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Southwest Job Network and GCC to Host “Slow Networking” Event July 10, 2009

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Southwest Job Network Meeting

Go Slow to Go Fast in Your Job Search

The Southwest Job Network (SJN), previously known as Scottsdale Job Network, in partnership with Glendale Community College (GCC) is hosting a West Valley seminar and networking event, “Slow Networking Monday, July 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Glendale Community College-Student Union, Room 104, located at 6000 W. Olive Ave. in Glendale.

The goal of this seminar is to educate job seekers on how to conduct a mutually beneficial Slow Networking meeting. During the event, participants will learn step-by-step techniques for executing effective 20-30 minute discussions that result in professional referrals, job leads and new network connections. This event will also help job seekers expand their network by building new connections with fellow workshop attendees. Workshop registrants should come to the event with a prepared elevator speech. Course pre-work will be emailed prior to the workshop. Call (480) 513-1491 or email info@southwestjobnet.com for additional information.

Please pre-register at http://sjn-wv-slownetworking-07132009.eventbrite.com/

The Southwest Job Network (SJN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides training, personal connections, access to resources and moral support for individuals in career transition. SJN leaders and trainers are volunteers who come from various industries including technology, healthcare, government, finance and human resources. Members represent the entire career spectrum of the metro Phoenix area. For more information, visit www.southwestjobnet.com

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SJN North Phoenix Southwest Job Network Meeting July 7, 2009

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Southwest Job Network Meeting

Tuesday July 21, 2009 8:30-11:45 AM

Southwest Job Network

YOUR MARKETING PLAN: RESUME, LINKEDIN, AND OTHER TOOLS

Build on your career vision and create a personal marketing plan. Assess your skills inventory, decide who you want to “dance” with and clarify the benefits you offer to potential employers and/or clients. You will develop a personal marketing strategy and a tactical plan for getting visibility. Learn how to communicate your value in spoken, written, and online media, with a consistent message across your elevator speech, resume, LinkedIn profile, business cards, and executive bio. Successfully communicating your value will help you during networking and in your interviews.

Registration & Details:
http://sjn-ne-marketing-07212009.eventbrite.com/

Location: Temple Chai – 4645 East Marilyn Road Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Thank you,
Bill Austin

Email: | Southwest Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Southwest Job Network

Southwest Jobs

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting Feb 3, 2009 January 28, 2009

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Scottsdale Job Network Meeting

Improving Your Interviewing Skills Part 2

Scottsdale Jobs Network

Join us on MEETING: Tues, Feb 3, 2009 – 8:30-9:30 AM – Resume Reviews, Open Networking 9:30-11:30 AM – Meeting with Guest speaker

Location: Temple Chai – 4645 East Marilyn Road Phoenix, Arizona 85032

STARTING OR WORKING IN A SMALL BUSINESS

Facilitator: Doug Bruhnke will moderate a panel of entrepreneurial business founders and owners to discuss what it’s like to start and work in a small business. Considering the current economy, all work options should be considered!

Panelists:

Lon Safko – Lon is an award-winning entrepreneur, inventor, CEO, consultant, author and speaker http://www.lonsafko.com His 18 inventions and more than 30,000 papers are in the Smithsonian, and he was recently selected by the Smithsonian to represent “The American Inventor” at their annual conference Lon is the founder of eight successful companies, including Paper Models, Inc. His latest book The Social Media Bible by Wiley & Sons unlocks the mysteries of the hottest new Internet wave, Social Media, such as Facebook and YouTube.

Abhay Jajoo – Abhay is a serial entrepreneur with growing businesses in Phoenix. One of his companies is Eupath, which provides US and Canada-based companies with software development, analytics and legal processing services to incubate and scale operations at lower cost in India while keeping their proprietary business processes “in-house” http://www.eupath.com

Lesley Gates-McCulley – Lesley is the owner of Gates to HR http://www.gatestohr.com which she founded after leaving Phelps Dodge. She has extensive human resources management experience in diverse corporate and work site environments, including small business through Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout her career she has created HR infrastructure and led project teams aimed at starting or working in a small business.

Jeffrey Taylor – After a corporate career with Citibank and Peat Marwick, Jeffrey read an issue of Entrepreneur and became one. During his successful consulting career he published two textbooks which are still used by global financial institutions. In the last couple of years he has lectured on Sarbanes-Oxley to major financial institutions, developed business plans for start-up companies, prepared companies to go public, helped companies raise both private and public capital and made independent movies. His new book, “Going from W2 to 1099?, will be published this summer.

Thank you,
Bill Austin

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Scottsdale Job Network

Scottsdale Jobs

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting SJN: Interviewing Skills November 30, 2008

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Scottsdale Job Network Meeting

Improving Your Interviewing Skills Part 2

Scottsdale Jobs Network

Join us on Tuesday, Dec 2, 2008 – 9-9:30 AM – Open Networking 9:30 AM – Meeting starts

Location: Temple Chai – 4645 East Marilyn Road Phoenix, Arizona 85032

INTERVIEWING, PART II

Facilitator: Jim O’Hara, President, Kellen James
SJN Board Member, Director of Curriculum Development

In Part II of Interviewing Skills, strategies designed to help you address liabilities, prepare your questions for the interviewer, and send your thank you communications are addressed.

Other helpful hints, including managing the offer, will be shared so that you will be prepared to advance your job search to job acceptance.

Thank you,
Bill Austin

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Scottsdale Job Network

William Campbell

Improving Your Interviewing Skills at SJN November 17, 2008

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Scottsdale Job Network Meeting

Interviewing Skills

Scottsdale Jobs Network

Join us on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 – 9-9:30 AM – Open Networking 9:30 AM – Meeting starts

Location: Temple Chai – 4645 East Marilyn Road Phoenix, Arizona 85032

INTERVIEWING, PART I

Facilitator: Jim O’Hara, President, Kellen James
SJN Board Member, Director of Curriculum Development

In Part I of Interviewing Skills, participants will hear a realistic view of the interview process. The program will address misunderstandings about interviews, de-mystify the interview process and calm your concerns. Interviewing Skills I will include an explanation of the types of interviews you may face and assistance to prepare for answering common interview questions.

Thank you,
Bill Austin

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Scottsdale Job Network

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