Your Career: Planning and Job Search

Your Career: Planning & Job Search offers unique workshops to develop strategies for lifelong career planning and enhancement. Participate in the full series or select events that meet your specific needs—no matter where you are in your job search or in your career. Each workshop is delivered by a specialist who will help put you on the path to career success. Learn more about our 2018 Your Career events.

Test Your Career Path: Using Career Assessments for Future Direction
January 10, 17, 24 6:00pm-8:00pm

Can’t decide on your career direction? Unsure of which occupations would fit your personality, interests, and skills? Over the course of three workshops, participants will take the most popular career assessments: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and SkillScan. Each assessment report will match your results to popular careers and help you focus your job search on the careers that best fit your interests.

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Using Mindfulness to Better Handle Work & Job Search Stress
January 26, 10:30am-12:00pm

Get fresh ideas for understanding and managing stress, building resilience and feeling calmer and more confident at work and in the job search. Learn strategies to handle tough career decisions and some fun tools to enhance interviewing and presentation success. Expect this session to be collaborative, engaging, and practical.

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Establishing a Job Search Strategy and Plan
January 29, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Establish a unique job search strategy and plan of action. Review all job search techniques and relative success rates including networking, responding to internet job postings, recruiters, etc., how to avoid the “illusion of activity,” create a unique job search strategy for each participant, emphasize the importance of clearly articulating the job search focus (2 minute intro/elevator speech), provide research tips and techniques; provide tracking forms for staying organized in the search.

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Resume Writing
January 31, 6:00pm-8:00pm

In this workshop, participants will create a strong, effective resume. We will discuss the pros/cons of different resume formats, what constitutes compelling resume content, how to emphasize/de-emphasize content (including downplaying dates or any other irrelevant info), re-casting your resume for a career change and more.

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Creating a Positive First Impression: The Cover Letter
February 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Now that you’ve prepared a résumé, what else can you do to create a positive impression with the hiring manager? In this workshop you will learn how to write a customized cover letter that will enhance your résumé and influence a recruiter to put you forward for an interview.

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The Brand Called You!
February 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Success at work involves not only what you do (skills) but also how you do it (brand). Your reputation at work whether positive, neutral, or negative has major impact on your career goals and direction. This session will give you the insights you need to build your brand, increase your influence, and expand your career success.

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Becoming a Skilled Interviewer
February 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Prepare for every step in the interview process—from the phone interview to the crucial final meeting. Whether you are an experienced or novice interviewer, this session will help you learn how to put your best forward and respond to questions with more confidence and conviction!

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Past Programs

Navigating Your Career for Clarity and Focus: Introduction to Career Planning and Job Search 
January 9, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Are you feeling lost in your career or unsure about your career future? This workshop, facilitated by Jane McHale, will help you plan your career strategies and set clear goals—one step at a time. Participants will gain a better understanding of where they are in their career, learn the four stages of career planning, and work on the next steps towards achieving their career goals.

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Ongoing "Your Career: Planning and Job Search" Programs

Monday Job Seekers Connection
Mondays, 11:00am-12:30pm

Connecting with other job seekers can make all the difference between exhaustion and enthusiasm. Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques.

2018 Guest Facilitators:

January 8, Andrew Winig, Elevator Pitch Coach

Janaury 22, Rita Allen, Rita B. Allen Associates

January 29, Manny Correia, Inclusive Coaching

February 12, Jacquie Liddell, Randstad Corporate Services

February 26, Tamara Gardner, S.P.H.R., Becoming Bodacious

March 12, Christine R. Gatti, CRG Consulting

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Over 40 Job Seekers Connection
The Over 40 Job Seekers Connection is a networking group that focuses on the unique challenges facing individuals over the age of 40 who are pursuing or transitioning to a new career or searching for a new job.

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