If there’s one thing I know about corporate HR and recruiting, it’s that money for conferences can be hard to come by. Conferences can be such a great way to get energized, learn about what’s happening in the industry and meet some great peers from around the country. I hated the task as a manager every year of determining who got to attend what conferences (if any) and who didn’t. I always felt like I was depriving someone of a great development experience by not allowing them to go to a conference. And to make matters worse, I know the past couple of years have been tough ones and many of you may not have had any money left over to attend even a single conference.
That’s why I’m excited to be able to make this offer to you as a reader of my blog.
On November 1-2, OnRec is hosting The Recruiting Conference in Chicago. It looks to be a very interesting line up of topics and speakers including some industry vets like John Sumser and Gerry Crispin along with some great practitioners who will be speaking about what’s working in their business.
As a happy byproduct of being a speaker at this conference, I have been given the opportunity to bring someone as my guest to the show. I have one Gold Pass to give away which gets you into the two day main conference on Nov 1-2. That’s a value of $995–for free! Just because you either read my blog, happened to stumble upon this post by way of Twitter or LinkedIn, or someone who thinks you rock sent you a link to this post. Either way, a free conference is a great conference. You will have to get yourself there and feed yourself, but that’s generally the easy part of a conference expense to justify.
So, if you would like to attend this conference as my guest, please email me your name, title, company, and contact info by next Monday, September 19. I will randomly select a name from those who email me and you will be the lucky winner of this free conference pass. Whether or not you want to see, talk to or hang out with me at the conference is completely optional and entirely up to you. That being said, I would be delighted to spend some time with you if you are interested.
So, there you have it. A shot at a free recruiting conference. All you have to do is make sure you could attend and send me an email. I’ll do the rest. Winner will be selected and notified on September 20.