2018 – Quarterly Events

2018 – 10 Interviewing – The Best Story Wins

S.M.A.R.T C.A.R Stories
Stand out in the interview. Learn the techniques needed to craft SMART CAR stories to ACE the interview. Detailed stories that illustrate your skills make you memorable. Learn how and why SMART CAR stories matter in the interview.
Amy Whittenberger – HR Manager Badger Meter, Adjunct HR Instructor Cardinal Stritch University, 40PLUS Board Member

Create a S.M.A.R.T C.A.R. Story
Create a story around one of three themes
1.) Your greatest strength.
2.) Your most successful project
3.) Your greatest work accomplishment.
Come prepared with facts around one of those themes and get help in crafting them into a coherent story and practice it’s delivery in an interactive workshop segment
40PLUS Board Members and Experienced HR Professionals

Interviewing Across the Desk [Moderated Interview Practice]
Did you ever wonder, what is the best way to answer those tough interview questions? Or how to handle that question that catches you off guard. Here is your chance to practice with those that have coached 100’s of job seekers in the last 10 yrs. As well as how to integrate the CAR story you crafted into your responses’
40PLUS Board Members and Experienced HR Professionals

2018 – 06 LinkedIn Secrets for Job Search Success

Using LinkedIn In Your Job Search
It’s a fact that over 85% of all recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn sometime during their hiring process, either to find or verify candidates. If you’re in job search and have a poor or non-existent presence on LinkedIn, you’re endangering your chances of finding your next great job.

During this workshop you will learn:
* Strategies for building an influential (and helpful) LinkedIn network
* Ways to attract the recruiter’s attention
* Asking for (and getting) recommendations and endorsements
* Best practices and tips to help you with your job search
* Extra information to include in your profile to help you stand out from other candidates
* And much more!

Sue Gresham, (The LinkedIn Lady). LinkedIn Expert, Trainer, Consultant and Strategist as well as a longtime 40Plus Board Member

2018 – 04 Red Pen Resume Review

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?

We have assembled a team of HR and recruiting experts to allow you to get multiple points of view and feedback on your resume. Bring at least five (5) printed copies of your resume and receive various viewpoints, asking questions one-on-one with our assembled resume reviewers.

2018 – 01 Making casual conversation: What is the worst that can happen ?

Using LinkedIn To Create Conversations To Land Your Next Position
It is essential for people in career transition to properly leverage LinkedIn to identify job opportunities before they go public. This presentation will teach you what you need to know and what to do to position yourself to find these hidden job opportunities.
Gerald Duran, CEO &Founder, Business Acceleration & Venture Capital, RPM, Strategic, LLC & Cana MKE Entrepreneurial Accelerator

Fearless Conversation, Go from Nervous to Networking in Minutes
Starting a conversation with a stranger is just like dancing. When you start you’re kind of stiff, at times it gets awkward. But when the song ends you are glad you got out there.This interactive presentation will teach you how to put your awkward feelings and fears on the back burner so you can create a great conversation that will lead to opportunities you never thought possible. Dancing not included
Jake Nawrocki, Best-selling author, speaker and founder Operation Self Reset

Diarrhea of the Mouth – A Disease Fatal to the Job seeker
Some job seekers don’t know when to stop talking, in the interview, in a networking interchange or even in a casual conversation. Our speaker has for more than 8 years been the Moderator of the Thursday meeting of 40Plus. He is famous for requiring job seekers to describe themselves in 10 words or less.
Rich Longabaugh, Moderator 40PLUS Thursday Group