2 2018

TAMPABAY-JOB-LINKS: Is Your Network Working for You?

9:30AM - 12:30PM  

TampaBay-Job-Links 1211 N West Shore Blvd
Suite 300
Tampa, FL

Contact Nikki Trent

Experts report that 70% to 85% of jobs are filled through networking contacts and activities. Networking is defined as the cultivation of productive relationships – whether seeking employment, making business connections, or for personal use. Yet, for all its benefits, there are many job seekers who are not comfortable – or who may even avoid – using networking as a job-search tool. This workshop introduces the concept of purpose-driven networking, a way to focus in on your networking goals and to obtain the information and connections you need.

Facilitated by Robyn Winters, TBJL Career Strategist

Workshop Goals:
•Develop tools and techniques for effective networking
•Present yourself to others with confidence and competence
•Identify and prioritize your networking contacts
•Acquire tools and strategies to expand your network
•Develop a networking conversation

What We Will Cover:
•The major types of networks
•Identifying key people who are in your network
•Prioritizing your contact list
•Ways to expand your network
•How to network with the 4 different PeopleMap™ personality types
•Developing a sample networking conversation
•Using targeted email to enhance your networking activities

Materials Needed:
Bring business or networking cards (if you have them) and prepare your 30-second commercial.

Workshop Length:
3 hours.  Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Who Should Attend:
Unemployed and underemployed individuals looking to work in a professional environment and seeking relevant and practical information or advice regarding the next steps in their job search or career path. This includes individuals in mid-career transition, women re-entering the workforce after a hiatus, military veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce, recent college graduates launching their careers, and mature workers not ready or able to retire.

Cost to Attend:
Free for Full Program Participants and $15 for guests.

Business casual.
Out of consideration for other participants, we ask that all candidates refrain from wearing fragrances, perfume, and cologne.

Jack Roth Center for Career Development
4100 West Kennedy Blvd. Suite 206
Tampa, FL 33609

Registration Required:
Seating is limited. Please email, or call (813) 344-0200.