Networking Events: June 2018

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    • 21st May 2018

    At Gloss Recruitment, we’re committed to helping all of our candidates find the job that’s right for them. Good communication skills and meeting key people in your industry helps candidates in their job search. So we put together a monthly list of useful networking events.

    As a top employment agency in Leeds, we can attest to the power of networking. It’s an excellent way of meet exciting new people and grows confidence plus expertise in your chosen career sector.

    This month we’ve rounded up some of the best networking events that Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Halifax have to offer. Wherever you are in your career (or the country), we’re sure there’s a networking event worth visiting.

    Creative Communities

    As well as networking events, this month we’d like to highlight a new group we think is worth keeping an eye on.

    Glug is an organisation that champions creative communities worldwide. Recent events have included speakers from the BBC, Getty Images and other prestigious professionals.

    Glug has branches in both Manchester and Leeds, which have hosted talks on topics like graphic design and showcasing your business. Leeds professionals can look forward to an event on Thursday the 28th of June, which explores the ways creative practitioners shape their work environments.

    There’s no news yet on future Manchester events, but this is certainly one for professionals to follow in the future.

    Sheffield Jobs Fair

    Sheffield City Hall is hosting the Sheffield Jobs Fair from 10am to 2pm on Friday the 1st of June. It’s the perfect choice for graduates to see what local businesses are looking for. It’s also a great opportunity to get a broad idea of different needs across the Sheffield business world, but there’s no guarantee how many creative recruiters will be attending.

    Good practice for graduates to engage and speak to employers, but for creative recruitment jobs a dedicated recruiter like Gloss is a good option. The event is free to attend and it doesn’t need any registration beforehand. Read more about it at the official Eventbrite page.

    Manchester Digital Barbecue

    June is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy the summer weather. We’re one employment agency in Leeds that can’t wait to break out the sun cream and cold drinks! This event in Manchester is a great chance to do just that, in one of Manchester’s most exciting venues.

    Independent trade organisation Manchester Digital is hosting a networking event at the Black Dog Ballroom. It promises more than 200 attendees, some great food and plenty of chances to meet and greet. Bring your friends and take the time to chat with your fellow professionals. A valuable business connection may be closer than you think.

    The venue itself is an excellent place to network and socialise. With a pool hall, roof terrace and karaoke machine, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable networking event!

    This event runs from 6pm to 11pm on Thursday the 21st of June, and booking is essential. For details, visit the official event page.

    Creative Leeds Event

    One thing we’ve learned as an employment agency in Leeds is that the way you present your work is just as important as the work itself. If you’re a designer wondering how you can improve your presentation, this free event sounds perfect.

    Taking place at The Studio on Whitehall Road, the Creative Leeds event gives you tips and tricks on making a good impression on your clients. It also delves into the technological side of things; learn how recent technologies like the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil can delight your clients, and how to take advantage of new features in Adobe Creative Cloud!

    This event runs from 12pm to 4pm on Thursday the 28th of June. Click here for details.

    Last Friday Club

    We close the month with this event by the Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. Taking place in Halifax the event runs from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Friday the 29th of June, making it an excellent lunchtime engagement. The event is free to attend and the first drink is on the house. This is a great chance to meet and chat with local professionals from many different industries!

    The Last Friday Club takes place in The Piece Hall, a beautiful Grade I listed building with a range of eating and shopping opportunities. This is a gorgeous venue for a networking opportunity, so make sure you capitalise on it if you’re in the Halifax area. To read more about the event, visit the official event page.

    Never miss a beat

     This is just a small sample of the great networking events you can look forward to in June. And with Gloss Recruitment by your side, there are plenty of career opportunities to come.

    As an employment agency in Leeds, we’re always eager to meet talented new candidates from the creative industries. No matter if you’re a graphic designer or a digital marketer, we have a wide range of creative job listings for you to browse right now on our website.

    You can also sign up to our newsletter for all the latest articles, or get in touch with us directly through our Contact Us page to discuss your career plans. We’re here to help you find the right role for you.