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Paris career development meet up

The Paris career development meet up this year will be 20 minutes by train from Gare de Nord on Saturday 21 June 2014 from 12h30 - 15h.

After that, you can stay and enjoy the garden and lake for the rest of the afternoon or visit the well-known Enghien les Bains spa town on your way back to the station.

The talk will be in English. The main speaker is Yannis Samothrakis, lawyer at Clyde & Co (Avocat à la cour), but we hope that everyone will contribute actively to share their own experience and points of view on the following themes & questions:

  • Networking: what is career networking? Is there a difference between personal and professional networking? What is the point really? Does the answer differ depending on where I am in my career(s)? Will my 674 contacts on LinkedIn get me a job for sure?
  • CVs and cover letters: good practice for CVs and concrete examples of what not to do. How to get the recruiter's attention (for all the good reasons), focus on the cover letter – some concrete examples. Does the rule of great numbers apply to recruitment, i.e. should sending 1000 CVs get me a job for sure?
  • If you want, you can bring your own CVs or cover letters for review.

Please RSVP katrinadrew@free.fr if you would like to attend. Cost will be about 10 euro (depending on numbers), which will include a buffet lunch and drinks in the garden (weather permitting). Please note that this meet up will be postponed to after the summer if fewer than 15 participants.