I met Kathy Ennis from CILIP at the New Professionals Conference earlier in summer and she asked a few of us from the day if we could also speak at the CILIP Graduate Open Day. The theme of the day is marketing yourself, which was also the message in my talk at New Professionals Conference, so I was happy to accept the invitation to speak. I’ll be presenting a similar presentation to before, and will be focusing on using blogging, microblogging and social networking to market yourself and your skills online. As well as a series of presentations, the day also includes the opportunity to speak to CILIP themselves to get career advice, and also a speed networking event which I’m informed was very popular last year!
The day is open to anyone (you don’t have to be a CILIP member) but is particularly aimed at students, graduates and those new to the profession. It’s a free event at CILIP HQ in London, although registration is necessary. You can see a full timetable of the day and register a place from the CILIP Graduate Open Day website.
I’m looking forward to another speaking engagement, and I’m really looking forward to meeting up with some of the people I met at the New Professionals Conference, such as Emma Illingsworth and Ned Potter who are both now blogging too. 🙂