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Completely redesigned JobSeeker facilities

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We are excited to kick off the Fall season with completely refurnished facilities at Piedmont Conference Center at 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta, GA 30066.  On Monday, October 1 we are hitting the ground running with an all new agenda, featuring the "Achieving Through Believing" series; which is designed to help you overcome the psychological dolldrums that long term job seeking can bring on.  Also there will be excellent networking opportunities - yes over 60 percent of jobs still come through networking, so let's go with the odds.  Also, Phil Stroud, Vice President of People will be joining the group to provide his insights into what it takes to get a job.  There will also be industry experts to provide timely topical information.  Meetings will be 6 to 8 PM every first and third Monday beginning October 1.  Don't miss it, even if you can.


JobSeeker Summer Schedule

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The Piedmont Church Conference Center will be closed all summer for renovations.  This allows the JobSeeker team to take a break.  However we realize that job seekers are still needing support and solutions, so we are asking for any suggestions you may have to maintain a summer series.  Here are a couple of thoughts:

Run a C3G type small group format during the summer.  We would provide meetng space and materials to help job seekers form small groups.  Visit www.c3g.org to better understand this format.

Another option would be to offer a "Let Him Lead" program, which is a very intense 4 week series for a small group of 4 to 6 job seekers.  Check out details at www.lethimlead.com  This would be offered at a moderate cost of probably $40  It would also involve having a personal coach.

Offer other ideas.  If we get enough support to continue, we will consider options; however if response is soft, we will take that as a sign that we could all benefit from a summer off.  Please send me an e-mail with your thoughts stroud_r@bellsouth.net

Please plan to attend our sister JobSeeker group meeting 7:30 AM on Fridays.  The address is 7000 Central Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328 and meeting in the 3rd floor conference room of the building. After you park in the parking garage, enter the office building and take the elevator to the 3rd floor conference room. Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards for networking and feel free to forward along this email to those that you feel can benefit. Coffee and donuts are provided and the meeting is free. 


Get Fired Up!!!

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If you are down on your job search and you need new energy, then you must see Christopher Coleman. We guarantee that you will feel like you can walk through a brick wall and that nothing is impossible after hearing this young man.

What: JobSeekers Event featuring Christopher Coleman

On that same evening you will get a double benefit by discovering how to tap into the government jobs market from Leigh Moore.   Ms Moore is a Certified Federal Job Search trainer and she was featured on WGST Radio 640 Atlanta in March, 2003 and July, 2004 and in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in June, 2003 and January 2011, regarding the federal job search process. 

When: Monday evening, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Piedmont Church Conference Center, 570 Piedmont Road.

Why: Because you deserve the best 

 


Chick Fil A Leadercast limited free tickets

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We have a very limited number of free tickets to the Chick Fil A Leadercast at Piedmont, 8 - 4 PM, Friday May 4.  These tickets are a $50.00 value and I can provide to the first 5 responses to this blog.  Send an e-mail to stroud_r@bellsouth.net put "free tickets" in the subject line.  This is a great networking opportunity for job seekers, but I need serious inquiries only. 

 

Also, plan to attend our next JobSeeker meeting Monday evening, May 7, 2012 at Piedmont Church.  The topic is

Revealing the 5 Self-Restricting Job Search Approaches

Also you will hear the dynamic testimony of author of "The Shattered Pearl"  - Sara Armstrong.


How to Overcome 5 Self Resticting Job Approaches

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How to Overcome 5 Self Resticting Job Approaches

When it comes to your approach in searching for a job, you want to restrict yourself as little as possible. However, most people end up (unknowingly) restricting themselves and put themselves into an ever tightening loop of activity that chokes the life out of their search. This is why so many people have given up in their job search and resigned themselves to the “reality that there are just no jobs out there”!

Nothing could be further from the truth – there are jobs out there, and people who are able to keep themselves from restricting their search, find them. It’s a matter of becoming aware of what these self-restricting approaches are and avoiding them. Unfortunately much of what the “common wisdom” is about how to approach a job search has self-restricting elements built right into it.

Come and learn what the 5 approaches are that may be restricting you from finding your next career position and get empowered to avoid them!

 

Don't miss this topic presentation by Greg Dillon, Director of Business Development - Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Also, as a double treat, you will hear the testimony of Sara Armstrong, who is the author of "Shattered Pearl", but who is also a recent job seeker.  She will inspire all seekers with her story.

 

What: JobSeekers of Cobb County

When: Monday, May 7th, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Piedmont Church Conference Center, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA

Website: www.jobseekers.org

 

E-Mail: stroud_r@bellsouth.net 


Networking, Make it Fun and Make it Personal

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Networking – Make it Fun & Make it Personal

 

Statistics tell us repeatedly that 80% of people find their jobs through other people – whether they are looking for a job or not.

BUT, so many people are turned off and uncomfortable with the entire concept of networking. 

What is networking?  Networking is nothing more than meeting new people – hearing their story, telling your story, sharing of ideas or information or contacts, and the best part is that perhaps it can lead to a new friendship. 

Come have some fun meeting other people at our next meeting and learn techniques where you can easily and more effectively build a larger network of good contacts.

Jeanette Matern is a Career Coach at BrightPath Career Coaching and she also provides consulting services to Right Management, the leading Career Management and Talent Management HR Consulting Company.  Jeanette will share ideas on how to meet new people COMFORTABLY; where to go to meet others; how to have fun “working a room” at a networking event, and how to easily start conversations with people you don’t know. 

Plus - here from the CEO of Thompson Enterprises, David Thompson, as he tells his amazing story!

When:  Monday, April 16, 5:30 PM

Where:  Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta GA - Conference Center at back of lot

Website:  www.jobseekers.org

 

 


Networking, Make it Personal and Fun

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Jeanette Matern, Career Coach and HR Leader - specializing in leveraging individual talents for career growth and organizational effectiveness, will make a dynamic presentation called  “Networking – Make it Personal and Fun”.   Over 60% of jobs still come from good old fashioned networking and Ms. Matern will provide hints and tips guaranteed to get results.  Bring a fellow seeker and come to learn the true tricks of the trade.

When:  Monday, April 16th, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where:  Piedmont Church Conference Center, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA

Website: www.jobseekers.org

E-Mail:  stroud_r@bellsouth.net


How to Overcome 5 Self Resticting Job Approaches

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When it comes to your approach in searching for a job, you want to restrict yourself as little as possible. However, most people end up (unknowingly) restricting themselves and put themselves into an ever tightening loop of activity that chokes the life out of their search. This is why so many people have given up in their job search and resigned themselves to the “reality that there are just no jobs out there”!

Nothing could be further from the truth – there are jobs out there, and people who are able to keep themselves from restricting their search, find them. It’s a matter of becoming aware of what these self-restricting approaches are and avoiding them. Unfortunately much of what the “common wisdom” is about how to approach a job search has self-restricting elements built right into it.

Come and learn what the 5 approaches are that may be restricting you from finding your next career position and get empowered to avoid them! 

 

Don't miss this topic presentation by Greg Dillon, Director of Business Development - Georgia Institute of Technology. 

 

What:       JobSeekers of Cobb County

When:      Monday, May 7th, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where:     Piedmont Church Conference Center, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA

Website:  www.jobseekers.org

 

E-Mail:     stroud_r@bellsouth.net

 

Congratulations to Wayne Crosse, for landing a position with the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN!  We are proud of you and we will miss you at JobSeekers.

 

 

 

 

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HOW to WOW and ACE your next Interview

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If you only make one job seeker event this year, this is the one you must attend...  Studies show that job seekers who are prepared with the WOW Interview have a 46% success rate of getting a job offer. Compared to the national average of 12%!  You have to love those odds, so make sure you don't miss one of Atlanta's premier experts, Jay Litton explain the art of interviewing at 5:30 PM, Monday, April 2, 2012 at Piedmont Church, 527 Piedmont Road, Marietta.   Please pass this on to other job seeker networks.     You

Get more details at our website www.jobseekers.org


The WOW INTERVIEW with Jay Litton

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Which of the following two responses would you like to hear from the hiring manager at your next face-to-face interview?
“As you know, we are interviewing other candidates so we’ll have to get back to you.” or "WOW that was impressive!"

According to national outplacement and staffing company surveys you are competing against seven other candidates when you are in front of the Hiring Manager. This only gives you a 12% chance of success. What system do you have in place to differentiate yourself?

Our studies show that job seekers who are prepared with the WOW Interview have a 46% success rate* of getting a job offer. Compared to the national average of 12%! This is a substantial difference.

Helping you become the top candidate at your next interview is our goal.

Come see Jay Litton present this powerful formula for successful interviewing.

Where: Piedmont Church, 527 Piedmont Road, Marietta, Ga

When: Monday, April 2 - 5:30 PM Sharp

Website: www.jobseekers.org


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