Upcoming Meetings

August 2017

No Meeting this month

 

September 9, 2017

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: How To Stay Motivated In A Job Search

Speaker: Michael Cuff

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

    Building on the right (rooms 130/131)

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, September 8th.

Participants will learn how to take a holistic approach to a job search.  Tips and techniques on positive thinking are discussed and reviewed.  Also tips and techniques on how to incorporate your Mind, Body, and Soul into a Job and Career Search are discussed.

By attending this event, you will learn:

  • How to take care of yourself Mentally in a Job Search
  • How to take care of yourself Physically in a Job Search
  • How to better handle and control the stress of a Job Search

 

Michael Cuff's Bio

As Director, Client Services, for CCI Consulting, Michael is responsible for delivering services in the Talent Acquisition and Career Transition practice areas. He provides a well-balanced, insightful, and consultative approach to every aspect of his work since joining CCI in 2008.

Prior to joining CCI, Michael had a successful Human Resources career with Betz Laboratories, Citizens Bank, and TargetRx. Michael is known for his expertise with social networking tools and tactics, enhancing his sourcing and networking capabilities and resulting in an extensive network. As an avid networker, he builds relationships naturally and fluidly. He genuinely engages people with a true spirit of helping and working toward successful outcomes.

Michael served 4 years in the United States Air Force and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies/Communication from Louisiana Tech University. He has the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and is a certified instructor in the following programs: Zenger Miller-Frontline Leadership, Development Dimensions International-Target Selection Interviewing, and Walter V. Clark-Activity Vector Analysis (Behavioral Assessment). He is a certified Career Transition Coach and a Certified LifeOptions Retirement Coach for New Horizons, a program designed to assist newly-retired individuals with the psychological and mental aspects of preparing for retirement. In addition, Michael is an Ordained Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He is actively involved in Homeless and Prison Ministries, improving lives and giving back to the community.

 

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

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  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: 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, November 10th.

 

December 2017

No meetings in December