This event is for full-time media professionals. If you’d like to invite your colleagues, please ask them to RSVP separately.

http://www.mediabistro.com/events/view_event.asp?id=11651

US Airways did NOT Sully their reputation

I live a mere mile or two where the Miracle on the Hudson went down, literally, and can vividly recall what it felt like to commute on the NY Waterway ferries on sub-zero mornings with my bulky, wheeled laptop bag in tow on route to the World Financial Center via the crunchy, icy river. So I can only imagine what the experience was like for those poor souls balanced on the wing for dear life.

Apparently 1549 is now widely believed to be a lucky combo for those playing Win 4 Lotto. Well my friends, luck had nothing to do with it. What struck me most during the first few news reports was that Captain “Sully” Sullenberger had been flying with US Airways since 1980! 28 years with the same carrier is impressive enough but he actually has 40 years experience in total.

Aside from the obvious feel good factor of this story, I related those figures to my job search where experience increasingly feels like a liability and not an asset. With corporate org charts trending flatter, anyone who can spell manager qualifies for the title which I once coveted in the 90s – to wit, a recent interview:

The Good: After nearly 6 months of getting no hits on my resume, I went on an interview for a director-level job in a desirable neighborhood in the city.
The Bad: I would no longer be able to work from home.
The Ugly: A practically pubescent, young man with an uncanny resemblance to teen idol, Cody Linley was one of the interviewers.

Fine, I get it. I’m no longer 25 and I will have to get used to frequently interacting with those who are younger and more successful than me. However, I am growing weary of members of the under-30 set running around with bloated titles; in this case, it was Head of Marketing! During the course of the interview, he feverishly wrote down everything I said which made him seem more like an admin lackey than an executive. I was tempted to ask, “so would you be reporting to me?” but I resisted and played the game. In fact, my game face deserved an Oscar when I confessed I was no expert on SEO (Search Engine Optimization, oh wait, does my blog experience count?), and he replied, “Oh when I was fresh out of college and started at this place, I didn’t know much about it either but I like, totally learned here and stuff…”

The other interviewer was probably around 40 and I liked his professional tone and overall demeanor until he pompously declared, “I ran my first million dollar company from my dorm room!” Great, some kind of dotcom poser who’s probably 32 and not aging very favorably!

So I say all that to say, it was refreshing to see experience applauded on such a grand scale. While I’ve never flown with US Airways before, I certainly would be more inclined to do so now knowing they value experience in their employees. Now excuse me while I join one of Sully’s myriad, rabid Facebook fan groups…