By Celinda Appleby
It is safe to share that the concept of the “Three Amigos” was solidified over Bob Evans brunch about a year and a half ago. Mike, Derek and I came up with the brilliant idea to host Tweet-ups for local recruiting tweeps after we bonded over Social Media Sourcing Tips. Lucky for us, the great folks at RecruitDC, loved the idea and have been super supportive. The idea came from a place of wanting to network with likeminded professionals in a relaxed setting. ‘Cause we all know, a glass of wine, can definitely help after a day of power sourcing or to drown the sorrows of a candidates rejection.
We have lots of fun planning these events and they have been timed to coincide with the RecruitDC conferences. But we have also hosted some just for the heck of it, since networking is always a good time. Recently, we added Doug to our group due to his in-depth local DMV bar knowledge (his recruiting experience doesn’t hurt, either). We are now officially, a band of amigos! We invite you to join us May 21st at Tara Temple bar in Arlington, VA.
If you have never been to one of our tweet-ups, you are in for a treat! It is much more socializing than tweeting… so a twitter handle is not required. However, we have lots of love for Twitter and you will find us tweeting throughout the event. These events are open to all local recruiters, sourcers and even HR professionals. You are encouraged to attend, even if you are unable to attend the conference. As in this intimate setting you can mingle with the Conference Speakers, attendees and even RecruitDC board members (Ben, Susan, Pete, Lars and Jim)!
We always have a great time and would love to add new faces to our growing tweet-up fan club! You can RSVP right now — Quatro Amigo Tweetup for the best networking event for Recruiting in the DMV!
If you have not registered for the Spring RecruitDC event, we still have X tickets left. I personally benefit from the seminars and the additional networking opportunities each conference gives me. I have shared before how RecruitDC gave me the ammunition I needed to take my career to the next step.
Don’t miss out on the chance to learn hear two of the amigos present at the conference! Register today -> RecruitDC Spring 2014
Celinda Appleby is the Global Digital Media Program Manager for Hewlett-Packard’s Global Talent Acquisition organization. In this role she leads HP’s talent acquisition digital strategy and also oversees HP Careers social media footprint to position HP has a top employer in the market. Feel free to connect with Celinda on LinkedIn and Twitter.