Events

All seminars, workshops and career fairs that are free and open to the public will be listed on this page.  Many additional events we participate in may not be listed here for the privacy of the company or organization which may prefer anonymity.

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Upcoming Events

Michael’s Entrepreneurs Strategy Lab Live Podcast

Date: January 25, 2022
Time: 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Location: Online Podcast, Dr. Michael Thiemann Strategy-Lab™.

Learn more about personal branding, including the power it has in your business and career life.

How does a “brand” impact both the company and person?
Why is it important to cultivate a business brand for a small business?
Should a company executive create a personal brand and a brand for their company?  Can one “brand” do both?
What are some questions a company or individual should ask themselves in order to start developing their brand?

The Self-Directed Job Search Seminar

Date: March 15, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ZOOM-only Event for Johnson County Housing Services

Learn effective techniques to manage all aspects of your job search campaign from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. The following topics will be covered: Using the Job Boards to Your Advantage, The Hidden Job Market and How to Access It, Networking, Job Search Time Management and Tracking, Company Research, The Differences and Advantages of Headhunters, Personnel Agencies and Temporary Staffing, Job Fairs, and Utilizing Social Networks (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). We will also cover work-from-home and hybrid environment positions.

Interview Savvy

Date: May 17, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ZOOM-only Event for Johnson County Housing Services

Do you cringe at the thought of being interviewed by a potential employer? Learn the art of interviewing successfully from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. The following topics will be covered:  Appearance, Actions, Dealing with Phone, Video and Text Interviews, The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Interviews, Types of Interviews including Behavioral Interviewing, Common Job Interview Mistakes, Typical Interview Questions, Illegal Job Interview Questions, Questions You Should Ask, and Questions Not To Ask During An Interview.

Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters

Date: July 19, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ZOOM-only Event for Johnson County Housing Services

Learn tips and techniques for writing successful resumes and cover letters from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. Topics covered include: Defining Your Employment Target and Why Targeted Resumes are a Must, Applicant Tracking Systems, Resume Keywords, Format and Structure, Utilizing Graphics in a Resume, How to Craft Standout Bullet Points, Using Periphery Career Information to your Advantage, PDF vs. Microsoft Word, Common Errors and Proofreading, Why Cover Letters are Important, and Honesty Is Everything.

Past Events

Personal Branding in Your Business

Date: September 14, 2021
Location: Dr. Michael Thiemann's Strategy Lab - Entrepreneurs Live Podcast

Listen to global business experts and thought leaders offering founders, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs valuable ideas, experiences, and advice on how they can build their business, expand it, and make it sustainably successful. 

Job Search and Resume Tips

Date: July 15, 2021
Location: International Career Income Jump Summit https://careerincomejump.com/registration

Job Search and Resume Tips if you had to leave your job, for whatever reason (maybe you lost it, or your family and expenses are growing rapidly) and you had only 60 days to get (or prepare for getting) a better paying job that covers your needs and improves the quality of life of your loved ones.

Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters

Date: April 15, 2021
Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs (Career and Finance)

Learn tips and techniques for writing successful resumes and cover letters from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. Topics covered include: Defining Your Employment Target and Why Targeted Resumes are a Must, Applicant Tracking Systems, Resume Keywords, Format and Structure, Utilizing Graphics in a Resume, How to Craft Standout Bullet Points, Using Periphery Career Information to your Advantage, PDF vs. Microsoft Word, Common Errors and Proofreading, Why Cover Letters are Important, and Honesty Is Everything.

Networking You, Inc.: An Ongoing Career and Business Strategy

Date: March 11, 2021
Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs (Career and Finance)

Learn to create a systematic networking strategy for increased job search, career management, or business success from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. The following topics will be covered: Establishing Networking Objectives, Cultivating People Skills, Building Rapport, How to Dress in Various Networking Situations, How to Make a Contact Online or In-Person, Dealing with Network Minions (online and in-person), Being Effective in an Online World, Where to Network, Making Your Own Business Cards, Benefits of Social Networking and Profiles, and Tracking Networking Contacts.

The Importance of LinkedIn for Job Search, Career Management or Business

Date: February 11, 2021
Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs (Career and Finance)

Learn how to create a standout LinkedIn profile for your career, whether in a job search, for career management, or as a business owner, from a multi-certified resume writer, career, and personal branding coach. The following topics will be covered: Why LinkedIn is a Necessity, How LinkedIn Really Works, Establishing Your LinkedIn Objectives, Taking a Great Profile Picture, Crafting Your Headline, Writing a Summary, Leveraging the Flexibility of Your Experience Section, The Power of Your Education, Certifications and Professional Development, Why the Skills Section is Important, Ancillary Sections and How Valuable They Can Be, The Value of Quality Connections, and Use It or Lose It.

Job Seeker Advice and Why Social Media Matters

Date: January 5, 2021
Location: JobPack Podcast

Career Coach Karen Silins shares why social media matters and other practical insights for job-seekers on the JobPack podcast.

Resume Writing and Job Search Tips

Date: October 15, 2020
Location: Social-Hire Podcast

Are you applying for jobs at the moment? If so, devour this great candidate advice from Karen Silins, who recently shared ideas to help candidates accelerate their job search.  We discussed:
– What are some of the common myths you hear when it comes to writing a resume / CV?
– What should jobseekers know about the Applicant Tracking Systems to help them create a better resume / CV?
– How can jobseekers ensure they “tell their story” to a Recruiter or Hiring Manager?
– How can you effectively check your resume / CV for mistakes (and will a mistake cost you an interview? 

Networking You, Inc.: An Ongoing Career and Business Strategy

Date: October 15, 2020
Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs (Career and Finance)

Learn to create a systematic networking strategy for increased job search, career management, or business success from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. The following topics will be covered: Establishing Networking Objectives, Cultivating People Skills, Building Rapport, How to Dress in Various Networking Situations, How to Make a Contact Online or In-Person, Dealing with Network Minions (online and in-person), Being Effective in an Online World, Where to Network, Making Your Own Business Cards, Benefits of Social Networking and Profiles, and Tracking Networking Contacts.

Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters

Date: September 21, 2020
Location: Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), Illustrations Class - Online Program

Learn tips and techniques for writing successful resumes and cover letters from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. Topics covered include: Defining Your Employment Target and Why Targeted Resumes are a Must, Applicant Tracking Systems, Resume Keywords, Format and Structure, Utilizing Graphics in a Resume, How to Craft Standout Bullet Points, Using Periphery Career Information to your Advantage, PDF vs. Microsoft Word, Common Errors and Proofreading, Why Cover Letters are Important, and Honesty Is Everything.

Career Design! Career Management Strategies

Date: September 17, 2020
Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs

How do you manage your career effectively in these uncertain times? How do you deal with factors including, the economy, COVID, level of education completed, lack of experience, age, career transition, involuntary change of job responsibilities, layoff or dismissal? Learn strategies from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. The following topics will be covered: Keeping Yourself Prepared Regardless of Situation, The Role of Continuing Education and College Degrees, Keeping Skills Current, Crafting a Personal Brand/Marketing Message, Maintaining an Updated Career Portfolio, Importance of Values, Image in Everything, Utilizing O*Net Occupational Database and Other Helpful Websites, Informational Interviewing, Volunteer and Professional Organizations and Their Impact, The Importance of Multiple Career Paths, Entrepreneurship, and Conquering Procrastination.