Since we can't meet in person, we now offer...
FREE JOB SEARCH WEBINARS ONLINE
1st Thursday morning of each month | 7:30 - 9:00am
2nd Thursday evening of each month | 7:00 - 8:30pm
3rd Thursday morning of each month | 7:30 - 9:00am
These FREE Webinars include an introduction to the valuable resources you will find through MN Crossroads Career Network.
At our Monthly Seminars, we feature a guest speaker presenting topics related to job search, networking, and lead generation.
Also, enjoy hearing inspiring stories from someone recently in transition that landed a new position.
WEBINAR LINKS ARE POSTED WITH EACH EVENT LISTED BELOW
(find recordings of prior webinars at the bottom of this page)
OUR UPCOMING GUEST SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
"The Art of Tactful Self Promotion in Your Job Search"
with: Nancy Burke
Thursday Morning, October 1st
7:30 - 9:00 am
Tactful self-promotion is a crucial career and life competency, especially for people in job transition. Even people who hate the idea of self-promotion must find ways to increase their visibility if they want more job opportunities, recognition, and rewards. Whether you’re in transition or not, promoting yourself is not optional.
Tactful self-promotion IS NOT about being a blowhard, stealing the credit or elbowing your way to the center of attention; it IS about cultivating a positive reputation.
In this presentation, you’ll learn practical strategies for:
Positioning yourself in ways that highlight your value, differentiators and accomplishments, helping you stand out from your competition,
Cultivating strategic relationships and expanding your network,
Gaining constructive visibility by managing meetings, working a room, and leveraging social media.
Nancy Burke has had many years of doing career coaching and helping people who are in transition. She, and co-author Richard Dodson have published a book, Power your Career: The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion at Work.
Get actionable steps that even the most reserved can take to increase their visibility without violating their integrity or values (and without triggering a panic attack!).
"Career Crossroads after 50...
Nine Choices, Strategies and Stories For Your Next Career Move"
with: George Dow
Thursday Evening, October 8th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
This presentation will offer you many more career options than you thought you had after age 50. You will learn strategies and hear stories to help make your next career move more successful and satisfying.
Read more about this topic in the monthly blog archives section of George Dow’s website: www.georgedow.com starting in January, 2018.
For the past 10 years, George Dow has been an executive career transition consultant in his solo practice, serving Director to CEO level clients.
Prior to this, George spent 21 years as Vice President of Executive Career Transition Consulting at Right Management, a career transition and organizational consulting firm. His focus is on assisting his clients with career assessment, identification of options and coaching to achieve their desired outcomes, both professionally and personally.
"How To Work Successfully With Recruiters - The New Secret Sauce"
with: Tom Colosimo
Thursday Morning, October 15th
7:30 - 9:00 am
Many people get frustrated when working with a recruiter for their job search.
We will discuss what makes people frustrated when working with recruiters. Is it the approach or setting false or unachievable expectations? Are goals and processes not discussed for a clear plan/process upfront? What can candidates do to help themselves work successfully with the best recruiter for their needs?
Reserve your spot to hear what Tom Colosimo has to say on this topic as he explains the strategies of ‘The New Secret Sauce’ for working with recruiters successfully!
Tom Colosimo is an independent Career Architect/Coach and works with many high schools, universities, and professionals locally in the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin.
Tom also coordinates the Crossroads Career Networking Group at Woodbury Lutheran Church since 2002. Prior professional positions include 8 years at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business as a Career Coach and Corporate Relations Manager for the Opus College of Business MBA program. Previously he was an 3rd party recruiter for 6 years and also has a year of experience within corporate recruiting.
He brings a passion for networking and enjoys connecting people to people for success. As we know, over 80% of jobs are found thru networking and Tom brings that element to his approach to career development for professionals. He knows what it takes to make career transitions and helps others with this process.
Nancy Burke will present at our Crossroads webinar on
Thursday Morning, October 1st beginning at 7:30 am
George Dow will present at our Crossroads webinar on
Thursday Evening, October 8th beginning at 7:00 pm
Tom Colosimo will present at our Crossroads webinar on
Thursday Morning, October 15th beginning at 7:30 am
Recordings of some of our prior webinars
can be re-viewed here...