2015 – Quarterly Events

2015 – 11 FALL FORWARD: Using your Strengths, Confidence
and a Reality Check to ADVANCE YOUR JOBSEARCH

StrengthsFinder 2.0: What is it and How Can it Help MY Job Search?
Find out how the StrengthsFinder assessment can help you uncover your talents. Appreciate the anatomy of a strength, the source of your strengths and how to put them to work in your job search. Learn how to tap into your natural talents through StrengthsFinder. Take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment before the workshop and bring your printed results. Hardcover or E-book: http://shop.gallup.com/strengths/sf20-grouped-product.html

Jackie Timm, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

Confidence: Your Most Powerful Job Search Asset
You have a long list of assets, but without confidence, each is just a decoration.Learn what confidence is, a new way to view challenges in life, fresh insights into your personal capacity, and start to develop an action plan for greater success in your search for a new job or career.

Susan Marshall, Professional Trainer and Coach, Founder of The Backbone Institute

DiSC: A Non-Judgmental Personal Assessment Tool
An interactive session introducing DiSC, a tool to help you better understand yourself, uncover your blind spots and understand others. This tool can help you prepare a strategy for success in meeting and interacting with the key decision makers that that can make a difference in your career search. Take the DiSC assessment before the workshop and bring your printed results. https://www.tonyrobbins.com/ue

Steve Riege,President of Ovation Leadership, Host of 123@5


LinkedIn is no longer an option for job seekers; it is a must. Fact: 94% of all recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates but only 36% of all job seekers use LinkedIn as a job search tool.

In this workshop you will learn:
* Key profile must-haves that raise you in search results
* Strategies for building an influential LinkedIn network
* How to get endorsements and recommendations
* How recruiters use LinkedIn
* Best practices and tips to help your with your job search
* Answers to your questions about LinkedIn
* Led by local LinkedIn Expert Sue Gresham

Sue Gresham President and CEO of Innovative Client Solutions, LinkedIn Trainer and longtime 40PLUS Board Member

2015 – 04     Red Pen Resume Review

We have assembled a team of HR and recruiting experts to allow you to get multiple points of view and feedback on your resume.

How can I make my resume stand out from the rest?
What format do HR staff and recruiters prefer, fonts, text size, white space?
How many words should it be, what should I title the document?
How many years should I include, how many pages should it be?
How should I customize it for computer scanning to get a human to look at it?
Do I really need to do a cover letter?


New Year’s Resolutions Usually Don’t Work – Jeff Percival

Have you ever set a New Year’s Resolution and by January 10th, it has long been forgotten? This year try something different and accomplish more and achieve more than ever before.  Make 2015 the best year of your life.
Jeff Percival  Percival Enterprises

Change Your Perspective and Job Search Like a Marketer – Michael Ganiere

Most job search candidates will fill out a resume in a format they think is expected, apply only to posted jobs, and communicate into the HR “black hole”. A marketer is more interested in communicating the right message, to the right audience. Learn how to change your approach and make the time invested in your search more effective.
Michael Ganiere  Talent Sourcing Manager, Johnson Controls

Well-Being and Balance in Our Lives – Christine Conklin

Seasons in life can knock us off balance – you can regain stability.  Making small changes to your habits can help you do just that.  Learn how to apply tangible changes to your physical, mental and emotional makeup.
Christine Conklin  Rooted Wellness Services