Upcoming Meetings

October 14, 2017

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Boost Your Job Search with Personal Branding

Speaker: Charlene Holsendorff

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

     Building on the left:  Conference Center

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

To register for this FREE event, click here NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, October 13th.

As consumers, we’re familiar with how companies differentiate their products and services by creating a brand or unique image for their offerings. But did you know that branding also plays an important role in job search? During this month’s informative session, you’ll discover how to define your skills and strengths to help you build your personal brand – and articulate the benefits you offer potential employers by creating a strong value proposition.

By attending this event, you will learn:

  • What a personal brand is – and isn’t.
  • The significance of personal branding in the job search
  • How branding is manifested: What is the “message” being conveyed to others?

        - Written correspondence  – resume; cover/thank you letters; emails (including email address)

        - Verbal message – telephone message; networking conversations

        - Visible presentation – online presence; physical demeanor

        - Attitude – negative vs. positive, and the implications on others either way 

  • Practical guidelines for incorporating your personal brand into a compelling “Tell me about yourself” statement.

 

Charlene Holsendorff’s Bio
With a background in training and development, Charlene has consulted with the industry’s premier outplacement companies  including Right Management and Lee Hecht Harrison since transitioning into the career management field 12 years ago. Currently she partners with CCI Consulting, a Career Partners International firm. Her experience includes managing a career center for 1000+ displaced professionals, coaching them on job search strategies.
Charlene’s areas of expertise include solution interviewing techniques, crafting resumes that open company doors and helping older job-seekers to overcome age-related obstacles. She is the author of a commercially-published eBook “How to Not Get a Job: 10 Pitfalls to Keep You Unemployed (Forever!).”

 

 

November 11, 2017

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in Your Job Search

Speaker: Pennie Simmons, MLD, PHR, SHRM-CP

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, November 10th.

Showcasing your best self in your job search is critical to finding and landing your next career opportunity. But exactly what steps can you take to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward?  Understanding and communicating with different personality types is critical to a positive networking experience and achieving successful interview results.  Find out as we delve into personal preferences and styles and get a step-by-step guide to interview preparation during our November career event.

By attending this event, you will learn:

 

  • About the 4 DISC Personality Types to get to know yourself better – and understand the styles and preferences of recruiters and interviewers.
  • How to successfully interact with different personality types.
  • Valuable guidance to prepare for successful interviews – both physically and mentally.
  • How to present yourself during an interview as an exceptional candidate and how to address challenging questions.
  • Important steps to take when following up after your interview and how to debrief your performance.

 

 

Pennie Simmons Bio

Pennie Simmons is a Leadership & People professional with a great ability to connect with and motivate people to success, getting them excited about who they are, what they do, and where they work. 

Pennie has great empathy to understand individual’s perspectives, personality, strengths and areas of development, and brings value by building strong relationships with everyone in the organization. She includes DISC personality traits in her work to help individuals understand how to successfully interact between their and others types. 

Pennie is the Director of Leadership & Talent Development at Arora Engineers.  Pennie received her Master’s degree in Leadership Development in May, 2015 from The Pennsylvania State University while working full time. She holds both Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications.

 

 

December 2017

No meetings in December

 

January 13, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, January 12th.

 

 

February 10, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, February 9th.

 

 

March 10, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, March 9th.