1st Thursday of the Month | 9:00 - 10:30am
This FREE Monthly Seminar includes an introduction to the valuable resources you will find in 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 that was in transition and landed a new position. 


"The 20-Minute Networking Meeting”

with Nathan Perez

Thursday Morning, February 6th

9:00am - 10:30 am

at Substance Church

Spring Lake Park

Nathan Perez will present at our next Crossroads monthly seminar in Spring Lake Park on Thursday Morning, February 6th starting at 9:00am.

Did you know that 70% of all jobs are obtained through networking?  

Did you know that number jumps to 80% if you’re an executive or aspire to be one? Did you know that most jobs aren’t even posted and exist only in the Invisible/ Hidden

Job Market? 


How do we break into the Hidden Job Market? Networking!


This seminar will cover:

  • How to master the 5 most important parts of a networking meeting

  • How to create a networking agenda

  • How to construct key questions to lead a discussion

  • How to expand a professional network with more names

  • How to break into the Invisible/Hidden Job Market

  • How to make a networking meeting more effective, efficient, and mutually beneficial

  • How to maintain your new network throughout your career

  • How to put all this together to create a powerful 20-Minute Networking Meeting.

Don't miss this highly practical presentation!

Nathan A. Perez is an, award-winning author, national speaker and executive career coach at Career Innovation, a consultancy that works all experience levels of job-seekers from across the country. 

Prior to his Career Innovation consultancy, Nathan worked in the executive search industry in the Research function. Responsible for the first step in the executive recruitment process, Nathan devises the strategies of “where and how to find” qualified candidates for client companies, delivering candidates to recruiters for recruitment. He has been cited by The Huffington Post as one of the most connected people on LinkedIn, world-wide.  Networking is a day-to-day function of his job, connecting with leaders across the country on a regular basis.

Co-author of the multi-award-winning job-search networking book The 20-Minute Networking Meeting, Nathan speaks on its 5 principles to students, veterans, career coaches, executives and corporate teams everywhere.

Nathan draws on 20 years of stage, film and television experience in New York City and Hollywood, and is a member of the Author’s Guild; the Actors Equity Association union (AEA); a voting union member of The Screen-Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA); and served as Vice Chair at The Loft Literary Center, the nation’s largest literary and writing organization. He was recently inducted as an Honorary Commander with the 934th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve, home of the Global Vikings.

Speaker series includes:

Marcia Ballinger - Author
"Winning the Executive Interview"

Nathan Perez - Co-Author

"The 20-Minute Networking Meeting"

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Nancy Burke & Richard Dodson -
Co-Authors - "Power Your Career:
The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion"

Dave Cornell - Author & Trainer
"Cultivate Courage"

Dale Henry - Speaker & Trainer

"Activating Your Real-World SuperPowers"

Abby Kohut (Absolutely Abby) - Author 

"101 Job Search Secrets"

David MagyExecutive Search

"Impression Management"

Scott Welle - Author & Performance Trainer

"Outperform the Norm"

John McMunn - Bus. Dev. Training 

"Be The Voice... Not The Echo"

Natalie Ackerman - Exec. Career Coach

"Interviewing for Success"

Mark Kizilos - Author "Frame-Breaking"

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