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: Saturday, July 21, 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

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.

Attend this webinar from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is a computer access to the internet and a telephone.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Terry for more details.

Date: Thursday, July 26, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Phone: 925-330-4959

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: Saturday, August 4, 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, personalized O*Net tutorial and all resources.

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

Email: sjallen@lifepluswork.org

Phone: (415) 728-8502 

 

 

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.

Distinguish Yourself in the Interview

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.

Significantly increase your odds for conducting a successful interview by knowing how to best prepare!

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

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 12:30 to 1:30pm

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

LinkedIn: Build a Profile, Networking and Communication

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 are required.

Date: Monday, July 30, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com

Building Resumes with Impact!

Resumes have changed and you need to learn the most up to date resume techniques to make a strong impression on a potential employer. We’ll teach you how to create a dynamic summary of your experiences, incorporate personal branding, use PAR (Problem-Action-Results) stories and incorporate metrics to  highlight your skills and expertise.

Also, don’t let your resume fall into that black hole! Learn how technology has changed the way resumes are read and screened, and what you must do to ensure that your resume rises to the top of the electronic pile.

We’ll give you a “behind the scenes” look at search technology so that you can see how recruiters and hiring managers search for resumes to match their job openings.

We will also discuss:

  • How to use keywords to bring your resume to the top of the electronic pile
  • Why it’s important to customize your resume for a specific job opportunity and how to do it
Attend from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is a computer, access to the internet and a telephone.
Date:  Tuesday, July 31, 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Cost: $70.00

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.

LinkedIn: Build a Profile, Networking and Communication

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 are required.

Date: Monday, July 30, 12:30 to 1:30

Cost: $70.00

Facilitator: Terry Karp, MA

Phone: 925-330-4959

Email: tfkarp@gmail.com