Local Networking Events
(This list is in no way comprehensive nor does it imply endorsement by ReStart. However, these are some networking events that ReStart volunteers have previously recommended.)
- GNET: “GNet Events hosts monthly after hours meetup events in the Charleston area connecting business professionals across the lowcountry.”
- Charleston Young Professionals: “Created for young professionals, by young professionals, Charleston Young Professionals is a member-based organization geared towards individuals between 21 and 40 who are ambitious, educated and wired; those ready to work hard, play hard and make a difference in the Charleston region.”
- Women in IT: “As the percentage of young women in the IT field have increased, and this group will create a place for them to socialize, network, connect,and share advice to meet their career goals, inspire each other or find others who share an interest.”
- Tech After 5: “Tech After Five is live professional networking for IT Professionals, entrepreneurs and the people who can help them.”
- First Friday Charleston: “First Friday Charleston is a once-a-month gathering of professionals looking to meet new people and get plugged into Charleston.” (Facebook link)
- Ellevate: “Our mission is to help women advance in the workplace, both for themselves and the greater good. We strive to change the culture of business from the inside out - by investing in women.”
- Network After Work: “Each event attracts a diverse mix of up to several hundred professionals from all industries and career levels. It all takes place on a weekday right after work in a fun and relaxed atmosphere conducive to making connections.” (Meet-up link)
- Charleston Women in Tech: “Charleston Women in Tech is a collaborative effort of Charleston’s women leaders, educators, and tech professionals to connect, support and prepare women of all ages in the technology industry.” (Meet-up link)
- Low Country Senior Networking: “The Lowcountry Senior Network is the premier networking organization for professionals in the Lowcountry who are committed to providing quality services to seniors, caregivers, and adult children.”
ReStart recommends the use of transition consultants in your job search, especially if you are changing careers or are uncertain about the path you should take. These transition consultants go by several different names, including, Job Coach, Career Coach, Executive Coach, and many others.
ReStart does not recommend or endorse any particular transition consultants, but we do recommend you speak with several and choose one with whom you would be comfortable working with.
The “search” feature in LinkedIn, Google or with your local Chamber of Commerce are excellent starting places, as well as seeking referrals from your personal network.