How to Pivot During the Pandemic. New ways to work!

29 05 2020

Hi Everyone,

Kelly and I finished our 4th video (a very DIY home production!), “Pivot During the Pandemic” to help our KIT List friends…and any others who’ve been impacted by this pandemic.

Though COVID-19 has hit jobs, the economy and all of our lives, this is actually the perfect time to rethink your work.

Watch the video here:

KIT List Corona Video 4

Some jobs will not return for a while — so it’s vital to pivot your direction and thinking to find newer and better ways to work! This can be the time that propels you into something better. Perhaps starting your own business, or to find other ways to put your talents and interest to work in something fresh and rewarding.

Join Kelly and me in a lively discussion with online business strategy expert, Elyse Tager. Elyse helps people to pivot their thinking to create new opportunities through launching their own business — or growing their business from being a “solo entrepreneur” to building a larger company by thinking like a CEO!

Also, Elyse has offered a free 15-minute consultation call for any of our KIT List folks or for others who view the video.

ElyseTager.com
Elyse@ElyseTager.com

Feel free to share ideas and resources in the comments section of the YouTube video or you can add ideas on the KIT List Facebook page, too.

We’re in this together!

Sue and Kelly Connelly
KIT List Moderators (and sisters!)





Free seminar on 5/15: “Transitioning Careers: How to Make the Leap”

14 05 2020

Hello Everyone,

Oscar Garcia, the LinkedIn expert who has been on KIT List panel events and on the recent KIT List Corona Video #2 is hosting a free webinar tomorrow.

His talks are always inspiring and informative — especially as many of us rethink our work during this pandemic.

Register free here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transitioning-careers-how-to-make-the-leap-tickets-104881675916

Transitioning Careers: How to Make the Leap
Friday, May 15
12:00 PM (Pacific)

Presented by Oscar Garcia Aspira Consulting

You decided to make the “big leap” into your next career! Where do you start? How do you make the right choices? How do you transition your work experience to a new job?

This free webinar will help you gather your experience, and teach you how to make a smooth transition.


Webinar Topics
1. Lessons Learned from 11 Career Transitions
2. How to Make the Leap
3. Fine Tune Your LinkedIn Profile

Agenda
12:00-12:05 Welcome
12:05-12:35 Webinar
12:35-1:00 Q&A

I hope you are all staying safe during this unique time and that you are able to find the opportunities this time will also give us as we think of new ways to work.

Warmly,

Sue

#COVID-19, #Jobs, #Career





Our Corona Video 3 is out…”Good news about jobs and growth amid COVID-19!”

16 04 2020

There is hope and great opportunity despite the pandemic.

Watch our Corona Video 3 to hear industry expert, Rene Siegel, CEO of Connext, share fresh input she heard from client companies who have frozen full-time job reqs but are pushing for much-needed help through remote consultants and contractors. She also relates promising news from a substantial financial report on a brighter economy that’s coming sooner than expected.

My sister, Kelly Connelly, who co-moderates the KIT List with me, is my video partner for this weekly series on what we all can do to make the best of this pandemic.

Kelly helping Easter BunnyIn this video, we also report on our adventures as the Easter Bunny’s helpers on a stealth mission on Saturday night to show just some of the ways we can connect with our neighbors and build stronger communities — while using safe methods and social distancing. We can still have fun and make a difference if we get a bit creative!

Watch the video now.

Please feel free to share ideas on what you are doing during this remarkable time to help others, how to find a great job, or how to make good use of the time and opportunities while the world shelters in place together!

You can also add your comments and resources ideas to the comments section on YouTube for the video, or on our KIT List Facebook page.





How to get a job during the Pandemic, free skills training, and fun ideas to connect to neighbors!

9 04 2020

Hello Everyone,

The second YouTube KIT List video is now out! In it, hear tips from LinkedIn expert, Oscar Garcia, on how you can use this unique time to land the job you’ll love.

There is still a LOT of hiring activity going on, so don’t be discouraged and use this remarkable situation as a special opportunity to reach out!

Corona video 2My sister (and co-moderator!) Kelly and I also share URLs in Video #2 for free Ivy League classes and other ways to build your skills or expand your creative mind during this shelter-in-place time.

You can also see our first video where we talk about why we’re doing this video series during the outbreak:

These Corona Virus Videos are also a way for you to share ideas and resources with the KIT List community and to our colleagues and friends. Please write your suggestions in the comments section of the videos, or on the KIT List Facebook page or blog. We will profile great ideas you share in the next video.

This is also an important time to get to know your surrounding neighbors. Often we might know a smiling face and a first name, but this is a key time to connect and look out for each other (at a safe distance!).

In the videos, Kelly and I share ways we’ve connected with my own neighborhood while Kelly stays at my house during SIP. It’s been great to have her here while she recovers from foot surgery!

We are even planning some stealth work on Saturday night to help the Easter Bunny by planting plastic eggs filled with candy in the front yards of young neighborhood kids — with their parents’ permission, of course! We’ll be using gloves and masks to assemble and deliver them. But I can’t promise that I won’t dig into some of the chocolate for my own consumption as well. 😉

Kelly and I wish you all continued health and safety, and that you have a wonderful Easter and  Passover,

Sue and Kelly Connelly
sue@kitlist.org
kelly@kitlist.org




The COVID-19 pandemic and how we can all help. Starting a YouTube channel for ideas and resources.

2 04 2020

calm-wash-hands

Watch our video

I truly believe that we will emerge stronger and better in the fact of this historic challenge and opportunity.

Wishing you and your families health and protection. We’re all in this together!

Sue and Kelly Connelly

sue@kitlist.org

kelly@kitlist.org

 





Join us for free panel on “How to Get a Promotion” on 2/10 in Santa Clara

6 02 2020

Hello Everyone,

The Northside Branch of the Santa Clara Library is a great spot where we’ve had some KIT List panels. The library hosts a wide array of interesting and useful events, and I’ve been asked to join a panel of career experts who will share their advice and strategies for advancing in your job by getting a promotion.

Please join me, along with some expert career leaders, for a lively panel discussion next Monday night!

You must register using EventBrite in order to attend. Please see the Library posting below for details. I hope to see you there!

Warmly, 

Sue 

“How to Get a Promotion” Panel
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Monday, 2/10


Santa Clara City Library – Northside Branch
695 Moreland Way | Santa Clara, CA 95054

Register here

Eventbrite registration is required.*

Employment is at an all time high and now it is time to think about moving up in your career. We’ve assembled an all-star career panel (line up subject to change) that will share tips, strategies, and actionable items to get you to the next level!

Sue Connelly, Founder and Moderator of The KIT List

Sue is a Silicon Valley legend! Thousands of technology professionals have found jobs through her Keep-In-Touch List that she founded in 1997. She has over 72,000 subscribers from all over the world who rely on her list to get their next job opportunity or promotion.

Jane Fan

Human Resources Recruiter

Jane is a seasoned Human Resources professional with firm background in the full-cycle recruiting process: prescreen/interview, offer, negotiate, and place candidates for assigned requisitions.

Oscar Garcia

Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Aspira

Oscar is an introvert turned international speaker. Oscar has given over 300 seminars and trained over 10,000 professionals. His clients range from startup incubators, to educational institutions, and brands like Aruba Networks, Palo Alto Networks, McKesson, Genentech, Wells Fargo, the US Embassy, the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. 

René Shimada Siegel

CEO of Connext

For two decades, René has made life easier for hundreds of technology clients with specialized contractors ranging from recent grads to senior strategists. Current clients include Adobe, Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce, and Workday. René is a member of the Forbes Communications Council and currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Lucas College of Business at San Jose State University.

* A ticket does not guarantee entry to the program if you do not arrive on time. Any leftover seats will be given away to the waiting list after the doors open. Doors will close ten minutes after the event begins or after the event reaches capacity. 

* Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your photograph and/or your child’s photograph for marketing purposes.





Take the WIC Consultant (and contractor) Survey and get a copy of the report! Survey closes 6/10.

28 05 2019

Hello Everyone,

If you are working as a consultant, or on a contractor status, please participate in this annual survey by June 10th to provide important data — and you will also get a copy of this very insightful report as well!


Each year, our KIT List community has been a key part of providing data by participating the WIC Annual Best Practices Survey. 


The more people who complete the survey, the better the results. Please pass this invitation along to other consultants and contractors you know!


WIC (Women In Consulting, which is open to men and women!) gets rave reviews about how this survey inspires and guides consultants in their businesses, gives them insights into the latest consulting trends, and helps them benchmark their consulting practices against those of top consultants nationwide.


Everyone who participates receives a copy of the results, and entered into a drawing for a 1-year Basic Women In Consulting membership, or one of four vouchers to access a WIC webinar recording. 


All consultants are invited to participate – regardless of gender, area of focus, length of time as a consultant, etc.


Whether your business expanded, experienced a slowdown or turnaround, or was consistent with prior years, WIC wants to hear about your experiences. 


Take the WIC Survey now!

https://wiconsult.org/BPS2019

The survey closes on June 10th.  


Important Details:

– The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete.


– Information collected during the survey is confidential and anonymous.


– All participants who complete the survey receive the results (normally a members-only benefit!) and are entered into a drawing to win one of five prizes (whether or not they are Women In Consulting members): a 1-year Basic Women In Consulting membership (1 winner) or a voucher for one recorded webinar (4 winners).


– Participants will also have exclusive access to LI and FB Groups with personal case study information, the complete report and video overview of the results and recommendations.


– The survey asks some specific questions about your business. You will complete it more quickly if you have access to your accounting and compensation reports.


Contact admin@womeninconsulting.org if you have any questions or encounter any problems.


Thank you for participating. WIC appreciates your time and values your input!


Warmly, 


Sue 



About Women In Consulting 

Women In Consulting offers consultants and small business owners a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community to help them build strong businesses. Its collaborative culture enables members and community subscribers to connect and share experiences and best practices with like-minded professionals. To find out more or to attend an event go to www.womeninconsulting.org 





Holidays are GREAT for Job Networking! Learn from a LinkedIn Expert on 12/11

5 12 2017

Hi Everyone,

Many articles have just come out saying that January is one of the biggest hiring times of the year!

How do you kick off your new year with your dream job?

It might just be through a friend or new acquaintance you see at event during the Christmas and holiday season!

Learn from LinkedIn expert, Oscar Garcia (who was also on our expert panel at a KIT List a few months ago) and get some smart ideas and discover ways to have the holiday festivities give a special boost to your job search!

‘Tis the Season for Networking

Monday, December 11th

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Northside Branch

Space is tight so you must register for this free event to reserve a spot:

https://www.aspirabiz.com/events/2017/12/11/northside-tis-the-season-for-networking-adults-only

Note: Arrive early so you can get a seat since many events at the Library are standing room only. Don’t arrive late since they close the doors at the start of the talk.  

Many companies take breaks over the holidays, but this does not mean that you need to take a break from your work and career. Festive parties and business networking events are abundant during the holidays and you need to take advantage of these opportunities.

Learn from networking pro, Oscar Garcia, who worked at LinkedIn prior to starting his own business, Aspira, how to revive your network, catch up with colleagues, and activate your network for your next job opportunity or promotion.

This is the perfect time to think about the New Year and possibly your new career.

Give YOURSELF a present during this holidays and get a job you love!

Don’t forget, too, the importance of the spirit of paying it forward. So, when you interact with friends and new people you meet, be sure to look out for ways you can help THEM! That creates the real magic!

Warmly,

Sue





Learn How to Create an Effective Video Resume on 10/2, in Santa Clara

30 09 2017

Hi everyone,

I want to share another great free event to help you learn how to master video resumes!

I love what Cheryl Lee, branch Manager of the Santa Clara Library does for job seekers and for the community. In fact, she hosted our KIT List expert recruiter panel a few months ago.

Don’t miss this free event — and get the edge for your job search!

Video resumes are allowing hiring managers and recruiters to select the right candidates.

Warmly,

Sue

Learn How to Make Your own Video Resume

Monday, October 2

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Northside Branch Library in Santa Clara

The event is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register!

Register now at: https://nsvideocareer.eventbrite.com





Global Career Summit and Job Fair this Saturday in San Francisco

28 09 2017

Hello everyone,

I’m sharing word about a free Career Summit that is hosted by my friend, Nyna Caputi, the founder of The Expat Woman. This event is open to everyone!

Global Career Summit

Saturday, Sept. 30th

At Galvanize, San Francisco

– A FREE Career Fair with some of the hottest companies in the Silicon Valley. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect and hear from executives working at some of the leading tech companies including Microsoft, Facebook, AirBnB, Twitter, Netflix, Paypal, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Yelp and many more at the event.

– A conference with TED-style talks and panel discussions with 40+ speakers

– A Hackathon creating amazing solutions to career challenges (there is a charge, but use the discount code below).

Use this promo code GCSVIPSPL to get 20% off on your tickets. Note: The Career Fair is FREE.

https://goo.gl/uniKoE