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The Center for Compassionate Touch presents another Inspired U webinar~featuring Angie Patrick and Scott Dartnell of the American Massage Conference and CG Funk of Massage Envy. The AMC is a 'new way …

The Center for Compassionate Touch presents another Inspired U webinar~featuring Angie Patrick and Scott Dartnell of the American Massage Conference and CG Funk of Massage Envy. The AMC is a 'new way of conferencing' for massage therapists! The MT Job Fair is one of the unique and awesome events/features of the new AMC. Successfully landing a new job can be tricky, so we have invited CG Funk, Vice President - Industry Relations & Product Development for Massage Envy Franchising to share some job search tips with you!
Angie and Scott will also be sharing some exciting news about AMC, (May 20-22 2011 in Atlanta)

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  • 1.
    • Inspire U Webinar Series
    • Presented by
    • the Center for
    • Compassionate Touch LLC
    www.compassionate-touch.org Monday, March 7, 2011
  • 2. Update on American Massage Conference Text www.americanmassageconference.com
  • 3. Text www.americanmassageconference.com/register
  • 4. Successful Job Interviewing
  • 5.
      • Career choices
      • Resume Development
      • Interview Preparation
      • The Interview
      • Post Interview
  • 6. Career Searches
    • Web based:
      • career websites
      • massage/spa associations websites
      • national employer websites
    • Massage School job listings
  • 7. Career Search
    • For students
      • Start now
      • Visit career placement office
      • Visit employers experience work environments
      • Job fairs and career days
      • Network with massage therapists
  • 8. Resume
    • Clean and easy to read
    • Overview of job history
      • avoid too much detail
      • list relevant skills & talents
    • One page if possible
    • Email address and contact phone number
    • References if requested
  • 9. Cover Letter
    • Customize
    • Describe interest in position
    • Brief overview of skills/experience
    • Be humble
  • 10. Pre-Interview Prep
    • Learn about employer
      • service offerings and retail items
      • main clientele
      • history, vision/mission statement
      • visit their website or location
  • 11. Interview Prep
    • Practice for your interview
    • Key attributes
    • Prepare questions
  • 12. Interview Prep
    • Employers want:
    • Qualifications
    • Positive attitude
    • Interest in the company and position
    • Stable work history
    • Good communication skills
    • High performance standards
  • 13. Dress for Success
    • Understand the employer and the clientele
    • Tone down creative touches
    • Conservative
    • Remove face piercings and cover tattoo
    • Hair, fingernails, body odor, breath and make-up
  • 14. Interview Day
    • Know - interviewer’s name & title
    • Allow for travel time
    • Arrive early
    • Be positive
  • 15. Verbal Interview
    • Smile
    • Eye contact
    • Shake hands with confidence
    • Be sincere
    • Listen
    • Respond to all questions
    • Ask for overview of job position
  • 16. Interview Mistakes
    • Acting bored or cocky
    • Not dressing appropriately
    • No knowledge of the company
    • Active cell phones or electronic devices
    • No questions
    • Jumping to salary requirements
    • Unprofessional photos/content from social networking pages, web pages, blogs, etc.
  • 17. The Practical Interview
    • 50 minutes or 60 minutes
      • be ready for your hands-on performance
    • Practice massage flow prior
  • 18. The Practical Interview
    • Interviewer is a client
      • intake process
      • areas of concern, pressure, etc.
      • avoid talking unless addressed
      • quality of touch
      • body mechanics/posturing
      • draping - modesty
      • flow/connection
  • 19. Practical Interview Mistakes
    • Sloppy and/or revealing draping
    • Talking
    • Offending body odors
    • Not addressing requests
    • Inappropriate techniques
    • Over/under 50/60 minutes
  • 20. Post Interview Strategies
    • Send a thank you note
    • Follow up
  • 21. AMC prize give-aways!
  • 22. Join us for our next Inspire U Monday April 25, 2011 @ 8pm EST EST
    • We’ll be joined by Tami Vaughn, President of the American Polarity Therapy Association
    Tami will give us an overview of Polarity Therapy. Polarity Therapy is a natural health care system based upon the universal principles of energy: attraction, repulsion, and neutrality. The interrelation of these principles forms the basis for every aspect of life, including our experience of health, wellness and disease.
  • 23. Ann Catlin, NCTMB, LMT, OTR Owner and Director, Center for Compassionate Touch LLC [email_address] 417-844-8514 Lisa Parenteau, BA, LMT Marketing and Training Consultant Center for Compassionate Touch LLC [email_address] 617-797-7990