Mar

15 2018

TAMPABAY-JOB-LINKS: Is Your Network Working for You?

9:30AM - 12:30PM  

TampaBay-Job-Links 4100 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 206
Tampa,

Contact Nikki Trent
nikki@tbjl.org

Experts report that 70% to 85% of jobs are filled through networking contacts and activities. Networking is defined as the cultivation of productive relationships – whether seeking employment, making business connections, or for personal use. Yet, for all its benefits, there are many job seekers who are not comfortable – or who may even avoid – using networking as a job-search tool. This workshop introduces the concept of purpose-driven networking, a way to focus in on your networking goals and to obtain the information and connections you need.

Facilitated by Robyn Winters, TBJL Career Strategist

Workshop Goals:
•Develop tools and techniques for effective networking
•Present yourself to others with confidence and competence
•Identify and prioritize your networking contacts
•Acquire tools and strategies to expand your network
•Develop a networking conversation

 What We Will Cover:
•The major types of networks
•Identifying key people who are in your network
•Prioritizing your contact list
•Ways to expand your network
•How to network with the 4 different PeopleMap™ personality types
•Developing a sample networking conversation
•Using targeted email to enhance your networking activities

Materials Needed:
Bring business or networking cards (if you have them) and prepare your 30-second commercial.

Workshop Length:
3 hours.  Participants should 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 Full Program Participants and $15 for guests.

Dress:
Business casual

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

Registration Required:
Seating is limited. Please email rsvp@tbjl.org, or call (813) 344-0200.