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.

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: Saturday, November 30, 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

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: Sunday, December 1 2019; 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $165, includes skills and values assessments and all resource materials

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

Phone: 415) 728-8502

Email: sjallen@lifepluswork.org

 

The Holiday Season is Best for Networking! Learn how

You might by saying…..

“Nothing happens over the holidays”

“I think I’ll wait till January”

Contrary to popular belief, the holidays are a great time for your job search.  During this special webinar, we’ll discuss how to leverage the holidays effectively for your networking.

Additionally, 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: Monday, December 9th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

New Year, New Career Beginning

This full day workshop offers assessment and activities to guide you to:

  1. Identify what you really want from your career and how to create meaning at work
  2. Assess your preferred skills and experience to create a unique value proposition
  3. Clarify and integrate your personal and professional needs, wants and dreams
  4. Create a strategy and action plan that will chart a positive path towards your goal, including job search, resume and interview strategies.

Whether you are transitioning to a new career, re-entering the workplace, considering a life-work change or transformation, you will discover how to build on your strengths to craft a vision and plan that will help you find and seize the opportunities, understand the resistance, manage the fear, and jump the hurdles with skill, grace and humor.

Date: Sunday, January 18 , 2020; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $180, 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

 

 

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, January 25, 2020; 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost: $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

If you are a job seeker in today’s market, building a strong presence on LinkedIn is a MUST!

We’ll show you how to build a profile that engages the reader, has a significant impact on your credibility and brand, and – at the same time – increases your chances of being found by recruiters and hiring managers.

Create an All Star profile by using available profile fields to your best advantage , ensuring you are the one most likely to receive opportunities.

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
• 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.  All you need to attend is a computer, access to the internet and audio.

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

Date: Monday, November 25th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Prepare for the Interview

Gain an advantage over other qualified candidates by learning what questions will be asked and preparing dynamic, memorable responses.

Remember, every single interview question is really just part of the bigger, essential question, “Why should I hire you?” You need to be able to describe your achievements as well as your role in making them happen.

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.

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

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd, 4:30 to 5:30
Cost: $70.00
Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

The Holiday Season is Best for Networking! Learn how

You might by saying…..

“Nothing happens over the holidays”

“I think I’ll wait till January”

Contrary to popular belief, the holidays are a great time for your job search.  During this special webinar, we’ll discuss how to leverage the holidays effectively for your networking.

Additionally, 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: Monday, December 9th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

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

If you are a job seeker in today’s market, building a strong presence on LinkedIn is a MUST!

We’ll show you how to build a profile that engages the reader, has a significant impact on your credibility and brand, and – at the same time – increases your chances of being found by recruiters and hiring managers.

Create an All Star profile by using available profile fields to your best advantage , ensuring you are the one most likely to receive opportunities.

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
• 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.  All you need to attend is a computer, access to the internet and audio.

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

Date: Monday, November 25th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

The Holiday Season is Best for Networking! Learn how

You might by saying…..

“Nothing happens over the holidays”

“I think I’ll wait till January”

Contrary to popular belief, the holidays are a great time for your job search.  During this special webinar, we’ll discuss how to leverage the holidays effectively for your networking.

Additionally, 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: Monday, December 9th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com