HAPPO events scheduled for December, January

It’s been a while since our last official HAPPO event. 7 months to be exact (our last event was on 4/30). But, if you’ve been watching, HAPPO hasn’t really lost all that much steam. Check out the Twitter stream on any given day. You’ll find anywhere from 30-50 tweets sharing jobs, opportunities and resources online. Exactly what HAPPO was intended to do.

Or, check out the HAPPO LinkedIn group–much more active recently. People sharing–and looking for–jobs on a platform designed for just that.

But, the intent was always to have more regular, more organized events. So, come the second week of Dec. we’re back at it. And, just in time for a fresh, new year.

On Wed., Dec. 8 we’ll host our next HAPPO chat (on Twitter) from 8-9 p.m. CT. The theme for this chat? New Year’s Resolutions for PR Job Seekers–How to land a job in 2011. HAPPO champs from across the country (we’re at 35+ now!) will contribute to the discussion sharing tried-and-true job-seeking tips, resume building suggestions and interviewing advice. Look for posts from some of the HAPPO champs across the country in the weeks ahead sharing personal stories and advice. And, be sure to tune in on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. using the #happo hash tag.

But, we’re not quite done yet.

In late January, we’ll be organizing our first-ever online and offline “HAPPO Hour” event. The idea? To get job seekers, mentors, recruiters, agency/corporate PR leaders, and folks generally interested in helping the HAPPO cause, together in person for a couple hours in a number of U.S. cities to talk about job search strategies, resume tips and other job-search-related issues.

We’re in the process of organizing this event right now. We don’t have a specific date or time set quite yet, but we are hoping to have more information to share during the Dec. 8 HAPPO chat. For now, if you’re interested in hosting an in-person event in your city on Jan. 27, please contact myself or Valerie Simon directly and we’ll put you in touch with the HAPPO champ in your area.

In the meantime, be sure to visit the HAPPO LinkedIn Group or Twitter (using the #happo hash tag) and share a job or job search tip. Your contributions continue to make a big difference!

8 comments
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Excited to help some friends make new connections- whether you are looking for a job in PR, need to fill a position, or simply want to pay it forward, I hope you'll join us!

Nikki Stephan
Nikki Stephan

Looking forward to participating in both HAPPO events!

ElizabethSmithson
ElizabethSmithson

Looking forward to participating! I have been "unsearchable" on Twitter up until recently (glitch) and unable to chat in #happo before...I'm really excited to chat with everyone in the upcoming events!

Arik Hanson
Arik Hanson

Hope we can help you, Elizabeth. Looks like you're in Texas--have you connected with Richie Escovedo yet? He's our champ in the DFW market.

ElizabethSmithson
ElizabethSmithson

Thanks so much, Arik! I know Sam Bufkins, a friend of his, is my professor at UNT, so I'll try to connect with him soon. Thanks for the tip!

ElizabethSmithson
ElizabethSmithson

Thanks so much for the quick reply, Vedo, I'll get on that A.S.A.P.

Vedo
Vedo

Arik: Thanks for getting this together.
Elizabeth: I try to tag my DFW PR jobs with #HAPPODFW to help make things easier. And Sam is great!