The Masters Series: Proven Strategies for Career and Employment Guidance
Presented by: Intern Bridge
This Five-Part Series Starts June 19th, 2012
|About The Program|
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years that a wage and salary worker had been with their current employer was 4.4 in 2010.
For a 20-year-old student graduating now this translates that they may have between 7 and 10 jobs in their lifetime. Global opportunities, workforce reductions, just in time jobs, career shifts, contingent or contract employment, self-employment and entrepreneurial are all new considerations. With all this in mind, selecting a major, seeking employment or planning a career are some of the most daunting challenges facing students.
As a Career Development Specialist the single most important thing you can do is to raise the level of engagement by your students to make better decisions that will lead to greater career and employment outcomes. The Masters Series training is designed to better equip you in meeting these needs of your students inside this new paradigm. Your attendance will provide you with enhanced skills and a unique perspective to guide and counsel your students. By participating in our Masters Series, “Proven Strategies for Career and Employment Guidance” you will:
- Develop a systematic approach to career planning, resume writing and cutting edge job search techniques to be able to guide any student, regardless of age, education, socio-economic and cultural background.
- Uncover a process of asking probing questions to identify barriers and issues that will aid you in guiding students to successful outcomes.
- Learn a method of exploration and discovery that will lead to your students making informed choices in choosing a career.
- Discover how to apply Labor Market Information for making informed decisions on careers and the job search process.
- Be shown how to teach targeted three - dimensional résumé writing that generate interview opportunities.
- Gain knowledge on how to teach job search strategies that will move your students towards a results-driven job search.
Join Intern Bridge for a five -part webinar series presented by James Gonyea and Larry Goldsmith and learn key components for leading your students towards successful career planning, resume writing and job search training successes. CLICK HERE to Download the Brochure
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
1:00 – 2:30pm EDT
Guiding Students in Career Selection and Planning (Part 1)
For many students, the World of Work is a vast, ever changing and foreign land. Trying to find your place in today’s workforce, especially one where enjoyment and success are most possible, is next to impossible without a solid understanding of self, the World of Work and effective career decision-making and planning techniques.
In this first session, you will be introduced to a practical career guidance program, developed over a 40-year career, which has helped thousands of students select a career goal and develop a plan to reach their goal. You’ll learn step-by-step how to use the Gonyea Guide to help students:
- Define their personality style (interests, skills, values and behavioral traits)
- Identify possible career options
- Reduce their options to become prime candidates
- Select a career goal
- Develop a career plan
Each participant will receive a copy of the Gonyea Guide with permission to freely photocopy it for use with students.
Participants will be invited to complete the Guide as a homework assignment and return in Session 3 to discuss its use, and also to learn about two alternative strategies for helping students define their personality style.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
1:00 – 2:30pm EDT
How to Conduct an Outcome-Based Job Search
The rules for conducting a job search have changed. Job seekers cannot rely solely on their résumé anymore. Today’s job search requires a strategic plan where job seekers must consider both their internal and external environments.
In this session, attendees will be introduced to Goldsmith’s, Jaazle© Outcome-Based Job Search Model that has helped job seekers throughout the country to achieve search success. The core of Goldsmith’s model is that a seemingly random job search must be orderly and consistent. Job seekers have to treat their job search just like a business. Every successful business starts with a clearly defined business plan. It is essential for job seekers to have a strategic job search plan.
Participants will learn a step-by-step approach for advising students on the methodologies and procedures of conducting Jaazle© Outcome-Based Job Search.
Monday, June 25, 2012
1:00 – 2:30pm EDT
Guiding Students in Career Selection and Planning (Part 2)
In this second session, a Q&A period with James Gonyea will be provided to allow participants to ask questions regarding their use of the Gonyea Guide (homework assignment) and its role in guiding students in career selection and planning.
Mr. Gonyea will also discuss two popular and useful alternative strategies for helping students define their personality style – standard career assessment inventories and computer-based guidance programs.
Resources covered include: COPS Interest Inventory, Ability Explorer, Hall Occupational Orientation Inventory, Work Behavior Inventory and FOCUS 2.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
1:00 – 2:30pmEDT
How to Write a Targeted Résumé
15 seconds is the average time an employer will give to a résumé today? How can a résumé be written to make the applicant become three dimensional, attract the résumé screener’s attention and secure interview opportunities? Highlighted is Larry Goldsmith’s Jaazle© Résumé System that he developed by advising more than 20,000 students and workforce job seekers throughout his career.
Participants will learn proven strategies for creating résumés that utilize the best formats, minimize weaknesses, and communicate values and strengths. Through the Jaazle© system you will learn how to help your students create a master résumé adaptable to any job search.
Participants will receive a downloadable copy of Larry Goldsmith’s “Building the Looking Glass Résumé.”
Friday, June 29, 2012
1:00 – 2:30pm EDT
Strategies for Bringing a Higher Level of Thinking to Career Coaching
This presentation highlights critical strategies and techniques for career and life planning. Mr. Goldsmith will teach you to take control of the coaching environment and raise the level of your coaching competencies in working with all skill categories, socio- economic and cultural backgrounds. You will learn what questions to ask to quickly get to the core issues. Mr. Goldsmith will share techniques and actions that you can begin using immediately.
This last session of the masters series will be a wrap up by Larry Goldsmith where participants can ask questions generated from their taking part in the résumé writing and job search sessions.
Meet Your Presenters
Larry Goldsmith and James Gonyea are colleagues who are teaming up in their shared commitment to train the trainers. Their collective objective is to continually bring educators and workforce development professionals new ideas and best practices to guide their students and clients through the entire job search process.
Mr. Goldsmith, CWDP, P.E.T., author of “Building the Looking-Glass Résumé” and the “Anatomy of a Job Fair” has worked with over 20,000 students, job seekers and those searching for another career direction. Goldsmith’s Jaazle Résumé Writing and Job Search Systems are easy to understand methodologies utilizing critical thinking and strategic planning techniques.
Larry teaches Career and Life Planning at St. Petersburg College (SPC) on Florida’s west coast. Prior to this position, Larry led Career Development Services at SPC. He has considerable background in the workforce development (One Stop Centers) industry having served as a Labor Market Information Specialist. Larry is a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP), Certified Personal
Empowerment by Type Facilitator (P.E.T.), Career Development Specialist, Professional Résumé Writer, Executive Job Coach and Workforce Trainer. Larry earned his Bachelor’s degree from Lawrence Technological University and a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University.
James is most recognized for his pioneering work with America Online (AOL) in the development and management of America’s first commercial online career guidance service. From 1989 to 2001, James, with a staff of nearly 100 career experts, created the AOL Career Center (later to be known as the
Gonyea Online Career Center) and served the career and employment needs of 28 million members nationwide. For his pioneering work, James was awarded AOL’s Members Choice Award for developing one of AOL’s most popular services, and became known as the “father of online career guidance.”
James has also served as a consulting career development advisor to Monster.com, Apple and Walt Disney World, and has also authored 11 books, software and personal assessment inventories on subjects ranging from career guidance, online job hunting to starting and operating a business on the Internet.
Today, James spends his time co-managing the Internet Career Connection website with his wife Pamela, Directing the Career Development Services at St. Petersburg College in Florida, in-service training of career guidance professionals, and consultant to various virtual career guidance services.
All registrants will receive
- of the Gonyea Guide with permission to freely photocopy it for use with students.
- ownloadable copy of Larry Goldsmith’s “Building the Looking Glass Résumé.”
CLICK HERE to Download the Brochure