Many of us are finding that we now have a degree but how do we market ourselves? There are so many resources available but one that is often overlooked is the Meetup Network. A Meetup is exactly what it sounds like. It is a group of individuals that discuss their business problems, career opportunities, and network with like-minded individuals. This is a continual communications process and if none of you have used it, I highly recommend it.
There are hundreds of tech groups residing on the Meetup network with names such as Ethical Computer Hackers of Northern Virginia, The Baltimore Word Press Group, Web Design and Development, and even Drunk Coders (most of the meetings are after-hours at local bars:-). Whatever your hobbies, skill set, or major is, there are probably many groups in your city that fit your interest. So, if you enjoy networking, meeting new people, and discussing topics relevant to your career field, check out the groups on the Meetup Web site in your area.
I am curious to find out if anyone in the group has ever attended one and if so what are your thoughts?
**Note: There are many recruiters who attend these meetings who are actively looking to fill numerous IT positions.