Dec

5 2016

TampaBay-Job-Links: How to Work the Room at a Networking Event/Career Fair

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

TampaBay Job Links
contact: Nikki Trent 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 206
Tampa, FL 33609
813-344-0200 x307 nikki@TBJL.org
http://www.TBJL.org

Contact Nikki Trent
nikki@tbjl.org

Networking is one of the most important job-search tools. Career Fairs are an increasingly common method for employers and companies to recruit, and provide an excellent opportunity to meet people from interested companies, learn about new employment opportunities, apply for jobs – and network!

To derive the most benefit from a career fair or a networking event, you need to do some preparation before you go to maximize your experience. Learn how to develop an overall strategy before attending these events, and the steps to create to have a successful experience.

Facilitated by Robyn Winters, TBJL Career Strategist

WHAT IS LINKS:  LINKS is an acronym for Leads, Information, Networking, Know-how, and Strategies. It is an educational and motivational program designed to help candidates prepare for the week ahead and to share conversation, contacts, and job-search information in a relaxed, friendly environment. For the unemployed professional, LINKS is a “place to go” to focus on the job search when others go to work on Monday Mornings. LINKS sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

Supported by the Vinik Family Foundation, Jeff and Penny Vinik, Trustees

Goals:
•Kick-start the week with renewed energy and focus
•Learn career transition tips from career strategists and industry experts
•Practice a 30-second commercial in a relaxed, safe environment
•Exchange ideas, information, and experiences with participants
•Create an action plan for the week

What We Will Cover:
•30-Second commercials
•The topic of the week
•Candidate successes and challenges
•Individual action plans for the week

Materials Needed:
No materials are needed.

Program Length:
1½ hours.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Who Should Attend:
Unemployed and underemployed professionals, recent college grads, women re-entering the workforce after a hiatus, military veterans transitioning to civilian workforce, retired professionals needing to go back to work; candidates in career transition who want to prepare and focus their job-search plan for the week.

Cost to Attend:
Free for TBJL Program participants and guests.

Dress:
Business casual.

Where:
TampaBay-Job-Links
Jack Roth Center for Career Development
4100 West Kennedy Blvd. Suite 206
Tampa, FL 33609

Reservations Required:
Email nikki@tbjl.org, or call (813) 344-0200.