MXDC February Happy Hour

The 2019 Steering Committee members officially conclude their cycle in February 2020 and we are celebrating them! Join MXDC – The Mexican Professionals Network Wednesday February 26 for our next Happy Hour to celebrate the commitment and contributions of MXDC’s valuable members.

MXDC regularly hosts Happy Hours which provide a great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and hang out with all Friends of Mexico. It is also an excellent introduction to the city and the Mexican professional community! Hope to see you there!

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* Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event.
By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s mission. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organizer.

Networking Do’s and Don’ts

DO cast a wide net and create as large a network as possible. Who do you know? How can they help you connect to people and organizations you want to know?

DO articulate what you care about with passion and clarity. Be able to share a compelling story about what you’ve done and what you want to do. Show commitment to mission.

DO your research. Learn about individuals and organizations before a meet. Prepare appropriate questions and comments.

DO follow up promptly on every lead. If someone makes a connection for you, act on it immediately. Continue to update the person who gave you the lead. Prompt follow-up displays professionalism, diligence, and other traits needed for leadership success.

DO thank people for their help. Send out professional, personalized thank you letters after any phone call or meeting. Find reasons to stay in touch with people who help you, since you want them to always have you in mind when they hear about new opportunities, even if you’re not in the process of searching for a job.

DON’T use email to ask for advice. Use email to set up calls or meetings and use those to ask specific follow-up questions and seek advice.

DON’T expect your contact to guide the conversation in an informational meeting. Be the “host,” ask questions, and lead the conversation. Take charge of all follow-up and, whenever possible, the agreed upon “next steps.”

DON’T be overly modest. Informational meetings and interviews are the time to articulate your strengths and experiences. Sell yourself, but still ask questions and make it a dialogue.

DON’T ask for a job in an informational interview. Focus on learning about the organization and any suggestions for other people and resources to leverage. (Of course, if someone mentions an open position during a conversation, explore it as fully as appropriate.)