WORKSHOPS

SHERRY NATKOW - 212-369-8184 - sherry@job-prep.com

 

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.

 

Click a title below to learn about the workshops I offer:

 

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.

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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!

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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 communicates your core information quickly and is adaptable at a cocktail party, at the gym, or at a professional conference. Your elevator pitch can also be tweaked for LinkedIn, cover letters, emails, and cold call  introductions.

 

This workshop offers instructions for 3 different methods of writing polished elevator pitches. Learn how to effortlessly answer, "So what do you do?" with professional panache.         

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Be Interview Ready

 

You wrote a great resume and are moving forward in the hiring process.  Unfortunately, too many job seekers underperform or fall flat interviewing -- losing the optimistic energy that is key to getting a job offer.

 

The interview process is more rigorous and complex than most people realize. This workshop will offer the tools to help you respond with confidence and participate vigorously as the conversation goes back and forth. You’ll learn how to APPROACH, STRATEGIZE, and PREPARE for what is usually a 3-step progression: a screening interview, a meeting with HR, and finally, a conversation with the final decision-maker—the person with whom you’ll be working.

 

          You’ll come away with a To-Do List--a detailed roadmap to navigate each progression and keep you advancing. 

 

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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. 

 

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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.”