On Your Mark, Get Set, Network!

Massive at Convention CentreTomor­row, at the Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre by the Water­front, the Mas­sive Tech­nol­o­gy Show returns to Van­cou­ver. This show means a lit­tle bit more to me than oth­er trade shows. When we were con­sid­er­ing mov­ing to Van­cou­ver, it was the Mas­sive show that was the rea­son that we made our first explorato­ry trip here from Boston, so that I could get the feel of the local busi­ness cli­mate, and per­haps even find a job. We also used the vis­it to look for a place to live. It’s a good thing we did. The show not only end­ed up putting me in touch with my first employ­er (and Provin­cial Nom­i­nee spon­sor), but a chance chat with some­one in the Beer Gar­den at the end of the show result­ed in us locat­ing (and even­tu­al­ly pur­chas­ing) the con­do where we now live. It’s rare that an indus­try show can become a life-chang­ing event, but that’s exact­ly what the 2005 Mas­sive Tech­nol­o­gy Show end­ed up being for me.

So, now it’s two years lat­er, and I’m once again look­ing for a job, but this time I’ve got lot more knowl­edge about the area, Cana­di­an work expe­ri­ence, and most impor­tant­ly, Per­ma­nent Res­i­dent sta­tus. I’m hop­ing that this year’s show proves as help­ful as it was in 2005.

I’ve got a cou­ple dozen print copies of my resumé, have print­ed up new busi­ness cards, and even estab­lished a busi­ness blog (in which I’ve got a few entries already) in my area of exper­tise. Today I got a hair­cut. Van­cou­ver Busi­ness­es look­ing for a User Inter­face Design­er, here I come!

5 Replies to “On Your Mark, Get Set, Network!”

  1. David,

    Hope you get some good respons­es on the job front. I’m sure the new hair­cut will be a plus!! 🙂

    I’m look­ing for­ward to being up there for the month of April . . . Maybe you and Pam will be able to join our blog­ger “gath­er­ing” in The West End …

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