Aug

20 2018

TAMPABAY-JOB-LINKS: MARKET YOURSELF THROUGH BUSINESS/NETWORKING CARDS

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

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

Contact Nikki Trent
nikki@tbjl.org

Even in the age of social media, business/networking cards continue to be the most common way to place your name in front of people who can potentially lead you to job opportunities. Business cards – first used in China in the 15th century – continue to be a primary means of connection. Whatever the circumstances, having a card that establishes your identity while supporting your career efforts is an important job-search tool. This session will identify (1) the essential elements of networking/business cards; (2) how to make your cards both creative and memorable; and (3) the reasons and benefits to have them!

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 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 TBJL Full Program Participants and guests.

Dress:
Business casual.

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

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

Reservations Required:
Seating is limited to 18 participants. Please email rsvp@tbjl.org, or call (813) 344-0200 by end of day on Thursday, 8/16/18.