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: Thursday, September 20, 4:00 to 5:00

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Phone: 925-330-4959

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 so that everybody has a positive experience.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • 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 and develop long term productive business relationships

You can 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 a telephone.

Pre-registration and pre- payment using Paypal are required. Contact Terry to reserve your space in the auditorium

Dates: Tuesday, September 25, 4:00 to 5:00

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

More than Just a Job: Finding Work You Love

  • Are you at a work/life crossroad, longing for work that is meaningful; where your job is more than just a paycheck?
  • Would you like to gain more clarity about career options and how to leverage your skills, interests and experiences towards more fulfilling life and work?
  • The More than Just a Job workshop is for individuals wanting to engage in a process of career exploration and discovery. In a small group, we will engage in self-assessment, reflection, and discussion that will help better identify where you are, where you have been, and where you may want to be.

    We will offer a in a range of assessments that will help weave together the elements of life experience, needs, wants and possibilities inspire the creation of a career vision.  You will take the following assessments in advance of the workshop.

    • An Interest Inventory
    • PVA – personal values inventory

     

  • At the workshop, you will do assessment of your transferable and preferred skills, as well as reflection and planning activities.

    Whether you want to re-envision your current career path, transition to a new career or role, go back to school or new training, create your own work or discover something totally new, this workshop will help you identify your options and organize you next steps towards work that is “more than just a job.”

    Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018; 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Cost: $175 includes all assessments and resource materials.  Upon registration, participants will be set up to take assessments online in advance of the workshop. 

    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

     

A Career That Fits: Matching You With What You Do

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.

Session Options:

Session 1: Sunday, September 30, 2018 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Or

Session 2: Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: $165 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, October 13, 2018; 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost: $180, 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

 

Time for a Change! Transfer your skills & values for a more satisfying career

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.

This 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, October 14, 2018, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Cost: $150, 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

 

A Career That Fits: Matching You With What You Do- 1 meeting

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, October 27, 2018 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: $165 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

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.

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 so that everybody has a positive experience.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • 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 and develop long term productive business relationships

You can 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 a telephone.

Pre-registration and pre- payment using Paypal are required. Contact Terry to reserve your space in the auditorium

Dates: Tuesday, September 25, 4:00 to 5:00

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.

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 so that everybody has a positive experience.

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • 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 and develop long term productive business relationships

You can 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 a telephone.

Pre-registration and pre- payment using Paypal are required. Contact Terry to reserve your space in the auditorium

Dates: Tuesday, September 25, 4:00 to 5:00

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com