WEBINAR REGISTRATION for Thursday, December 1 @ 9 AM…TOPIC: Conquering Call Reluctance

Here’s the webinar registration link: 

     https://events.meetingbridge.com/Register/?06123277647

Simply cut-n-paste into your browser or use the link above! 

I will be posting it in our LinkedIn Group, as well.

Also, don’t forget our upcoming, VERY SPECIAL EVENT…

HALF DAY WORKSHOP EVENT

WEDNESDAY, December 14th, from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

We will work our way through all significant process models… including practice time!!!  This workshop will be modestly priced, with participants sharing the fixed cost of $500…There will be limited registration–first ten to pay their $50 portion will be admitted.  Lunch will be served (on ME).  Your guests are welcome!

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NEXT EVENTS: Home for the holidays!!!

Our next Thursday morning event at The Egg and I restaurant will be Thursday, January 5th at 9 AM.

In the interim, I will be offering a free webinar in the same time slot… the first one being December 1st at 9 AM.  To be ‘invited’ so that you may REGISTER for the DFWCareerpilot Webinars… you simply need to email me, stating your interest in participating.

HALF DAY WORKSHOP EVENT

WEDNESDAY, December 14th, from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Stay tuned for a very special, half day workshop in which we will work our way through all significant process models… including practice time!!!  This workshop will be modestly priced, with participants sharing the fixed cost of $500…There will be limited registration–first ten to pay their $50 portion will be admitted.  Lunch will be served.  Your guests are welcome!

Your LinkedIn Profile… in synch with your resume…NOT collateral damage!

The LinkedIn site will walk you through filling in the blanks for your Profile, but you’ll want to think ahead about two areas:

Positioning Yourself

Just like on a GREAT RESUME, directly underneath your name will be a short headline of four or five words. More than anything else in your profile, these words are how people find and define you.

Are you seeking to connect mainly with others in your field and industry? Then a simple, title-oriented headline like “Senior Product Development Director at The XYX Corporation” is best. Are you seeking to branch out into other areas? “Leader of High-Performing Engineering Projects” alerts others quickly to the value you would bring to an organization. Regardless of how you phrase your headline, make sure to use keywords that will help others find you.

Be Clear on What You’ve Done, and What You Want to Do…

Whether you are an active job seeker, or simply using LinkedIn to extend the reach of your personal marketing plan, POSITIONING yourself clearly is the epicenter of efficient networking… just as if you were beginning to launch an active JOBsearch to implement your Personal Marketing Plan! 

When listing your past job experiences, use verbs as much as possible. Show what you’re passionate about, and what you’ve learned from each job. Consider listing “non-jobs” you’ve done, like chairing a conference or leading a panel.

“People shouldn’t just think of this as only a resume tool,” says this CAREERPILOT, “It can be a way to show color and breadth.”

NEXT EVENT: Thursday, November 17th, 9-10:30 AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort, 1 blk east of Tollway) TOPIC: TASK #1 Applying Your CareerFIT

This is the third of seven Core Topics in a weekly series of FREE career transition workshop events. Yes, networking happens at these events, but our purpose is to learn innovative “HOW TO” approaches into The OTHER Job Market. Both strategic and tactical issues and models are incorporated… this week?

APPLYing CareerFIT to your Social Media Profile

We will build on last week’s focus on assessment and collateral development–addressing the OTHER marketplace at every step–with attention to your LinkedIn Profile.   As always, consistent and focused efforts are keys to your success. Some selected topics to address:

– BEING PREPARED with effective BRANDING for today’s digital world
– Getting ALL your collaterals in synch, including social media
-Creating and closing all communication ‘loops’

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

– Professionals who seek “job security” for the rest of their career
– Professionals formerly reluctant to engage “all-IN” networking

As always, GUESTS of our DFWCareerpilot regulars, and…

First time visitors… this session is a fine place to start!  Bring your WIFI Laptops!

ASSESSMENT is at the epicenter of your jobsearch efforts…

…and PART of what you must assess is your desired “next step!”

OFFER CRITERIA

Write out the factors that are important to you in a job…actually write out your list. During your career transition, you learn the value of setting your offer criteria.

1. Creates an objective target for your efforts ahead;
2. Gives you a meaningful set of questions to ask during research and networking;
3. Provides an objective way to analyze and react to offers as they occur.

To manage your career wisely has you extending the same concept. Keep your “offer criteria” in that dynamic state of change that allows you to adapt to market conditions.

If your current goal is to find a new position, then you should prepare your search as a “business model”, manage it accordingly, be flexible, and be ready for the unexpected. Here are some tips to get you started:

1. Have a “business-as-usual” attitude…Manage your search as you would your business or job and you will earn success faster.

2. Have reasonable expectations…List your abilities, marketability, compensation, work environment and relocation, then validate these expectations with peers, other job hunters, and/or recruiters. This can be accomplished during your initial PERSONAL CONTACT NETWORKING. “Getting the word out” is a much more productive first step in developing your network.

3. Determine your career objective…Know what your next right work is. This will help focus your actual search. With clarity in your positioning goals, you can write a great resume to convey your story.

4. “WORDCRAFT” your resume…Create a forward looking “story” of what YOU CAN DO. Target your accomplishments, such as increased sales and profits, reductions in costs, etc. Focus on achievements that support your qualifications for your job goal.

5. Have a Personal Market Plan…including identification of key professional resources online. Look for specific titles, target industries and companies. This focus will expand your possibilities, not limit them.

Remember, while rejection is part of the active job search process, you’ll want to avoid pre-mature rejection of your interest…CREATE VISIBILITY first. The merging of your target organization networking and the development of your personal contact network is an effective way to identify the appropriate job leads and secure necessary interviews.

6. Develop confidence in your ability to answer anticipated questions throughout the process…Prepare as you would for a business presentation; don’t try to wing it. If there are any “issues” in your career history, develop a positive spin before you are asked about it. Prepare for basic questions and tough issues in advance and study them.

7. Modify and improve your Personal Market Plan’s implementation model as needed…“Listen” to the marketplace, learning from it and adjusting your Personal Market Plan accordingly. As you move through your search, make adjustments as you would a business model. Ask for input from people you respect.

FOR MORE Info: download the entire handout from Resource Page

NEXT EVENT: Thursday, November 10th, 9-10:30 AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort, 1 blk east of Tollway) TOPIC: Achieving CareerFIT

This is the second of seven Core Topics in a weekly series of FREE career transition workshop events. Yes, networking happens at these events, but our purpose is to learn innovative “HOW TO” approaches into The OTHER Job Market. Both strategic and tactical issues and models are incorporated… this week?…

ACHIEVING CareerFIT

We will focus in on assessment, setting your objectives and developing your collaterals–addressing the OTHER marketplace at every step… As always, consistent and focused efforts are keys to your success. Some selected topics to address:

– BEING PREPARED to conduct an effective job search in today’s digital world
– Getting ALL your collaterals in synch, including social media
-Creating and closing all communication ‘loops’

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

– Professionals who seek “job security” for the rest of their career
– Professionals formerly reluctant to engage “all-IN” networking

As always, GUESTS of our DFWCareerpilot regulars, and…

First time visitors… this session is the second best place to start!