October Update for Get Hired (Tech and Healthcare)

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I’m really proud of the work I put in as a Co-Organizer for Get Hired (Tech and Healthcare). To give some context as to why along with the scale of what the leadership team has built, check out the latest message to our membership…

Hi everyone,

We’ve got so much exciting activity going on right now. Before going into detail, a question.

How is your career search going?

Keep pushing. Fill out those applications. Go to that networking event. Meet just one more person.  And, c’mon out to Get Hired (Tech and Healthcare) events…! Let’s get into the update, shall we?

EVENTS (chronologically ordered)


We’ve begun weekly GetCoffee meetups that will alternate each week between the Vancouver and Portland locations of Presso Coffee. The next gathering will be Tuesday, October 8 in Vancouver. We’ve had some excellent information exchanges to support one another and conversations about what’s happening locally. Check it out!


On Wednesday, October 9 we will welcome Asset Protection Partnership IT Manager, Erik Blanchard. He’s got a tremendous background and skill set. During the lunch hour, we’ll return to the University of Portland’s west campus. What a great space. If you haven’t been, definitely make a plan to experience a talk there. Here’s that address again: 15220 NW Laidlaw Road, Suite 230, Portland MD 97229.

Tech Vancouver @ Tandem Hall

Monday, October 14 will feature Molly Lange of Soldera Properties. Her background as a Television News Field Reporter, and her current career as a Real Estate Broker will combine for a practical talk on networking and interpersonal communication.

From there we will host local Programmer, Daryl Behrens, on Monday, October 28 for an interesting perspective on the discipline and his fascinating career history.

Healthcare @ The Community Room at Columbia Bank Vancouver Downtown

Just before Halloween we will have a treat (get it? Trick or treat? Eh hem, moving on…) when we host Talent Acquisition professionals from Banfield Pet Hospital, Heather Mitchell and Brier Gabriel on Wednesday, October 30 in downtown Vancouver. The space is awesome and we’ve had two special Healthcare events in August and September. This one promises to be another great one!


  • There will be no event on Monday, November 11 as it is Veteran’s Day (holiday).
  • The leadership team is strongly considering a move towards becoming a nonprofit.
  • Our training component is beginning to take shape. Slowly but surely, folks!
  • We updated the group description on our page.


The lineup for the 2nd Annual Meet the Meetups event so far is great! Check out the list below (updated as of 8:30p on October 3, 2019). The FREE event will take place Wednesday, November 20. We thank our sponsors Marquam Group, SkillStorm and Gravitate!

  1. Future of Code
  2. Get Hired (Tech and Healthcare)
  3. North Bank Innovations
  4. PDX Veterans in Technology
  5. PDX Women In Tech (Vancouver, WA/Clark County)
  6. VanTechy
  7. Night Market Vancouver
  8. Southwest Washington Society for Human Resource Management (SWSHRM)
  9. Goal Getters Network
  10. WSU Vancouver Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program (MAP)

‘So a great month ahead and beyond. We’ll see you at our next meetup!

As always, connect with Max Crismon on LinkedIn, and check out our other platforms!

Max – https://www.linkedin.com/in/max-crismon/

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/c/TCAnchorConsulting

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/gethiredtechandhealthcare/

Thanks to our sponsors, Gravitate, and Presso Coffee.

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