International Spouse Career Lunches 2021
These events are held in an informal setting, but provide a chance for internationals to network, meet with other spouses and to share both professional and personal experiences and interests.
Apart from enjoying a delightful lunch and meeting new acquaintances, these events will also have a career focus on giving you tips on career-related topics and cultural aspects in Denmark. Some of the topics could range:
- Do you need new ideas on how to enhance your job search?
- Do you know how to create a CV or resume that stands out to employers?
- Have you mastered the Danish hygge?
Each month’s theme will be conceptualised based on input from guest speakers, recruiters/head hunters, international spouses and expats.
Children are very welcome to the event; a cosy kid’s area has been set up to occupy them creatively.
2nd September 2021
Time: 9.30 - 13.00 hrs.
Workshop: Unleash Your Talents - ABC’s of Networking and Active LinkedIn
Networking is fundamental in Denmark. Here is how LinkedIn writes about themselves (about.linkedin.com) “Welcome to LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 706+ million users…” As a professional trying to make yourself stand out from this flood of talent, you have to do something significant. Building a network that works for your career and can help you achieve your professional goals is what we will be learning about during this workshop. In order to be a good networker, you have to know what it really means to network and how to customise it to your professional needs. As Internationals, you will often face the reality of having to reshape or enhance your professional identity. Using networking and LinkedIn is a great opportunity to emphasise your skills and talents as well as expand your professional network.
Join this workshop and learn:
• what it really means to network
• how to customise networking so it is a match with your needs
• the difference between active and static LinkedIn profile
• how to connect with professionals you would like in your network
• The focus of this workshop is to provide you with knowledge and tools on how to expand your network, as well as create and maintain an active LinkedIn profile.
• Together, we will discuss and learn about tricks and tips to improve your LinkedIn profile and enhance your networking skills.
• discuss how to use LinkedIn as an active networking tool
• gain an understanding of what an Active LinkedIn profile is and how to create your own
• work on your LinkedIn profile, Headline, About
• Action plan to activate and maintain an active LinkedIn account
Participants and Expectations
This workshop will highlight the importance of Networking online specifically with LinkedIn. In order for you to gain as much as possible out of this course it will be very helpful if you already have a LinkedIn account. Please bring a laptop, as we will be working with your LinkedIn profiles during the workshop. This will be a half a day workshop ending with lunch and networking.
Kathy Borys Siddiqui - Active Action
About Kathy Borys Siddiqui…
Kathy was born in Poznań, Poland and has lived in 4 countries and on 2 continents. Growing up as an immigrant and a cross-cultural kid she was able to discover a multicultural world that shaped her into the person she is today. As an adult she experienced life as a re-pat as well as an expat/love-pat and she is not a stranger to the challenges and opportunities that life abroad offers.
Just when she least expected it, she met her Danish husband and once again packed her life in boxes and set off to live the happily ever after in the land of the Vikings and Hygge. Over the span of 10 years she has lived on Fyn, in Jylland and currently in Nordsjælland.
Kathy holds MA’s in Cultural Studies and in American Studies. She has been able to combine her passion and profession as an Intercultural Trainer, owner of Active Action, public speaker, Personal Brand Specialist, entrepreneur, columnist for The International Denmark and Thrive Global.
A firm believer that if you are lacking something - create it. She is the founder of Active Action - supporting International Spouses/Partners in their transitions by providing 1-1 consultations, facilitating workshops, supporting companies and universities hiring Internationals as well as municipalities welcoming them. Kathy is a running enthusiast, active lifestyle advocate, collaborator, speaker, writer, wife and Mom.
Location: Gyldenløvesgade 11, 6th floor, 1600 Copenhagen V
We will serve you a light breakfast, coffee, tea and fruit before the event. We will provide sandwiches for lunch and in the afternoon we serve coffee and a snack.
Registration link for this event opens 1st August.