Monday, November 24, 2008
Build Your Social Network
Once you leave college, it seems meeting new people is quite the challenge. However, there are plenty of ways to make new friends that share your interests. Plus, making contact with other young professionals can expand your career networking skills. So, where do you start? Well, you could simply strike up conversation during happy hour, but there are more proven ways to meet new people. In fact, many areas have their own "Young Professionals" organizations.
Young professional groups do everything from swap business ideas to plan singles nights to go rock climbing. They are great resources for twenty-somethings looking for a good time and new friends. Plus, many offer discounts on services like GMAT and LSAT prep and provide job listings to members
You can probably find a lot of these organizations just by doing a google search, but there are other listings as well. I joined New Jersey Young Professionals after seeing a posting on craigslist! One of the best places to find a young professionals social group is to check out YPcommons.org's directory. Finally, make sure you check out 2Senese. This site is LOADED with resources for young professionals as well as providing a long list of groups you can join.