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- 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 Options:

Session 1: Saturday, February 25, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

or

Session 2: Saturday, March 25, 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

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 everybody feels good about it.

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

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Pre-registration and pre- payment are required.

Date: Monday, February 27th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $65.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

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 help you find 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 personalized 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.

Advance registration is required. Group size is limited.

Date options: 

Session 1: Saturday, March 4, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

or

Session 2:, Saturday, April 8, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $175, includes MBTI assessment administration and personalized type reports: MBTI Interpretative Report, MBTI Career Preference Report, Strong Interest Indicator Report, personalized O*Net tutorial and all resources.

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

Email: sjallen@lifepluswork.org

Phone: (415) 728-8502 

 

 

Time for a Change! Charting a Course Towards 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 Options: 

Sunday, March 12, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 29, 1:00 to 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

 

Re-Imagine Your Career

  • Are you at a work/life crossroad?
  • Thinking about a career change or re-entry;
  • Wanting work that is meaningful, and where your job is more than just a paycheck?

 

The Re-Imagine Your Career workshop is for professionals who want to engage in a process of career assessment to explore and define what might be possible for the next chapter of life and work. We will engage in career self-assessment and facilitated discussion to identify key life-work influences, experience, skills, and values.

This workshop will help you define your strengths and priorities to get to what really matters in motivating a successful career whether it is a “next small step” or a “giant leap”.

We will utilize a range career development strategies, and resources to guide your exploration:

  1. Discover and identify what you really want from your career.
  2. Create a career vision by weaving together and leveraging your strengths: personality, skills, interests, values and experiences.
  3. Succeed by taking actions that move you in a positive direction towards your goal.

Participants will be set up, upon registration, to take online interest and value assessments, in advance of the workshop.

DateSaturday, April 1, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuition: $195, 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, April 29, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Cost: $140, 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

 

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 that everybody feels good about it.

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

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Pre-registration and pre- payment are required.

Date: Monday, February 27th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $65.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Interviewing: Answering behavioral and commonly asked questions

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. What interview questions make you nervous? Let us know and we’ll help you with your answer.

We’ll also review the most commonly asked interview questions and, just as importantly, the best questions to ask during the interview. 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. All you need is a computer (email Terry if you have a MAC), access to the internet and a telephone. Information about how to take the assessment prior to the event will be provided upon registration.

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

Date:  Friday, March 3rd, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $65.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Build Your Resume and Understand Resume Screening Software

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: Tuesday, March 14th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Cost: $65.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Phone: 925-330-4959

Building Your LinkedIn Profile and Growing Your Network of Connections

LinkedIn is the most recognized online network for business professional with one new user added every second. Whether you are in career transition or not, building a strong presence on LinkedIn these days in a MUST! In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Build a personal profile that has a significant impact on your credibility and brand.
  • Use keywords to boost Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in the correct places to increase the chances of being found by recruiters and hiring managers.
  • Find contacts and the best ways to connect with them.
  • Search for contacts at specific companies.
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.

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $65.00

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 that everybody feels good about it.

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

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Pre-registration and pre- payment are required.

Date: Monday, February 27th, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $65.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Building Your LinkedIn Profile and Growing Your Network of Connections

LinkedIn is the most recognized online network for business professional with one new user added every second. Whether you are in career transition or not, building a strong presence on LinkedIn these days in a MUST! In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Build a personal profile that has a significant impact on your credibility and brand.
  • Use keywords to boost Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in the correct places to increase the chances of being found by recruiters and hiring managers.
  • Find contacts and the best ways to connect with them.
  • Search for contacts at specific companies.
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.

Feel free to email Terry if you have any questions.

Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $65.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com