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Webinar: How Anyone (Grads Too!) Can Land a Job Within 30 Days

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

This week, Todd Palmer will focus on job searching.

Whether the individual is a college graduate conducting their first job search, an experienced working professional, a returning military vet, or an underemployed or unemployed professional, Todd Palmer’s discussion will share proven ideas to launch lead a successful job search and career.
You will learn how to:
  • Land a job in just six weeks
  • How to leverage your support group to make the process easier
  • Techniques to show employers the transferability of your skills
  • Best practices to show case your work and experience through your resume and online social media channels

For more information, click here.

Webinar: How to Make a Living and a Difference during the Second Half of Life

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

This week, Marci Alboher will focus on retirement.

Wondering what’s next in your life? Thinking about doing work you feel good about? Join us for a conversation with Marci Alboher, author of the highly acclaimed Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. Alboher, a former New York Times careers columnist is a Vice President of, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to move into second (or third) acts for the greater good.
In this webinar you'll learn, among other things:
  • How volunteering or pro bono consulting can lead to paid work;
  • How to network effectively and harness the power of social media;
  • How to find the most age-friendly jobs in nonprofits, government, education, healthcare and socially-minded businesses;
  • How to combat age discrimination;
  • The pros and cons of going back to school;
  • How to financially plan for your transition

For more information, click here.

Webinar: Six Essential Soft Skills of Indispensable Professionals

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

This week, Anna Tjumina will focus on personal skills.

    • Do you feel unvalued as a professional?
    • Do you feel stuck in a job that does not give you anything back in return but the (most likely unsatisfied) paycheck?
    • Do you feel overwhelmed while cruising the job market, desperately applying for everything that resembles an opportunity but keep getting endless rejections?
Chances are, you are not using your SOFT SKILLS to get you the results you want!

Together with many business and personal development gurus out there, I firmly believe that your personal and professional power lies in your mindset and your soft skills.

It’s often overlooked, but the importance and impact of mindsetting is universal. It's not connected to any company, country or continent. It's the very reason why valued professionals are exceptional at what they do! A skillful professional is more than a set of learnable hard skills. It’s the person behind the title that is making all the difference. A lot is expected from us nowadays; fast paced environments, tendencies towards managerial duties, complex team dynamics and level up executive thinking process. Every job is a universe of possibilities! Undeniably, our hard skillset is important to take on the excellence challenge, but it’s who you are inside that delivers on external expectations and fulfills the role to the fullest. It’s time to pay attention to the core values that determine how valuable we are on the job market and make them stronger, bigger and better - from within! Every professional has these skills by design. We just don’t use them consciously and don’t pay attention to the levels of their maturity. We expect them to grow with time, gain the experience as we go. Why leave all of that to chance?! Taking control over your soft skills is the ultimate purpose for this webinar!
What we will cover in this webinar:
First of all, we will eXplore your mindset and the inner core of your soft skillset in order to create an authentic base for your Personally Awesome Professional Profile. You need this profile! I guarantee you will benefit and monetize on it if it is created carefully and skillfully, no matter your area of focus and expertise. I will share with you some crucial basic mechanics of your mind and personality habits, so you will skillfully use them to pursue your ambitions. Mindset is the multiplier of your hard skills.
In the second part, I will reveal the eXperience reasons why the six W.A.N.T.E.D. soft skills are important. You need to excel in all of them if you want to become an Indispensable Professional. Every W.A.N.T.E.D. skill is focused on targeting specific properties, qualities, strengths and unused powers of your identity. Core skill Willing is of crucial importance for 'Positioning' yourself as an expert professional Being Available means being true to your 'Personal Integrity' while being well prepared, adaptive and responsive to challenging circumstances Application of being Nice is the core ingredient of 'Relationship Intelligence' and represents the need to master it with all its complexity and variety. Being Tenacious means you can operate in 'High Performance' mode with indomitable focus and energy. Effectiveness is your ability to 'Balance' elements around you and make them work in your favor so you can deliver on required results. Audacious Dedication has the power to transform and generate 'Change Manifestation', compelling objectives to take on shapes that you aim for.

These W.A.N.T.E.D. skills will enable you to match the ever-changing demands and ever-growing expectation

In the end, we will start the eXpress process of defining your superpower skills which you could translate and market while in pursue of your dream job or position. I will give you a blueprint for a Personally Awesome Branding Profile which will be your jumping board of your personal marketing. Whether you are writing a cover letter, measuring up to job descriptions, preparing interviews or conducting yearly performance reviews – this is your basecamp of your professional excellence.

BONUS giveaway: As a bonus and a celebration of yourself becoming the Indispensable Professional, I will provide you with quick tips and tricks on writing a KILLER cover letter so you will not be overlooked again.

Every W.A.N.T.E.D. skill deserves a spotlight attention. Let’s eXplore their fundamental meaning, eXpress the impact on your abilities, so we can eXperience the full potential of their nature.

Being a valued member of nowadays workforce is best done in a job you love to do. By cultivating your mindset with these W.A.N.T.E.D. qualities will make it exciting and extremely fulfilling to be in your role no matter current circumstances. To be proud, content and confident about yourself and your abilities is a true professional blessing. To accomplish that, we need to understand, be aware of the essence, be willing to grow and develop our mindset & soft skills. It will set your mindset to work in your favor. Join us, indulge your mindset senses and accelerate your skills to cultivate an empowered professional mindset of an astonishing Indispensable Professional!

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Webinar: Mid-Life Career Rescue

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

Cassandra Gaisford will focus on career management.

What makes you happy? What’s your passion? Perhaps, like other people, you don’t know. So many people never think about what gives them joy, meaning and purpose before embarking on their careers. Others’ struggle to work out how to follow their passion and still pay the bills.
With over 25 years experience as a career coach, counsellor and holisitc psychologist Cassandra Gaisford has seen the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical toll being in the wrong job can exact.
The opposite is also true,—when you do what you love work doesn’t feel like work at all.
Join Cassandra to learn how to:
    • Find your passion and purpose
    • Value and utilise your natural knacks and talents
    • Clarify your best-fit career
    • Make a living in a way that reflects who you are and what’s precious to you
Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a mid-lifer partway through your career, this presentation will help you start living a life you love—before it’s too late.
Passion, happiness, joy, fulfilment, love—call it what you will—Cassandra has a proven-track record of success helping people stress less and succeed more.
For more information on Cassandra and her range of services or visit her Amazon page
Need a career rescue or a mid-life make-over?
Read Cassandra's Amazon #1 best-selling books today!
The Art of Success: How Extraordinary Artists Can Help You Succeed in Business and LIfe
For more information, click here.

Webinar: Leadership 3.0 - Link Out, Not In

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

Leslie Grossman will focus on networking.

Growing your business or career has become more challenging. Leaders and the most successful business professionals flourish -  even in tough times - because they have one thing in common. They ‘Link Out” and build their own entourage  - a trusted circle of people who support their success with connections, advice and open doors. Everyone can have their own entourage. 

Leslie Grossman, author of “Link Out” will share how leaders enroll influencers to collaborate with them to achieve their personal vision. She will share the 5 key steps to create your own entourage, no matter where you are on your career or business journey - startup, plateau, growth or reinvention.

For more information, click here.

Webinar: BOOMERangs - Engaging the Aging Workforce in America

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

Cash Nickerson will focus on career management.

We are living longer, much longer, than our ancestors. We are no longer young and old; there is a new third age, a potentially productive age of 65-80. As our country’s nearly 80 million 
Baby Boomers reach this unprecedented phase of life, many want to continue in the workforce and we need them. Our attitudes, laws and workplaces need to change for us and them to adapt successfully to the age of longevity. 
Working and retirement should not and cannot be an “on and off switch.” Cash will help you become more aware of this information so you can use it to influence your community, employer and government organizations. 

For more information, click here.

Webinar: Build Stronger Relationships to Advance Your Career

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

Kandis Webb will focus on work/life.

You grew up wanting to do more than just work a bunch of jobs, retire, and then wait out the rest of your days full of regret for never having worked on your dreams. The daily responsibilities of life derailed you from the dreams and job path you initially wanted to pursue and it’s been a struggle ever since.
This webinar will teach you to :
    • Re-connect with yourself and your dreams
    • Start doing the 5 things necessary to find a job that really works for you
    • Implement a new job search and career path strategy
If you are interested in learning how to align your job with your life goals and dreams, join Kandis as she empowers you to change the trajectory of your career path so you can be happier, authentically engaged, and more productive in all areas of your life.
To keep the trajectory-changing momentum going, participants will be given an opportunity to receive Kandis’ free #WorkLifeDreamsBalance Beginner’s Kit.
For more information, click here.

Webinar: Your First 100 Days

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

Jeffrey Tarter will focus on career management.

The first hundred days of a brand-new job will play a huge role in shaping the success of your whole career. Your on-the-job competence will always be important, of course, but you’ll also have to manage complex work relationships, your personal branding, and the tangible results you deliver. If you fail in these areas, you may be able to recover later—but it’s going to be hard.
Jeffrey Tarter, author of The First Hundred Days, has written the definitive career guide for how to hit the ground running on a new job. In this webinar, he describes five critical “moments of truth” during your first hundred days that you should be well prepared to encounter :
    • Your first one-on-one conversation with your boss
    • Your first (probably trivial) assignment
    • The moment when your team members really begin to trust you
    • The first time you’re shocked by the bad behavior of your co-workers
    • The moment when you decide you really love—or hate—your new job
Jeff will share expert advice and personal narratives drawn from The First Hundred Days to help you deal with these critical five moments… and to start demonstrating your full potential as a star performer right from Day One.
For more information, click here.

Webinar: How to Build Your Brand Online

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

Ryan Rohten will focus on branding.

Building your personal brand is has become a requirement for business professionals.
In this presentation, you will learn how to build your brand, grow your influence, and amplify your online reputation using his four-step D.I.C.E process.
In this presentation you will learn: 
    • Steps to discover your personal brand
    • How to Integrate your personal brand online
    • Why creating content is great for your career
    • How to use social media to engage with hiring managers
Ryan will also teach you about modern job search strategies, including the proper use of social media, and how to building your brand links to your compensation.

For more information, click here.

Webinar: 7 Keys to a Successful Job Search for Midlife Jobseekers

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

Eileen Williams will focus on retirement.

If you are a jobseeker, you need to consider yourself a product. In fact, you are competing against thousands of other products hoping to land in the hands of the right buyers. Packaging, product placement, pricing and word of mouth are all critical to your success.
In this workshop, you will learn: 
    • How to define, differentiate and launch you the product
    • How to brand yourself for success
    • The surefire ways to make yourself marketable
    • How to distinguish yourself from the competition
    • How to create a powerful presence both in-person and online
    • Networking, word of mouth and the “halo effect”
    • The ups and downs of compensation

For more information, click here.


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