A networking night, a LinkedIn profile, a new suit: these white collar acts that seem so banal may change the life of an asylum seeker
- Brigid Delaney
- The Guardian
In the foyer of the building off Martin Place there is a corporate networking event in full swing.
People in suits are talking to other people in suits (while juggling a beer and a rice paper roll) about jobs and internships and degrees and experience: all the stuff that people at networking events talk about.
I used to go to networking events, a long time ago now, looking for work in Sydney.
This night, circulating among the crowd, I eavesdrop – and it’s all different from what I…