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: 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.

Date Options:

Session 1: Saturday, December 16, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

or

Session 2: Saturday, January 20, 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

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: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Cost: $145, 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, January 20, 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

Career Personality: Myers Briggs Type Indicator

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 personality can help you find the best work environment, roles, activities and career path for you.
  3.  Learn how to utilize your assessment to identify possible career paths and to research career options and the labor market through occupational databases.

Upon registration, participants will be set up to take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator online, prior to the workshop.

The “Career Personality” workshop makes an excellent companion to the “Time for a Change!” or “A Career that Fits” workshop.

Date: Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee: $165, includes MBTI assessment administration and personalized type reports: MBTI Interpretative Report, MBTI Career Preference Report 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.

Writing Resumes that Get Results!

Today’s resumes need to be results focused and written with an understanding of how technology works so you can avoid feeling like you are sending your resume into a “black hole.” Knowing how to format your resume and describe your accomplishments is key in telling your story and selling yourself to a potential company. It also is critical to know how Applicant Tracking Systems work so you can maximize the potential for your resume to actually be read by a human being. In this session you will:

  1. Learn how to develop a resume and accomplishment statements that will grab the reader’s attention.
  2. Reflect your brand and reputation for maximum impact and gain the competitive advantage.
  3. Build a compelling resume with metrics that showcase your accomplishments.
  4. See a demo of how Applicant Tracking Systems software is used to screen resumes.
Attend this session to learn how to write a resume that has impact.
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, December 18th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $65.00

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.

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