While my background in film marketing assures that the workshop content is crisp and lively, it's my training and experience as a former classroom teacher where I learned to motivate an audience and present new material step-by-step.
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Strengthen Your Resume
Even if you have great skills and qualifications, it can still be challenging to find a good job with a decent salary. If you aren’t getting interviews, it’s time to strengthen your resume. If you're submitting the same cookie-cutter resume over and over again, it's time to learn how to customize your resume for each position.
This workshop is for people who want to revise or completely overhaul their resumes. We'll discuss formatting, address each resume section separately, and leave time for lots of questions.
Writing A LinkedIn Summary
LinkedIn is a must for marketing yourself. Yet most people's profiles lack a Summary section: 2,000 characters of prime real estate, located right below the headline. By skipping a Summary, you miss a great opportunity to target decision-makers, differentiate yourself from the competition, and toot your own horn.
In this workshop, we'll scrutinize a smorgasbord of examples that engage and inform using techniques such an anecdote, a hook, a quote, testimonials, etc. These Summaries really "pop" -- inspiring you to improve your own!
Elevator Pitch - don't wing it!
A proven way to make a positive first impression and spark interest from strangers is with a well-crafted elevator pitch. It's adaptable for cocktail parties, for introductions at professional conferences, job fairs, and at the gym. Your elevator pitch can also be tweaked for LinkedIn, cover letters, emails, and cold call introductions.
Learn 3 techniques to respond effortlessly to "So what do you do?" with professional panache.
Be Interview Ready
You wrote a great resume and are moving forward in the hiring process. Next up is interviewing, which is more rigorous and complex than most people realize.
This workshop offers a detailed roadmap to meet the challenges faced in a screening interview, a meeting with HR, and finally, with the decision-maker. Learn how to approach, strategize, and prepare for each one and keep you in the running.
Thinking About A Career Change
These days, many adults are taking the leap of switching careers or industries. For those with years of accumulated knowledge and skills, there's no need to totally reinvent yourself. Instead, turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating journey of "reintegration."
The workshop will take you on a "scenic journey" of your own work history. You'll assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs. This self-reflection, the important first step to any career change, will help you identify attainable positions for which you are qualified.
Keep The Momentum Going
Looking for a job is a lonely experience. We stay in our apartments too much of the time, stuck in front of the computer, TV, or refrigerator. This workshop offers an opportunity to exchange information, learn from each other, and receive support. If you wonder what to do next — or what works — you can bet that someone in the group has new information and a tested strategy to offer.
We'll pool our resources, ask questions of each other, and share our collective wisdom as job seekers. We'll network and leave energized to "keep the momentum going.”