June 13, 2009 @ 9:45AM to 11:45AM

Career Transitions Presents


Topic: "Career Development and Social Media"

Speaker: Valeria Maltoni

of Company of Friends Philadelphia


Registration is free but an RSVP is required. Limit 125 attendees.


LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING

Villanova University, CEER - Engineering Bldg., Room 001, downstairs

Please print the attached parking pass and place it on your dashboard for use in the CEER lot or in the large lots facing Route 30. Click here for directions.


Join us for the June program of Career Transitions as we welcome Valeria Maltoni of Company of Friends Philadelphia!


What does it mean for a professional seeking career opportunities to have a blog and an online portfolio? How can companies recruit candidates in a more meaningful way? How do smart recruiters use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media to find top talent?


Social media is perfect for career development as it allows professionals to show what they know and think, interact with peers and build connections, learn from others, find mentors, and build a personal brand - to be known. Recruitment can be an outcome of this involvement. Recruiters and to a lesser degree companies are starting to use social media to spot candidates. But it's not an overnight thing, it's a slow process. And it can be messy, if one is not careful or does not have a personal brand strategy and goals.


VALERIA MALTONI'S PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY:

Speaker Valeria Maltoni helps businesses understand how customers and communities have changed marketing, public relations, and communications - and how to build value in this new environment. Her Conversation Agent is recognized among the world's top online marketing blogs. As a communicator with 20 years of experience, 10 of which online, she specializes in marketing communications, customer dialogue, and brand management. She built one of the first online communities affiliated with Fast Company magazine - Company of Friends Philadelphia - one of MyCareerTransitions sponsors. Valeria's deep experience across a broad array of mid-to-large sized companies in the technology, health care, manufacturing, risk management consulting, non-profit and public sectors provide a wealth of experience and insights.


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July 11, 2009 @ 9:45AM to 11:45AM

Career Transitions Presents


Topic: How to Stand-Out in a Very Competitive Job Market

Speaker: Ford Meyers

President of Career Potential, LLC


Registration is free but an RSVP is required. Limit 125 attendees.


LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING

Villanova University, CEER - Engineering Bldg., Room 001, downstairs

Please print the attached parking pass and place it on your dashboard for use in the CEER lot or in the large lots facing Route 30. Click here for directions.


The subtle differences in every step of the job search process determine who ultimately lands the job and who does not. This is especially true in a bad economy, when unemployment is high and the job market is so competitive. Learn key strategies to help you succeed in your job search. Discover tools to gain access to your target market. Delve into the planning process, and learn how to properly communicate your value to prospective employers. This presentation will show you how to stand-out as the candidate of choice, and get the offer!



FORD MYERS PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY:

Ford R. Myers is President of Career Potential, LLC. Since 1992, he has been providing professional services in career consulting and executive coaching. After counseling thousands of individuals on their careers, Ford drew from his diverse experience to create Career Potential. Ford has served on the staffs of three prominent career management firms - Right Management Consultants, Manchester, and Lee Hecht Harrison, where he was Vice President, Director of Professional Services. In recognition of outstanding business contributions, both Right Management Consultants and Lee Hecht Harrison honored Ford with professional service awards - including the prestigious "President's Award." He is author of two books: "The Ultimate Career Guide" and "Get The Job You Want - Even When No One's Hiring" (John Wiley & Sons, May 2009). Ford's education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Development. He has studied extensively with The Coaches' Training Institute and National Training Laboratories. Ford is also a certified consultant for Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, Personal Directions and other career assessments.


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August 8, 2009

We have meetings monthly except 2 months we skip: December and August.

Enjoy the rest of your summer as well as your holiday weekend.

We'll see you on September 12, 2009.

Have a safe holiday.


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September 12, 2009 @ 9:45AM to 11:45AM

Career Transitions Presents


Topic: You Are A Brand - Think Like One

Speaker: Bart Ruff

of Career Transitions



LOCATION: TBD


Like it or not, you are a brand - even if you disagree, don't want to be, or do nothing about it. And instead of a big advertising budget, you probably only have your reputation, network, and a resume. Do you really understand what your brand is? Why should a company pick you? If you don't have a very clear answer to these questions, you need to stop and rethink your positioning before inefficiently spending more of your time and other resources.


By attending this session, you will get:

  • A different perspective on you, the brand.
  • A better understanding of the key attributes you offer an employer and how they view your brand compared to their many other brand choices
  • A basic understanding of brand management and brand marketing, starting with some fun exercises and then bringing them in closer to look at individuals as brands
  • A template to help you refine your own brand and a go to market strategy that focuses on the right types of jobs

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

MyCareerTransitions leader, Bart Ruff, steps into the speaker role in September for his annual seminar on why you need to think of yourself as a brand. He has been in marketing since he was six years old. He was a Campus Brand Manager for Miller Beer, Director of Field Marketing at HBO, and most recently is Sr. Brand Manager for Retail Brand Group, a company that creates and executes restaurant brands. He has an MBA and BS in Marketing from Penn State. After going through his own career transition, he founded a career group to help others, and then merged it into and grew what is now called My Career Transitions, a not-for-profit organization that helps professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area navigate job loss/transition. He's passionate about building brands, marketing, and helping others.


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October 10, 2009 @ 9:45AM to 11:45AM

Career Transitions Presents


Topic: Get the Job Hunt Advantage

Speaker: Bernard Dagenais & Lyn Kremer

of the Philadelphia Business Journal



LOCATION: TBD


Philadelphia Business Journal Publisher Lyn Kremer and Editor Bernie Dagenais will show you how to navigate the paper to get a jump on job openings before they hit any other job hunting resource. Each week, the paper reports on local companies that are growing despite the economy, people moving on to bigger and better opportunities leaving job openings in their wake, and events and activities that help job seekers stand out from the crowd.


This workshop will provide:

  • A how-to guide to finding leads for new and expanding businesses
  • Insite that will help you look past the news to find openings before they're announced
  • Online and print tools to make great first impressions and build relationships with potential employers
  • Archival research that will help you draft an informed cover letter or prepare for the interview better than the competition

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Bernard Dagenais, editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal, has worked with newspapers for nearly 25 years. He reported and edited papers in Vermont before leaving for Washington, D.C. He worked for The Washington Times for six years and joined American City Business Journals, Philadelphia Business Journal's parent company, in 2000 as editor of a technology journal. Since arriving in Philadelphia in November 2002, Bernie helped redesigned the paper, beefed up coverage government news and expanded web-based operations. The newspaper has won numerous awards under Dagenais, including the 2009 Society of American Business Edi tors and Writers "General Excellence" award.


Lyn Kremer has been the publisher of Philadelphia Business Journal since January, 1992. She oversees the total operations of the paper including the advertising sales, editorial, circulation, production and finance. Under her leadership, the paper has introduced "Corporate Philanthropy Summit" and South Jersey 25 and Women of Distinction programs. Before joining the Philadelphia Business Journal, Lyn served as sales manager for Crain's Chicago Business, the country's largest regional business newsweekly. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Lyn has an undergraduate degree in anthropology from University of Florida and a master's in Library Science from Florida State University.



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November 14, 2009 @ 9:45AM to 11:45AM

Career Transitions Presents


Topic: To Be Announced

Speaker: To Be Announced



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December 12, 2009


We have meetings monthly except 2 months we skip: December and August.

Enjoy the rest of your winter as well as your holiday season.

We'll see you on January 9, 2010.

Have a safe and healthy holiday season.


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January 09, 2010 @ 9:45AM to 11:45AM

Career Transitions Presents


Topic: To Be Announced

Speaker: To Be Announced

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FUTURE MEETINGS AND CALL FOR SPEAKERS

We're always looking for speakers for future meetings. If you're interested, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Todd Cohen. He can be reached by clicking this link. Remember to put "Todd Cohen" without the quotes in the subject line so he can respond to you in a timely manner.

 


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