Self Assessment & Exploring Career Options

Personal Packaging & Job Search Strategy

Professional Development

Self Assessment & Exploring Career Options

Clarify who you are so you can make an informed career decision. Research and explore your ideas of careers that match your personality type, skills, interests and values.

New Beginning: Take Charge of Your Career

This full day workshop offers assessment and activities to guide you to:

  1. Identify what you really want from your career and how to create meaning at work
  2. Assess your preferred skills and experience to create a unique value proposition
  3. Clarify and integrate your personal and professional needs, wants and dreams
  4. Create a strategy and action plan that will chart a positive path towards your goal, including job search, resume and interview strategies.

Whether you are transitioning to a new career, re-entering the workplace, considering a life-work change or transformation, you will discover how to build on your strengths to craft a vision and plan that will help you find and seize the opportunities, understand the resistance, manage the fear, and jump the hurdles with skill, grace and humor.

DateSunday, February 16, 2020; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $180, includes assessments and all resource materials

Group size is kept small – advance registration required.  Register by contacting Facilitator. 

Facilitator: Susan Jewkes Allen MSW, GCDF 

Phone: (415) 728-8502

Email: sjallen@lifepluswork.org

 

 

Effective Networking Strategies

Networking is still the best strategy to use for your job search whether it’s at events/meetups, using social media or having coffee or individual meetings with professionals in your field. This session gives insights and practical tips about what networking is and how to tap into the power of networking in a way so that everybody has a positive experience.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • How to present yourself with confidence in social or business situations
  • How to create an introduction that will quickly describe who you are, what you can do and where you want to go
  • Effective networking tactics including how to grow your network
  • How to maintain your network and develop long term productive business relationships

You can attend this webinar from the comfort of your own home or office.  All you need to attend is a computer access to the internet and a telephone.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Contact Terry to reserve your space in the auditorium

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Exploring Career Options

Do you want to explore your career options and decide if you are ready for a new career path? Perhaps you don’t exactly know what you want to do next. Or maybe you need to confirm that you are on track with your career. Whatever your situation may be, we’ll show you how to use personal assessments and market assessments to define what’s important to you, what’s realistic, and how to select a new career path.

In this webinar you will:

  • discover how you can access online assessments to help you discover your unique personality traits, interests, values and skills and match them to career options
  • learn how and where to get the information you need to evaluate your options
  • learn how to research salaries to determine the going rate for the careers you are considering
  • see a demo of useful career sites that can be used to discover “a typical day” in the occupation, skills required, and additional resources available for more information

The information you receive in this webinar will enable you to understand how to ensure that your career plan is viable so you can feel confident in pursuing your goals.

You can attend this webinar from the comfort of your own home or office.

Advance registration is required. Contact Terry for more information and to register

Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 1:00 to 2:00pm

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

More than Just a Job: Finding Work You Love

  • Are you at a work/life crossroad, longing for work that is meaningful; where your job is more than just a paycheck?
  • Would you like to gain more clarity about career options and how to leverage your skills, interests and experiences towards more fulfilling life and work?
  • The More than Just a Job workshop is for individuals wanting to engage in a process of career exploration and discovery. In a small group, we will engage in self-assessment, reflection, and discussion that will help better identify where you are, where you have been, and where you may want to be.We will offer a in a range of assessments that will help weave together the elements of life experience, needs, wants and possibilities inspire the creation of a career vision.  At the workshop, you will do assessment of your transferable and preferred skills, as well as reflection and planning activities.Whether you want to re-envision your current career path, transition to a new career or role, go back to school or new training, create your own work or discover something totally new, this workshop will help you identify your options and organize you next steps towards work that is “more than just a job.”
  • Date: Saturday, February 29, 2018; 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $170 includes all assessments and resource materials.  Upon registration, participants will be set up to take assessments online in advance of the workshop. Group size is kept small – advance registration required.  Register by contacting Facilitator. 

    Facilitator: Susan Jewkes Allen MSW, GCDF 

    Phone: (415) 728-8502

    Email: sjallen@lifepluswork.org

     

Personal Packaging & Job Search Strategy

Ensure your resume, cover letter and other marketing materials differentiate you and showcase the qualities that are most important to your target job objectives. Use your time spent in job search most strategically and effectively to obtain your desired results.

LinkedIn: Build a Profile, Grow and Leverage Your Network

If you are a job seeker in today’s market, building a strong presence on LinkedIn is a MUST!

We’ll show you how to build a profile that engages the reader, has a significant impact on your credibility and brand, and – at the same time – increases your chances of being found by recruiters and hiring managers.

Create an All Star profile by using available profile fields to your best advantage , ensuring you are the one most likely to receive opportunities.

We’ll show you how to:

  • Build a personal profile that engages the reader and has a significant impact on your credibility and brand.
  • Boost Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Use keywords in the correct places to increase your chances of being found by recruiters and HR Managers.
  • Create an All Star profile by using all profile fields to your best advantage.

We’ll also demo:
• Best ways to communicate with people on LinkedIn
• Ways to establish yourself as a thought leader by using special features such as Groups and Updates
• Best practices for nurturing relationships

Attend this webinar from the comfort of your own home or office.  All you need to attend is a computer, access to the internet and audio.

Pre-registration and pre- payment using PayPal or Venmo are required.

Date: Monday, Februaryu 3rd, 12:30 to 1:30pm

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Prepare for the Interview

Gain an advantage over other qualified candidates by learning what questions will be asked and preparing dynamic, memorable responses.

Remember, every single interview question is really just part of the bigger, essential question, “Why should I hire you?” You need to be able to describe your achievements as well as your role in making them happen.

The focus of this webinar will be on how to answer behavioral questions by using powerful accomplishment stories that will distinguish you from your competition. We’ll also review the most commonly asked interview questions and, just as importantly, the best questions to ask during the interview.

What interview questions make you nervous? Let us know and we’ll help you with preparing your answer.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Contact Terry for more information.

Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 1:30 to 2:30pm
Cost: $70.00
Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Effective Networking Strategies

Networking is still the best strategy to use for your job search whether it’s at events/meetups, using social media or having coffee or individual meetings with professionals in your field. This session gives insights and practical tips about what networking is and how to tap into the power of networking in a way so that everybody has a positive experience.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • How to present yourself with confidence in social or business situations
  • How to create an introduction that will quickly describe who you are, what you can do and where you want to go
  • Effective networking tactics including how to grow your network
  • How to maintain your network and develop long term productive business relationships

You can attend this webinar from the comfort of your own home or office.  All you need to attend is a computer access to the internet and a telephone.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Contact Terry to reserve your space in the auditorium

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Professional Development

Be able to advance your skills and expertise to become more successful in your career.

LinkedIn: Build a Profile, Grow and Leverage Your Network

If you are a job seeker in today’s market, building a strong presence on LinkedIn is a MUST!

We’ll show you how to build a profile that engages the reader, has a significant impact on your credibility and brand, and – at the same time – increases your chances of being found by recruiters and hiring managers.

Create an All Star profile by using available profile fields to your best advantage , ensuring you are the one most likely to receive opportunities.

We’ll show you how to:

  • Build a personal profile that engages the reader and has a significant impact on your credibility and brand.
  • Boost Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Use keywords in the correct places to increase your chances of being found by recruiters and HR Managers.
  • Create an All Star profile by using all profile fields to your best advantage.

We’ll also demo:
• Best ways to communicate with people on LinkedIn
• Ways to establish yourself as a thought leader by using special features such as Groups and Updates
• Best practices for nurturing relationships

Attend this webinar from the comfort of your own home or office.  All you need to attend is a computer, access to the internet and audio.

Pre-registration and pre- payment using PayPal or Venmo are required.

Date: Monday, Februaryu 3rd, 12:30 to 1:30pm

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Effective Networking Strategies

Networking is still the best strategy to use for your job search whether it’s at events/meetups, using social media or having coffee or individual meetings with professionals in your field. This session gives insights and practical tips about what networking is and how to tap into the power of networking in a way so that everybody has a positive experience.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • How to present yourself with confidence in social or business situations
  • How to create an introduction that will quickly describe who you are, what you can do and where you want to go
  • Effective networking tactics including how to grow your network
  • How to maintain your network and develop long term productive business relationships

You can attend this webinar from the comfort of your own home or office.  All you need to attend is a computer access to the internet and a telephone.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Contact Terry to reserve your space in the auditorium

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com