OD Toolkit Series - How to Conduct an Effective Job Search
Searching for a job can be one of the biggest challenges faced in the world of work. In a reality where crucial quality of life resources depend on full time employment (wage, health insurance coverage) the stress of job searching can be formidable.
Research and the experiences of many people identify 2 main job success contributors: hard work and networking. Join us at PNODN as recent job searcher Amy Casebolt unpacks what this hard work and networking looked like for her during the past few months.
Based in research, the experiences of dozens of professionals she talked with during her search, and her own job search story, you will learn what hard work needs to be done in a job search and all about how to network effectively. As a special bonus, effective actions that will make you shine in your first 90 days at your new job will be discussed!
At the end of this session, participants will:
- Identify 3 powerful job-search websites that enable you to get your resume to thousands of recruiters and cater job alerts to your e-mail
- List 1 thing to do before, during, and after an informational interview
- Identify 3 sections of a quality cover letter
- List 2 ways to serve while gaining valuable experience and connections
About Your Instructor
Amy Casebolt achieved her MA in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology from Seattle Pacific University in 2019. She came to her graduate studies after many years in the work world doing customer service in health care and health plan organizations. During a time of particularly difficult organizational change, she left her job to pursue her Masters degree, inspired that there must be a better way to do organizational change.
After moving to the Seattle area, she and her husband both applied to Starbucks because it offers health insurance for part time work. She worked there as a barista through her graduate studies. Yet after graduation, the search for a professional role in I-O Psychology proved difficult as she struggled to weave a consistent narrative of her work experience. After 5 months of hard work and networking, she accepted a full time role as Trainer with the Community Health Plan of WA. Amy knows her struggle with the job search is experienced by many, and is happy to share what she has learned along the way!
$50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$80 Non members/Walk inWe are not able to offer refunds after the Wednesday prior to the training. Substitutions are welcome.
12:30 - 1:00 pm Arrival, Registration & Opening
1:00 – 5:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.
Online registration closes two days prior to the training. PNODN encourages pre-registration to allow the instructor to prepare for the training. Space is limited, walk ins at the door will only be accepted if there is availability.
$50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered$80 Non members/Walk in
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