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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Past Events

Interviewing Savvy

Date: September 14, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM (to be rescheduled)

Location: Johnson County Library-Leawood Pioneer 4700 Town Center Drive, Overland Park, KS 66211

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.

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

Date: July 30, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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.

Career Design! Career Management Strategies

Date: July 16, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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.

Career Exploration and Transition: Discovering Your Ideal Career

Date: June 25, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs

Are you unsure of a career path? Do you want to change careers? Do you feel stuck in your current job? Learn about career exploration and transition from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. Topics covered include: Career Assessments, Career Passion/Enthusiasm, Identifying Strengths, Transferable Skills, Challenges-Actions-Results, Helpful Websites, O*Net Occupational Database, Informational Interviewing, Utilizing Contacts, Professional Development, Vocational Training, College/University Degrees, and Research and Organization.

Career Design! Career Management Strategies

Date: June 23, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM (will be rescheduled for future date)

Location: Johnson County Library-Cedar Roe Branch, 5120 Cedar St., Roeland Park, KS 66205

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.

The Internet Job Search

Date: June 18, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs

Learn successful techniques to manage all aspects of your Internet job search campaign from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. The following topics will be covered: LinkedIn and optimizing it’s usage in your networking, The new Social Networking and specific strategies for your job search, job searching online (including online classifieds), keywords and their usage, the reason you need an electronic resume, and doing company research and what you need to know. Attendees will need an ability to navigate Internet sites effectively and have an understanding of Microsoft Word.

Personal Branding: What is It and Why Do I Need One?

Date: June 11, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs

Learn why a Personal Brand is important and strategies for developing yours from a multi-certified resume writer and career coach. From passion and purpose, abilities, strengths and achievements, values and goals, target audience, and how you want to be perceived, discover how a personal brand raises your credibility, increases your visibility, influences others in a positive way, and establishes value. You will learn why a personal brand is an integral part of any job search, career management plan, new company or established company strategy. Book and additional resource recommendations are provided.

Blueprint for Success: The Career Portfolio

Date: May 28, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs

Learn career portfolio design, and the advantages of using your new portfolio in a job search, ongoing networking, and overall career management, from a multi-certified, award-winning resume writer, career, business and personal branding coach. Topics covered include: Why You Should Use a Portfolio, How to Use a Portfolio, Portfolio Elements, Putting It All Together, Using Work Samples, Multi-faceted Applications for a Portfolio, Why Everyone can have a Portfolio.

Interviewing Savvy

Date: May 21, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs

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.

The Self-Directed Job Search – Effective Job Search Strategies

Date: May 14, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Johnson County Library-Online Programs

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).