There is a great Job Seekers’ seminar coming up on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
This seminar is sponsored by CSIX Connect, which is a terrrific job search and networking group for which I have a lot of admiration. CSIX’s founder, Hamid Saadat, was kind enough to share his job search expertise with the KIT List community on one of the TV programs I hosted, called “Get That Job!” If you’d like to see the YouTube video of the show, and hear Hamid’s sage advice along with another HR hiring expert, Tom Brouchoud, Head of Talent Acquisition at EMC and former Director of Global Talent at Sandisk. You can watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHSlVMUbNuE
Please pass this information on to other friends who want to create an effective Elevator Pitch that will attract the right job to them!
Saratoga Federated Church
Richards Hall, located at 20390 Park Place
Saratoga, CA 95070
The cost to attend this meeting is $10 — cash only, no checks or credit cards. The fee covers program, lunch, tax, and tip.
RSVP at the CSIX Meetup site:
The Job Seekers’ seminar will be part of CSIX Connect’s regular weekly meeting. It will be presented by another great friend of mine, Delores (Dee) Marik Ph.D., with whom I had the pleasure of working when I was consulting at Hewlett-Packard. Dee now has her own coaching practice — and I can tell you from personal experience how great she is in career coaching and resume advice since she gave me excellent feedback on my own resume! You can find out more about Dee and her coaching work at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marik
This seminar will focus on your Elevator Pitch, also known as “Your 30-second commercial.” Dee will discuss what an elevator pitch is, why you need one, and when you should use it, and how to make it work best. Plus, there will be an opportunity for you to create and practice your elevator pitch during the meeting.
The CSIX weekly meeting agenda is as follows:
10:30 – 10:40 Meeting starts, new member introductions
10:40 – 10:55 Job leads, contact requests, announcements, etc.
10:55 – 11:10 Open networking
11:10 – 12:00 Speaker presentation
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and table networking
CSIX Connect is a Silicon Valley job searchers’ networking and support group that meets every Thursday at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. If you are actively looking for a job, it’s a smart idea to join them on a regular basis!
For further information about CSIX Connect, including information about parking restrictions and future programs, please visit http://www.csix.org.