Gentle readers, yesterday we had the first casual meet'n'greet under the banner of Unemployed Brooklyn. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and just chatting/venting about our unemployment and our job searches over a few cheap drinks in Williamsburg. It was really good to be out of the house/coffee shop/away from the lap top for a few hours and to make some new friends.
I've gotten a few (great!) suggestions as to how future meets could be more helpful/useful/networky and I want to make sure that the future meetings are a bit more organized. Although, perhaps, gentle readers, not all the time - unemployed people need to have a little fun sometimes, too!
I've sent an e-mail to those who were in attendance, asking them to send me a quick blurb (a few sentences) about the kind of employment they are looking for and to please include their e-mail address in the body of the e-mail if they'd like it to be shared with others. I'll be compiling all these paragraphs and passing them back on to the group.
And, dear ones, I would like to include you on the list, if you are unemployed in Brooklyn (I'll take other New Yorkers, too) and think that you may benefit from this type of networking. Any e-mail I receive by this Sunday, August 9th, will be included in the mailing. Contact me at unemployedbrooklyn (@) gmail.com to participate.