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, March 2, 2019; 11:00 am to 2:00 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

Define Your Career Path- Find Viable Options!

Do you want to discover a career path that is more 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:

  • Learn how to define what you what to do so you can define your ideal career option
  • 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 create a career plan and 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. Pre-registration and pre-payment using Paypal or Venmo is required. Contact Terry for more details.

Date: Monday, March 4th, 12:30 to 1:30pm

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Phone: 925-330-4959

Effective Networking Strategies

Networking is still the best strategy to use for your job search whether it’s at events/meetups, using social media or having coffee or individual meetings with professionals in your field. 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.

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

Dates: Monday, March 18th, 9:00 to 10:00

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

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

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

Date: Thursday, February 28th, 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 brand 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 from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is a computer, access to the internet and a telephone.

Contact Terry to register. Prepayment using Paypal or Venmo is required to hold your space in the auditorium
Date:  Monday, March 11th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Phone: 925-330-4959

Ace the Interview!

Reduce your stress when interviewing by feeling confident and prepared with great answers to commonly asked questions. Know how to develop great answers to behavioral questions that begin with “Tell me about a time” or “Give me an example of a time when.”

What interview questions make you nervous? Let us know and we’ll help you with preparing your answer. We will also cover the best strategy to use when asked about your salary requirements.

The interviewer is evaluating your communication skills, delivery, confidence and poise. Make sure you succeed on every level! Significantly increase your odds for conducting a successful interview by knowing how to best prepare!

Attend this webinar from the comfort of your home or office.

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

Date:  Tuesday, March 12th, 4:30 to 4:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Effective Networking Strategies

Networking is still the best strategy to use for your job search whether it’s at events/meetups, using social media or having coffee or individual meetings with professionals in your field. 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.

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

Dates: Monday, March 18th, 9:00 to 10:00

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.

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

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

Date: Thursday, February 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 still the best strategy to use for your job search whether it’s at events/meetups, using social media or having coffee or individual meetings with professionals in your field. 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.

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

Dates: Monday, March 18th, 9:00 to 10:00

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com