1. It’s a good way to network, which is a much more effective job search strategy than staring at the computer screen for eight hours a day and indiscriminately spewing your resume out into the Lost Dimension of Job Seeker Infinity.
2. Oprah’s history anyway.
4. You can officially slap the aforementioned frenemies upside the head for being negative.
5. You’ve been spending too much time on the couch in your bathrobe, and you’re starting to smell.
6. You’ll get info on what skills you need to be competitive, so you can emphasize those skills in your resume and cover letters, and/or brush up on the ones you’re shaky on.
7. It’ll keep you in the game. ‘Cuz once you’re out, that fence is hard to climb over, and you don’t want to get your doinker caught in those wires on top.
8. You’ll be interacting with actual humans.
9. It’ll keep your confidence up, and give all those “talents I have to offer” thoughts long-term storage space in your head.
10. You can actually get real live smokin’ job leads that way.