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.

Exploring Career Options

Do you want to explore your career ideas to learn whether or not they may be fulfilling and meaningful but don’t know how to begin? Would you like to be able to generate new career options to explore? In this webinar you will:

  • discover how you can access online assessments to help you uncover what types of careers might best suit you
  • 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.

This is a  webinar that you can attend from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is a computer,  access to the internet and a telephone. Pre-registration using Paypal is required. Contact Terry for more details.

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd, 4:00 to 5:00

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Phone: 925-330-4959

A Career That Fits: Finding Work You Love

Work that fits your interests and skills can make all the difference to career satisfaction and success.  This workshop offers an opportunity to assess both your interests and skills to help inform and direct your career exploration and planning. You will:

1. Discover how your natural interests can uncover information about your best fit career path options assessed by the Strong Interest Inventory – giving you information about your “Career Personality” to the kinds of work you like to do, your work values, and the type of environments in which you thrive.

2. Assess your transferable skills, and create a preferred skill set; learn how to utilize this information to plan your next steps in building a career path that matches what you do with what you both do best and enjoy most.

3. Learn how to utilize your assessment results to self-market in your career development and job search, including how these can inform the development of a unique value proposition, and a more focused resume.

Participants will receive a personalized tutorial utilizing the results of their assessments, that will describe how to maximize use of the extensive O*Net database in their career planning, including exploring information on careers, accessing current labor market trends, salary information, and career exploration resources.

Skills assessment activities will be done during the workshop; the Strong Interest Assessments will be taken in advance of the workshop and includes an extensive personalized report. Upon registration, participants will be set up to complete the Strong Interest Inventory, online, prior to the workshop date.

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tuition: $175, 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 a major part of achieving any career or business goal. This session gives insights and practical tips about what networking is and how to tap into the power of networking in a way that leads to meaningful relationships.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • What networking is and what it isn’t
  • 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

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

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Pre-registration and pre- payment are required.

Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Self Assessment for Career Direction

Self assessment is important, especially at the beginning of a career search, because it allows you to rediscover who you are and determine what assets you can share with a prospective employer. Reflection on your values, interests, skills, and experience will help you to focus on the career direction that best suits your current situation. By having a clear understanding of yourself, you will increase your personal power to conduct a positive, productive job search.

Join us, so that you’ll be able to:

*Locate  personal assessment tools that will help you identify interests, skills, or values for career planning focus

*Explore and prioritize what would really work for you regarding finances, lifestyle and job location

*Evaluate job offers to meet personal criteria so that you can compare “apples with apples”

*Talk about your ideas and preferences with others who can help you

This is a  webinar that you can attend from the comfort of your home or office.

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

 

Cost: $70

Facilitator: Terry Karp,

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Phone: 925-330-4959

Time for a Change! Create Your Career Narrative

The Time for a Change workshop offers an opportunity to:

1. Assess your transferable skills and identify your preferred skill set to research career paths and roles that are suited to what you do best and most enjoy.

2.  Explore and assess your personal and professional values and how they influence your career satisfaction and fulfillment.

3. Learn about the career planning process and to begin the creation of career exploration strategy.

4. Discover how you can use your skills and experiences to create a professional narrative for your job search; when writing your resume and answering interview questions.

The Time for a Change! Workshop makes an excellent companion to the What Career is Right for Me? Workshop. These workshops can be taken in any order and together allow you to assess the four cornerstones of career assessment: Personality, Skills, Values, and Interests. 

Group size is limited and groups fill up quickly – advance registration required

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019; 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $165, includes skills and values assessments and all resource materialsFacilitator: Susan Jewkes Allen M.S.W., GCDF

Phone: 415) 728-8502

Email: sjallen@lifepluswork.org

 

What Career is Right for Me? Myers Briggs & Strong Interest Inventory- 1 meeting

This workshop will help you better understand how your personality and interests can direct you to a career path this is right for you. During the session you will:

  1.  Discover your Myers Briggs Personality Type and identify the strengths of your personality.
  2.  Learn how your interests, through the Strong Interest Inventory, can help you find the best work environment, roles, activities and career path for you.
  3.  Learn how to utilize your assessments to identify possible career paths and to research career options and the labor market through occupational databases.

Participants will receive a tutorial utilizing the results of their assessments to maximize use of the extensive O*Net database in their career planning.  Upon registration, participants will be set up to take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Indicator online, prior to the workshop.

The “What Career is Right for Me?” workshop makes an excellent companion to the “Time for a Change!” workshop. These 2 workshops can be taken in any order and together allow you to assess the four cornerstones of career assessment: Personality, Skills, Values, and Interests.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019; 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tuition: $190, includes MBTI assessment administration and personalized type reports: MBTI Interpretative Report, MBTI Career Preference Report, Strong Interest Indicator Report, O*Net tutorial and extensive resources – contact facilitator for samples of the reports you will receive at the workshop.

Advance registration is required. Group size is limited. Register by contacting facilitator.

Facilitator: Susan Jewkes Allen M.S.W., 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

LinkedIn is one of the most important social networks for business professionals. Whether you are in career transition or not, building a strong presence on LinkedIn these days in a MUST! 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 and secrets of communicating directly without having to pay for InMail.
• 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.

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

 

Date: Thursday, March 28th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Distinguish Yourself in the Interview

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.

Significantly increase your odds for conducting a successful interview by knowing how to best prepare!

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

Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 11:00 to 12:00

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Effective Networking Strategies

Networking is a major part of achieving any career or business goal. This session gives insights and practical tips about what networking is and how to tap into the power of networking in a way that leads to meaningful relationships.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • What networking is and what it isn’t
  • 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

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

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Pre-registration and pre- payment are required.

Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Writing Resumes with Impact!

Most people know that maintaining a current resume is important, yet don’t take the time to do it until they need one. Knowing how to describe your accomplishments is key in telling your story and conveying all you have done on the job. You also will need to know how to come to the top of the “electronic pile” when submitting resumes to companies that use software as part of their hiring process. In this session you will:

  1. Learn how to develop a resume that will grab the reader’s attention.
  2. Reflect your experience and reputation for maximum impact and gain the competitive advantage.
  3. Build a compelling resume with metrics that showcase your accomplishments.
  4. See an actual demonstration of an Applicant Tracking System.
Attend this session to learn how to write a resume that has impact.  The skills you learn will apply to upcoming transitions as well as to the ongoing management of your career.
 This is a  webinar that you can attend from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is a computer, access to the internet and a telephone.

 

Date: Monday, April 29th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Phone: 925-330-4959

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

LinkedIn is one of the most important social networks for business professionals. Whether you are in career transition or not, building a strong presence on LinkedIn these days in a MUST! 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 and secrets of communicating directly without having to pay for InMail.
• 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.

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

 

Date: Thursday, March 28th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Effective Networking Strategies

Networking is a major part of achieving any career or business goal. This session gives insights and practical tips about what networking is and how to tap into the power of networking in a way that leads to meaningful relationships.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • What networking is and what it isn’t
  • 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

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

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Pre-registration and pre- payment are required.

Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com