THIS WEEK’s Workshop: LinkedIn Task #1…Thursday, January 31st @ 9 AM at The Egg and I

This week, Thursday, January 31st,  we’ll focus on TASK#1 in your LinkedIn account… Your personal profile.  Your LinkedIn Profile is as integral to your career transition success as your execution of a PERSONAL Marketing Plan.  The two work together to create the interactive foundation of your networking efforts.  Your profile page should reflect your professional interests, passions, and ambitions at this point in your career.  It becomes the core of this high tech, written collateral.

As you proceed, keep your goal in mind…

·         Do you want to have that fully optimized, SEO-centric magnet that attracts interested parties TO you?  -OR-

·         Do you want that terrific, user-friendly home page and profile that is easy for a reader to navigate?  -OR-

·         Do you want your profile and homepage to be appealing to both?

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 JOB search 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.

Please SHARE this Post with a friend or two that you think may benefit from the information and interaction…

We meet  at The Egg and I Restaurant in Addison (NW Quadrant of Montfort and Arapaho), one block east of the Tollway…

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Come prepared to work on your LinkedIn profile… Are you at 100%??

YOUR “follow-up HOMEWORK” is to increase your first level contact list on LinkedIn by TEN NEW individuals… and add ONE NEW GROUP to those you have already chosen.

 Who should attend Thursday’s workshop?

  1. Those who might ask… HOW do I get more benefit from my ‘digital footprint?’
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to perform well in their job search;
  3. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  4. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session to supplement your job search effectiveness with!

NEXT Week’s Workshop: LinkedIn Task #1…Thursday, January 31st @ 9 AM at The Egg and I

This week, Thursday, January 31st,  we’ll focus on TASK#1 in your LinkedIn account… Your personal profile.  Your LinkedIn Profile is as integral to your career transition success as your execution of a PERSONAL Marketing Plan.  The two work together to create the interactive foundation of your networking efforts.

Please SHARE this Post with a friend or two that you think may benefit from the information and interaction…

We meet  at The Egg and I Restaurant in Addison (NW Quadrant of Montfort and Arapaho)…

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THIS Week’s Workshop: Achieving CareerFIT…Thursday, January 24th@ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

Please SHARE THIS POST with your network.  This week Thursday, January 24th, we will focus on a strategic, more career-oriented, definition of FIT,  answering your questions and concerns at each step of the way… we’ll also get in to collateral development: resumes, correspondence, etc

This is a great place to start for new-comers as the other Core Topics will follow in sequence.

A new offering from DFWCareerpilot This session will be co-facilitated by my colleague, Brian Allen

Map to The Egg and I THIS WEEK’s Workshop…  Achieving CareerFIT brings focus to those elusive decisions regarding positioning and targeting your efforts.  The first five steps of the 12 step process, from assessment to beginning the evolution of your LinkedIn Profile, will be discussed.

Who should attend?

  1. Those who might ask… What DO I want to do next in my career?
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any career transition, including simple job search;
  3. Those who feel they need a more dynamic way to answer the question, “Tell me about yourself…” THE most asked question during job search!
  4. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  5. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to kick-off your job search effectiveness!

This Week’s Workshop: Embracing The OTHER Job Market…Which Companies are in YOUR OTHER Market? Thursday, January 17th @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison.

Which companies ARE in that OTHER market for YOU?

One of the most important skills a job-seeker can learn during a job-search is ONLINE RESEARCH skills. Make the commitment to improve your research skills. In fact, hold yourself accountable to research time each and every week. Employers value job-seekers who know key information about the company because that knowledge demonstrates your interest and enthusiasm for the company and for the job.

Finding information on a company’s competitors, company financial stresses and major lawsuits can counterbalance the positive information portrayed by the company’s own website, the most positive view of available information…

WHEN to Do Research

First and foremost should be your commitment to knowing your marketplace for the rest of your career. This FIRST LEVEL RESEARCH implies setting aside a reasonable amount of time on an on-going basis, whether you’re employed or not. Second, and another permutation of First Level Research, is when you are just starting a specific job-search and looking to identify attractive trends or key companies in your profession or industry, or even in a specific geographic location.

The third possibility is when you are applying to a specific employer; it’s always best to relate yourself to the company and tailor your cover letter and resume to each employer. This SECOND LEVEL RESEARCH probes deeper for specific info.

The fourth — and when most job-seekers finally do some research — is when you have been invited to a job interview; you’ll want to showcase your knowledge of the company and the people interviewing you. This THIRD LEVEL RESEARCH probes still deeper and extends the breadth of your knowledge.

The sooner you get started, the better off you’ll be. Remember, both objective (factual) and subjective (word-of-mouth, opinions) information can be of value. A simple, two-line “OFFER CRITERIA MATRIX” will help you keep this all straight…

The Matrix will serve you well in all three levels of research mentioned previously… and when completely “filled in” can put the objectivity back in to the emotional process of accepting your next position, or taking the next step.

This week Thursday, January 17, we will overview the entire 12-step process, answering your questions and concerns at each step of the way… this is a great place to start for new-comers as the other Core Topics will follow in sequence.

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NEXT Week’s Workshop: Embracing The OTHER Job Market…Thursday, January 17th @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

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If you’d like my recently developed handout regarding “First Steps…NEXT Steps…” focused on ramping up your efforts in the New Year, specifically stress and depression busting tactics–this past week’s topic–simply email your request to bob@careerpilot.com .

This week Thursday, January 17, we will overview the entire 12-step process, answering your questions and concerns at each step of the way… this is a great place to start for new-comers as the other Core Topics will follow in sequence.

A new offering from DFWCareerpilot I have retooled all the handouts, on the RESOURCES Page (see tab above) to be more centered on the use of technology and social media.

Map to The Egg and I NEXT WEEK’s Workshop…

Who should attend?

  1. Those who might ask… What the heck is the OTHER Job Market?
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any career transition, including simple job search;
  3. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  4. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to kick-off your job search effectiveness!

STAY POSITIVE as you ramp up your efforts in The New Year

In this week’s FREE workshop at The Egg and I Restaurant in Addison, DFWCareerpilot, we will focus on ramping up your job seeking efforts in this New Year… for many, that involves a little “attitude adjustment…”

  1. Maintain ‘normal’ routine: The human body and its condition tends to fight change.  Don’t get into the bad habits of waking up late, ‘power naps’ in the afternoons or paying too much  attention to your ‘honey do list’ around the house and other distractions. Get up at your normal time, eat right and get some exercise (Walk your dog a mile a day whether you have a dog or not!).
  2. Stay current with what’s happening in your industry and chosen profession: Don’t let yourself fall behind just because you’re not working. The best approach is regular ‘market research’ of your industry and chosen profession as a regular component of your Personal Marketing Plan.  Not only will you be giving yourself useful new information—trends and opportunities—but also access to new contacts.  A very powerful by-product of this research is that you will be ahead of your competition when it comes time to interview. 
  3. Positive thinking:  Let your research draw your mind to future possibilities rather than past  negative assumptions – you need to be able to bounce back. Concentrate on the skills and knowledge you have and how they may best be applied moving forward. Sitting around with a “woe is me” attitude is only going to further depress you.  Your closest in ‘support group’ is your best ally, here.  It may seem obvious, but… Avoid negative people: Network with employed people instead of your unemployed colleagues!

Learn to Embrace The OTHER Job Market with DFWCareerpilot.  Attend this Thursday’s Meeting and bring a guest!  Better still, SHARE THIS POST with your network both in person and through LinkedIn.

THIS WEEK’S Workshop: First STEPS-NEXT Steps…Ramping UP in the New Year!…Thursday, January 10th @ 9AM at The Egg and I Restaurant (NW Quadrant of Arapaho and Montfort) in Addison

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Thursday, January 10th, we will focus on ramping up your efforts in the New Year… this will include an overview the entire 12-step process, answering your questions and concerns at each step of the way… this is a great place to start for new-comers as the other Core Topics will follow in sequence.

THINK POSITIVE…

  1. Volunteer: You can do this at a church, hospital, homeless shelter or non-profit organization… will open your eyes to people who are less off than you and give you a sense of contribution. There is no greater reward than helping people who are less fortunate than us.
  2. Manage your expectations: Not every job you apply for will be a success. Don’t be put off by this. Instead, concentrate on the positives and look at what you achieve each day.
  3. Don’t give up!  Jobs don’t find you unless you embrace and help out The OTHER Job Market… In a more traditional search–you find them!

Map to The Egg and I This week’s Workshop…

Who should attend?

  1. Those who might ask… What the heck is the OTHER Job Market?
  2. Those seeking a systematic, focused, more predictable way to conduct any career transition, including simple job search;
  3. “Regulars” who need a ‘booster shot.’… and bring a guest;
  4. New Comers and tire kickers… this is a great session with which to kick-off your job search effectiveness!