Sunday, December 29, 2013

Self-employment & Business Ownership - January 8, 6:30-8pm

Suzanne Gray (Business Coach at "The Entrepreneur's Source") will walk us through the joys and realities of self-employment. What should potential entrepreneurs consider before they start their own business? Suzanne Gray will lead us through an exploration of self employment as a viable career path. 

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Revving Up Your Job Search for 2014 - Susan P Joyce

Susan P. Joyce (President of NETability Inc., Publisher/Editor of &, presented a very useful, informative workshop on 'How To Rev Up Your Job Search For Success In The New Year.'

She quoted Dick Bolles' statement - "Google is the new resume." The job search truth of the 21st century is - "What happens in Vegas, stays in Google, Bing etc." Employers are overwhelmed with resumes for most postings. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are used for resume storage, screening and retrieval. And, candidate qualifications are verified via the internet - on social media (primarily LinkedIn). The main challenge for the job seeker is how to stand out from the crowd. In order to do that, one has to be appropriately and positively visible:
• Find-able in the ATS system.
• Find-able in Google and Bing.
• Attract the right employers and jobs to you with your personal SEO (search engine optimization).
• Create/protect a professional persona (social proof of who you are and what you did)

The 3 key elements for your online reputation:
1. Your 'screen name'- Job search and career name that uniquely identifies you.
2. Personal Social Proof - Online results confirm resume content.
3. Personal SEO - Positive content is found on the right searches for you.

In job search today, recruiters/employers assume that your internet visibility - your public profiles, activities, and connections - reflect who you truly are.

Customizing your resume, being fully prepared for an interview and having a complete LinkedIn profile are important factors for job seekers. Susan stressed that social proof is not optional. For creating social proof, LinkedIn is the most valuable resource. Other useful resources that she mentioned are: for excellent resume advice, and and for analyzing the keywords used for your target jobs and LinkedIn profile. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How To Rev Up Your Resume For The New Year - December 11, 6:30-8pm

The presenter, Susan P. Joyce is a two-time layoff “graduate” who founded her own company in 1995 after her last layoff (Digital Equipment Corporation).  Currently, she is a publisher of two of the 100 websites included in the 2013-2014 Forbes 100 Best Websites for Your Career, and has been studying, writing, teaching, and speaking about the topic of smart online job search since 1995.  She is also a veteran (United States Marine Corps), and, in her spare time, a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 
The combination of easy online resume submission, massive social media usage, and the dominance of search engines have created a new and different dynamic in the job market today.  What worked in 1995, 2005, or even 2010 won’t be successful today unless you prepare to leverage these technologies.  In this session, we’ll talk about how the recruiting process works now, and what you need to do to stand out in the very big crowd of competitors you have.
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