Jun

30 2016

TampaBay-Job-Links: Networking: The Best Way to Find Work

9:30AM - 12:15PM  

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 has been defined as the cultivation of productive relationships – for the purposes of seeking employment, for business, or for personal use. Yet, for all its benefits, there are many people, particularly job seekers, who are not comfortable – or who even avoid – taking part in this valuable activity. This workshop examines the skill of networking from several vantage points, so that you leave with the confidence and ability to meet new people, cultivate relationships, and leverage those relationships to find leads to employment opportunities.

Workshop Goals:

  • Learn tools and techniques for efficient, successful networking
  • Present yourself with confidence and competence
  • Identify and prioritize your networking contacts

What We Will Cover:

  • The short-term and long-term benefits of networking
  • Identifying existing contacts in your primary and secondary networks
  • Develop the best networking attitude and demeanor
  • How to be successful with the four communication styles of people you’ll meet
  • Draft a 30-second networking introduction
  • Practice an introductory networking conversation
  • Experience the power of a live real-time networking event!

Materials Needed:
Bring business or networking cards and your 30-second commercial.

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

Who Should Attend:
Individuals who are in career transition, conducting a job search, or those who are looking to enhance their networking skills.

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

Dress: Business casual

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