Apr

16 2018

TAMPABAY-JOB-LINKS: HOW TO WORK THE ROOM AT NETWORKING EVENT OR CAREER FAIR

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

TampaBay Job Links
contact: Nikki Trent 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 206
Tampa, FL 33609
813-344-0200 x307 nikki@TBJL.org
http://www.TBJL.org

Contact Nikki Trent
nikki@tbjl.org

Networking is one of the most important job-search tools! To derive the most benefit from a professional networking event or career fair you will need to do some preparation before you go. Learn how to develop an overall strategy before attending events and the essential steps that will maximize your experience.

WHAT IS LINKS:  LINKS is an acronym for Leads, Information, Networking, Know-how, and Strategies. It is an educational and motivational program designed to help candidates prepare for the week ahead and to share conversation, contacts, and job-search information in a relaxed, friendly environment. For the unemployed professional, LINKS is a “place to go” to focus on the job search when others go to work on Monday Mornings. LINKS sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

Supported by the Vinik Family Foundation, Jeff and Penny Vinik, Trustees

Goals:

  • Kick-start the week with renewed energy and focus
  • Learn career transition tips from career strategists and industry experts
  • Practice a 30-second commercial in a relaxed, safe environment
  • Exchange ideas, information, and experiences with participants
  • Create an action plan for the week

What We Will Cover:

  • 30-Second commercials
  • The topic of the week
  • Candidate successes and challenges
  • Individual action plans for the week

Materials Needed:
No materials are needed.

Program Length:
1½ hours.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Who Should Attend:
Unemployed and underemployed individuals looking to work in a professional environment and seeking relevant and practical information or advice regarding the next steps in their job search or career path. This includes individuals in mid-career transition, women re-entering the workforce after a hiatus, military veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce, recent college graduates launching their careers, and mature workers not ready or able to retire.

Cost to Attend:
Free for TBJL Full Program Participants and guests.

Dress:
Business casual.

Out of consideration for other participants, we ask that all candidates refrain from wearing fragrances, perfume, and cologne.

Where:
TampaBay-Job-Links
Jack Roth Center for Career Development
4100 West Kennedy Blvd. Suite 206
Tampa, FL 33609

Reservations Required:
Seating is limited to 18 participants. Please email rsvp@tbjl.org, or call (813) 344-0200 by end of day on Thursday, 4/12/18.