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Subject:Re: Being Laid Off From:"Cassandra Greer" <cassandra -at- greer -dot- de> To:"Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> Date:Fri, 24 Feb 2006 06:29:18 +0100 (MET)
In addition to what Guy wrote, there is also openBC (http://www.openbc.com).
I have gotten many nibbles for techwriting and translation from both
LinkedIn and openBC. It would have been very interesting to follow through
on them to see what would have happened, but thankfully I have been really
busy for the past couple years. However, I still always make time to
network, at least in my area.
> Barry Campbell wrote:
> > Meanwhile, network your butt off.
> Learn about connectivity groups, like LinkedIn (http://linkedin.com).
> At no charge, you can erect a profile showing where you worked, what you
> did. And then, you think of all the people who worked with you and check
> whether they are in LinkedIn. If they are, send a request to connect.
> If they are not, send an invitation to join, and then connect. Some
> recruiters and "sourcers" have literally thousands of links. I have
> almost 180, almost entirely with people I have worked with on the job or
> within STC, or have established some confidence about from interacting
> with them on lists such as this one.
> Ask among your friends, co-workers, former co-workers, former
> classmates, everybody you can think of, about LinkedIn or other
> networking venues like LinkedIn -- maybe in your area there is one that
> is more active.
> My current job found me through LinkedIn.
> --Good luck!
> Guy K. Haas
> Software Exegete in Silicon Valley
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