GET TO WORKshop Presentation for job-seekerst Gtw Non Alterable


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This presentation is to be presented to the State of Michigan in July, 2011.

We plan to present these workshops to Michigan Works offices, starting in 2011, on an ongoing basis; if you would like ot know more, contact Curt directly, or visit

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GET TO WORKshop Presentation for job-seekerst Gtw Non Alterable

  1. 1. GET TO WORKshops<br />Helping people to maximize the <br />effectiveness of their job-searches…<br />…with support, empathy, respect, <br />and professionalism<br />248.238.7214<br /><br />
  2. 2. What’s the Climate Now ??<br /> Job-search challenges – 2011 Page 1 <br /><ul><li>Finding unemployment levels escalating and timeframes for finding new work expanding
  3. 3. Reacting to lack of responsiveness by hiring managers
  4. 4. Learning new networking and job-searching techniques
  5. 5. Targeting companies for employment
  6. 6. Handling financial challenges</li></ul>248.238.7214<br /><br />
  7. 7. What’s the Climate Now ??<br /> Job-search challenges – 2011 Page 2<br /><ul><li>Managing social challenges
  8. 8. Dealing with increased competition
  9. 9. Maximizing effectiveness of the search
  10. 10. Obtaining education to meet job-requirements
  11. 11. Avoiding job-scams and time-wasting processes</li></ul>248.238.7214<br /><br />
  12. 12. Human TransitionsWho are we?<br />Curt MacRae -- has 30 years of business experience, the last 25 in Michigan, managing teams in sales/marketing, customer support, and administration.  His IBM management training prepared him to run his own business for 15 years, where he continued to screen, interview, hire, fire, and manage departments and people.  <br />He has conducted his own job-searches in 1990 and in 2008, and empathizes with the challenges involved, while understanding the strategy changes required in today’s economy.  In 2009, he began conducting GET TO WORKshops for people who are unemployed, under-employed, or who are looking to change careers.  <br />Curt has been a speaker at multiple jobs groups and he collaborates with authors who write about job-searching.  He has numerous articles published on job-searching, as well as other topics, and writes his own blog, which has 4,000 -10,000 readers per month.  His broad base of contacts provides access to many job opportunities.<br />Curt graduated from Michigan State University, with a degree in Journalism, and has participated in numerous management development programs with IBM and beyond.<br />248.238.7214<br /><br />
  13. 13. Human TransitionsWho are we?<br />Gehan “G” Nadine Hardy – has more than ten years of extensive front-line experience as a human resource professional managing related processes. G has worked for - and with - small and large companies including Cintas; 7-Eleven; CVS; Sara Lee, and has partnered with hundreds of employees and applicants at multiple organizational levels. <br />G’s areas of interest and specialty are training, recruitment, and employee relations. She has spoken on various topics to college students throughout the U.S. and has personally spent time conducting her own job searches, gaining an empathy for those going through their own “transition.”<br /> <br />G has a passion for personal growth, exhibited by her commitment to fitness, reading and writing (including the rise, fall – and rise! – of her blog, “G’s Good Chi!”). She has a Bachelor’s degree from Oakland University and a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University. <br />248.238.7214<br /><br />
  14. 14. Human TransitionsWho are we?<br />Peter Albrecht -- has more than twenty years experience following his lifelong passion of growing and developing people. His expertise includes managing major corporate initiatives including selection, retention, team building, sales growth and organizational performance. <br /> <br />During his career Pete has provided training and development services for a wide variety of businesses and industries including educational, sales organizations, automotive, medical, manufacturing, transportation and industrial distribution. <br />He has written and delivered multiple training programs nationwide and trained thousands of executives, managers and employees throughout his career. He also is an adjunct instructor at Wayne State University in the business development division.<br /> <br />Pete obtained a degree in Education from Michigan State University, and a Masters in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University.<br />248.238.7214<br /><br />
  15. 15. Human TransitionsWho are we?<br />Phil Tarchala -- has been a private business owner for 17 years, providing financing and business expertise to new and/or expanding businesses. He has trained employees in sales and support.<br />In his current position, Phil designs financing solutions, equipment purchases, building expansion financing, and marketing programs. <br />Phil participates on the zoning board of appeals and planning commission for Antwerp Township, MI, and works with businesses to increase sales and train salespeople. He has sales experience back to 1980. selling tangible and non tangible products and services to a large customer-base, throughout Michigan and Northern Indiana. <br />His customer set includes small businesses, Fortune/500 companies and municipalities. Phil understands what business owners are looking for in employees and in vendor and supplier relationships. He has been a member of Professionals for Success, sponsored by the Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce, since 1996. <br />248.238.7214<br /><br />
  16. 16. Human TransitionsWho are we?<br />Other Resources – Subject-Matter-Experts (SMEs)<br /><ul><li>Government Jobs Expert
  17. 17. Multiple Resume Writers
  18. 18. New Horizons Educational staff
  19. 19. Authors from “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters, 2.0”
  20. 20. Human Resources Professionals
  21. 21. Wardrobe Coach (Dress for Success)
  22. 22. Other “Soft Skills” Contributors</li></ul>248.238.7214<br /><br />
  23. 23. Common Sense in a job-search<br /><ul><li> On emails, always include name, number in signature
  24. 24. Put a PS on your cover letter
  25. 25. Put your Linked-In profile on your resume
  26. 26. Complete your Linked-In profile, fully & accurately
  27. 27. Write thank-yous after every interview to EACH person
  28. 28. Use a professional email address</li></ul>248.238.7214<br /><br />
  29. 29. Common Sense – part II<br /><ul><li>If your resume isn’t up to date, update it NOW…
  30. 30. Join Linked-In groups
  31. 31. Get usable recommendations on Linked-In, elsewhere
  32. 32. Network, everywhere
  33. 33. Make the job “to get a job”
  34. 34. Use common sense in all tasks of a job-search
  35. 35. Learn how to find, apply, interview, negotiate, and get the job</li></ul>248.238.7214<br /><br />
  36. 36.<br />248.238.7214<br /><br />
  37. 37. Vital Topics for GET TO WORKshop<br /><ul><li>Morale & attitude
  38. 38. Ethics & work habits
  39. 39. Economy & economics of the job search
  40. 40. Networking & team-building
  41. 41. 2011 search techniques vs. old searches
  42. 42. Industry trends
  43. 43. Targeting companies to work for
  44. 44. Tricks of the search</li></ul>248.238.7214<br /><br />
  45. 45. Vital Topics for GET TO WORKshop cont’d<br /><ul><li> Assistance available
  46. 46. Working sessions on
  47. 47. Elevator speeches
  48. 48. Networking techniques
  49. 49. Resume writing
  50. 50. Interview role-playing
  51. 51. Phone interviews
  52. 52. Adaptable agendas</li></ul>248.238.7214<br /><br />
  53. 53. Human TransitionsWhat do we bring to the meeting?<br /><ul><li>Hiring/firing/interviewing experience (25 years)
  54. 54. Empathetic, caring, helpful, teaching methods that go </li></ul> beyond classroom settings<br /><ul><li> The knowledge to steer clear of scams, recognize fraud
  55. 55. Multiple personal job-search experiences to share
  56. 56. Versatility, with HR experience, business experience,</li></ul> management experience, and soft skills knowledge<br />248.238.7214<br /><br />
  57. 57. Human TransitionsWhat else do we bring to the meeting?<br /><ul><li>Networking contacts w/ authors, speakers, job-posters
  58. 58. Multiple, professional, experienced presenters, available </li></ul> to teach consecutive or concurrent workshops<br /><ul><li> Supporting blog, writing about job-search topics
  59. 59. Unpublished job posts become available from multiple</li></ul> contacts, developed over years of this type of work<br />248.238.7214<br /><br />
  60. 60.  <br /><br /> <br /> <br />Course Name: GET TO WORKshop Course Date: ________________________<br /> <br />Course Instructor: _________________________ Name (optional): _________________________<br /> <br /> Strongly Strongly <br /> Agree Agree Disagree Disagree<br />CONTENT & MATERIALS<br />The content was well organized 4 3 2 1<br />The content was applicable to my job. 4 3 2 1<br />I have the skills/knowledge to apply what I learned. 4 3 2 1<br />I can utilize the course materials. 4 3 2 1<br />The examples, exercises, and activities helped me learn. 4 3 2 1<br />Overall I was satisfied with the content/materials 4 3 2 1 <br /> <br />INSTRUCTOR<br />The instructor’s presentation was clear & understandable. 4 3 2 1<br />The instructor had appropriate subject matter knowledge 4 3 2 1<br />The instructor answered questions to my satisfaction 4 3 2 1<br />The instructor was well organized and prepared 4 3 2 1<br />The instructor encouraged participation. 4 3 2 1<br />  <br />Overall I was satisfied with the instructor 4 3 2 1<br /> <br />OVERALLPROGRAM EVALUATION<br /> <br />I was satisfied with the course 4 3 2 1<br /> <br />What was of most value?<br /> <br /> In what ways could this training be improved?<br />  <br />Additional Comments:<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Appraisal form for class<br />
  61. 61. Human Transitions The WRAP UP<br /><ul><li>Our Motivation
  62. 62. Other Skills that can be Provided
  63. 63. Soft skills
  64. 64. Job-search processes
  65. 65. Speaking skills
  66. 66. Dress for success
  67. 67. Writing skills
  68. 68. Business ethics
  69. 69. Fitness connection
  70. 70. Other business-related topics
  71. 71. Questions / Miscellaneous Topics</li></ul>248.238.7214<br />19947 Edgewood – Livonia, MI 48152<br />www/<br /><br />
  72. 72. THANK YOUfrom<br />248.238.7214<br />19947 Edgewood – Livonia, MI 48152<br />www/<br /><br />