Professional Opportunities Networking Group (PONG)

Supporting Job Seekers in Greater Milwaukee

Meetings are Mondays from 8:30-11:00 am at the Goodwill Adult Center - 1400 Nike Dr., Waukesha, WI

Each meeting includes brief introductions followed by a guest speaker or workshop and networking at the end.

Please note there are no meetings when holidays fall on Mondays or when Goodwill is closed due to poor weather conditions.

Why come to PONG?

  1. Be inspired by guest speakers
  2. Learn job seeking tips and strategies
  3. Meet new contacts and make new friends
  4. Share job leads
  5. Get job search encouragement and support
  6. Energize and stay accountable with the help of others
  7. Explore interests and practice skills in a welcoming environment

It's completely FREE! No Membership Fees

Seeking a new job takes perseverance – it can be tough to remain focused and positive when met with the uncertainties or pressures ahead. It can feel like you're doing all the right things –searching the job boards, sending out resumes, filling out applications and so on, but still not getting the hits or the offers you're hoping for. That's why it's essential to connect with other job seekers who share your frustrations and can empathize with your struggle.

Coming to PONG meetings can give you the weekly boost of energy you need in order to keep up your search – and can offer strategies and recommendations you may not yet have considered. Since many jobs are not advertised, networking can open up the hidden job market. It is key to develop friendly connections with people who can tip you off to job openings or perhaps even introduce you to a hiring manager. There is truth in, "It's not what you know, but who you know."

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