Thursday, March 28, 2013

Networking and Career Conversations: What Do I Say? - Tammy Gooler Loeb

In her workshop, Career Coach, Tammy Gooler Loeb covered networking and what to say during career conversations.
She highlighted 4 keys to successful networking:
State of mind
-Stay open and curious, deal with your committee (negative, discouraging thoughts), ask for help and express gratitude.
-Identify your personality type (introvert or extrovert).
- Recognize the power of one and reflect on your defining moments.
- Tap into your resources (personal/professional connections, groups/associations and social network)
What to say?
-Prepare an elevator speech that is crisp and concise to start the conversation.
-Decide on a specific, succinct branding statement that holds your listener’s attention, quickly differentiates you and encourages extended conversation/interest in you and your story
Follow up and follow through
-Gestures of gratitude help build memorability and solid connections.
-Create a diverse network in which reciprocity thrives.
-Develop your reputation and credibility.
Tammy stressed “People cannot help you unless you help them to help you.”
She concluded the workshop with a quote –
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W Buechner

Monday, March 25, 2013

WIN workshop on March 27, 6.30-8pm

Networking and Career Conversations – What do I Say?
Tammy Gooler Loeb (Career Coach and Consultant)
·        Effective ways to access your networks
·        Information needed for success in career pursuits
·        Preparation strategies 
Please register online using the link below:

Online registration for Tammy Gooler Loeb workshop

Monday, March 18, 2013

Upton Cable TV's Resource for Job Seekers

Jan Lewis tapes and films a program for Upton Cable TV, called "Be My Guest." She gives job seekers an opportunity to talk about themselves and explain what they're looking for, and this may lead to their connecting with the right employer. Jan is going to be present at our upcoming meeting on Wed, March 27th and will share more information about her TV program. She mentioned that every guest receives a complimentary DVD copy of the show that they appear on, and may use that to promote themselves elsewhere.  You can check out further details at this link:

Thanks, Jan for finding us and for offering to help our group members. Looking forward to seeing Jan.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Group Interview by Cynthia Wright

Cynthia Wright (Senior Recruitment Consultant) gave some helpful hints about group interviews.
She mentioned that companies use group interviews in order to save time and to assess how candidates handle themselves in a group. She highlighted the following points for successful navigation through a group interview :
  • Talk about how your strengths match the job
  • Use LinkedIn or other networking sites to find out more about the interviewers
  • Read the different personality types in the interview
  • Be assertive
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Stay cool
  • Ask job related and company focused questions
After the interview, email thank you notes to each of the interviewers.

Contact details for Cynthia Wright :

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Reminder : Free WIN Workshop on Wed, Mar.13, 6.30-8pm

Group Interview
Cynthia Wright (Senior Recruitment Consultant)

  • What is a Group Interview?
  • Why do companies sometimes use group interviews rather than one-on-one interviews?
  • How can candidates succeed in a group interview?

Please register online by following this link:

Friday, March 8, 2013

East Coast Dice Virtual Career Fair - March 20, 2013, 10am-3pm EST

Top Companies With Technology and Engineering Job Openings Are Hiring!

Register Online Here:

Meet recruiters and hiring managers from these companies:
•   Aerospace Corporation
•   CARFAX, Inc
•   CTS International
•   D & H Distributing•   DC Water and Sewer Authority
•   Pearson Technology
•   U.S. Department of State
•   US Patent and Trademark Office
More companies are expected to be added.

Why participate in this career fair?
By participating in this virtual career fair, you will be able to chat with dozens of recruiters and hiring managers as well as apply for hundreds of engineering and technology openings in the Eastern United States. You will be able to do this without leaving the comfort and privacy of your own computer, in a real-time, virtual, 3-D online environment.

Job seeker admittance is limited. Please make sure to register today.

Dice Inc. - 12150 Meredith Drive, Urbandale, IA 50323