A day before the 3rd Linked in Local Aarhus event, I received a cancellation email stating the ridiculous weather in Denmark as the reason for not coming.
I thought that was funny, but started to worry, that yes, the weather could be a reason why people would not show up. This is not a good sign for an event creator but the show had to go on.
…the show went on. And wow, what a success it had turned out to be.
On the day of the event – 8th of August – the weather was cloudy, then turned sunny, then windy, then at around 6:30 in the evening rain came. Indeed it was ridiculous weather.
But the show went on. And wow, what a success it had turned out to be.
There we were, around 55 people in Hallo Cafe of Danhostel Aarhus City, networking, exchanging information and ideas, giving opinions about certain topics, learning from our speakers and ended the event fulfilled and happy.
Job Searching Hacks
Their speeches were short but compact, filled with great advises and tried-and-tested strategies.
So we started with our topic – Job Searching Hack.
We need to know how to hack our job searching here in Denmark. Since being here, all I hear about are people who complain about how difficult it is to find a job. And that is true, however, it is not impossible to find a job here.
Our speakers – Ionut Preotu and Kate Dahl – brilliantly gave tips and strategies based on personal experiences and observation. Ionut works for Arla, while Kate works in Customer Success in Accuranker. Their speeches were short but compact, filled with great advises and tried-and-tested strategies.
By sharing to the group, one opens the possibility of getting helped, ideas or advice.
After Ionut and Kate’s talk, we grouped the participants in small groups (around 4-5 people in each group). In a group, each would have to introduce themselves and share anything that the group can help them with. It could be about finding a job, finding a group in the area, asking help on who to call regarding mentorship and more. By sharing to the group, one opens the possibility of getting helped, ideas or advice.
Networking by Topic
After 30 minutes of purposeful networking, we moved on to networking by topic.
After 30 minutes of purposeful networking, we moved on to networking by topic. Participants choose one amongst the 5 topics presented, then move on to a group and talk about that specific topic. I joined one group about Personal Branding and Online Identity and what a wonderful discussion we had about the popularity and effects of Social Media on our perception of others and the lives they live.
Hungry to Network
Sometimes, all you need to do is go and start it out and the people who identifies with what you believe in will find you and join you.
The time really went so quick that people forget to check their phones, said that the event is quite short and told me that the next event is such a long wait. One mentioned on LinkedIn how her throat was sore after all that talking and networking, while others wrote me messages and sent great feedback about the event.
The reason why I started organizing Linked in Local Aarhus events was because I wanted to meet people in Aarhus. I was looking for community and things to do. I wanted to be surrounded by like-minded people who wants to do things and who inspires others to do things. Now I realized that I am not alone. There are people out there who crave for the same thing that I was looking for. Sometimes, all you need to do is go and start it out and the people who identifies with what you believe in will find you and join you.
Written 13th August, 2018
Photos by Zane Hartmane