Launch of the Career Excellence Meetup in Zurich: Your Chance to Make Real Connections

One major project for this year that I wanted to start was physical meetups where the entire jordico Career Excellence community can meet offline, get to know each other better, exchange ideas and share insights.

The thriving LinkedIn community Career Network Switzerland, with over 1700 members at this point, has shown that it works online. In case you are not a member yet, join the group here.

 

Why You Should Meet People in Person

Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post about How My Russian Friend Found a Job in Switzerland in 4 Weeks. To make it short, he mainly found his job because he met people in person. Only if you get in front of people will you be able to advance your career or find a new job and the most powerful way to get in front of people is to meet them in person.

Throughout my entire career, I did almost all of my business deals and got job offers while I was sitting in front of somebody face to face. Most of these situations were, however, not in an office but at lunch, dinner or an event.

 

 

Time to Take it to the Next Level

Last week, I got contacted by one of my readers, Diogo, who offered to take over an abandoned Meetup.com group. He renamed the group into “Career Excellence Network in Zurich”, which I find a wonderful name for its purpose, which is to connect people to advance their career in Switzerland.

 

Join the next Career Excellence Meetup in Zurich

The next meetup will be on Wednesday, 20th March 2013 at 6pm in Zurich so mark this date in your calendar. The venue has to be defined depending on how many people sign up.

 

The event will be divided into 3 parts:

1. Keynote from me about Career Excellence in Switzerland

2. Questions and Answers session

3. Networking

 

While networking with others you will be able to get inputs regarding strategies, approaches, get to bounce ideas off of others and generally meet great people who can be of help throughout your career.

Join us at the next meetup in Zurich on Wednesday 20th March 2013 and take your career to the next level.

 

Do you know any suitable venues for such an event for 20-50 people in Zurich? Please post your recommendations in the comment section below.