I've taken plenty of notes and feel like I'm definitely more prepared for job applications now!
Hope everyone's keeping well and staying safe. Keep hunting for those jobs that you all dream of.
Look after yourselves.
Njenje wrote: ↑Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:09 pm Hi everyone !Hello again Njenje
I am done catching up, too! :-)
I will join everyone in saying that day 5 has been particularly useful. It can change so much to just do something by vague intuition (like visiting my favourite publisher's websites occasionally), or actually organise your thoughts and do the same thing with some method. Thank you so much for offering us this 5-Day-Boost !
Concerning today's topic - as much as I am not a social media type, I still am a social type for sure, and have been doing a lot to get to know people in the industry, especially through book fairs and different industry-related seminars which I have attended. Some people I know to be very valuabe contacts I just meet twice a year on book fairs and then have a chat with them. I don't necessarily hope to get a job from them right now, I just try to make sure they remember me. But with all bookfairs and other events basically canceled (at least their informal part, which is crucial for connecting with people), how do I make sure these people do not forget me? I am not used to actively exchange with them other than in person and feel like I have no good enough reason or occasion to be writing them an e-mail.
Also, do you already have any advice regarding zoom meetings? I just had one today, where I was able to present myself but had no active role other than that (and mentioning my job search would not have been appropriate). One of the speakers was an employee of a publisher I would very much like to work for. Usually I would just have walked up to them after the meeting and started a conversation... How do you do that via zoom, where the meeting just ends at the end? Write them a personal message in the zoom chat saying that you would like to connect? Following up by e-mail or social media afterwards, although we haven't talked in person at all?
I want my book fairs back
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