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THRIVE! Six Steps to Crafting your Elevator Speech
With Louise Doyle, Business Advisor and JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
People everywhere are so busy today, and it can be difficult to communicate who you are and what you do without losing their interest. You have to be quick and effective to get your message across no matter how short the conversation. Join JA and Louise in this session as they help you to craft a perfect elevator speech in six easy steps. Sign up and get ready to be inspired!

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June 8, 2021 11:00 am

CONNECT! Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market for Job Search Success
With Tara Thom Burnett,
Employment Facilitator and JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Statistics suggest that over 80 percent of job vacancies go unadvertised. This means that moving beyond traditional job search methods will significantly increase the chance of finding your next job opportunity. Accessing the hidden job market requires tactics such as networking and research. So where do you start? In this session JA and Tara will provide tips on how to...

June 29, 2021 11:00 am

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Getting Your Numbers Right and Ready – Understanding the Cash Flow and Financial Statements
With Anne-Marie Edgar, CEO, and Heidi Abbott, Business Advisor
Thursday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Does the idea of setting up your books and preparing your financial statements leave you in a cold sweat? Don’t know where to start when it comes to finding answers? Your fear is a common reaction for many small businesses, but it will only impede your progress with preparing the very documents every traditional lender needs to see. Join...

NEW! Improving Your Job Security: The Dos and Don’ts of Maintaining Employment
With Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist, and
Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Facilitator
Tuesday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
We all know how challenging it can be to find employment; however, maintaining a job is also a vital step in achieving professional success! To retain your employment you will need to identify and implement the right strategies and outlook. Employers want employees who work hard, are flexible, punctual, and are team players. In addition, a positive attitude is very...

NEW! Recognize Your Strengths and Appreciate the Differences
With Louise Doyle, Business Advisor

Tuesday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Personality Dimensions® is about understanding yourself and others so you can be more effective in your relationships, in your work, and in your day-to-day life. By exploring your own natural tendencies you will have a better understanding of both your strengths and challenges, without changing who you are. Louise is a Certified Personality Dimensions facilitator, and promises this will be a fun, educational, and interactive webinar....

NEW! Making Midlife Career Changes Successful
With Doug Tardif, Program Advisor
Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
This webinar explores the path of traditional employment and the revolution that has taken place as a result of technology change. Older workers, in particular, may be faced with challenges in today’s workplace, including finding new ways of delivering results, coping with business models that interface with social media, working from home, and adjusting to a diverse workplace. “The times, they are a-changing…” Please join Doug in this session as he...

NEW! Keys to Creating a Clear Value Proposition for Your Business
With Heidi Abbott, Business Advisor
Thursday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Whether you already have a business idea or are still evaluating a number of options, you can jumpstart your success by understanding the basics of value propositions. A value proposition is a promise of value to be delivered to your customers, and you must be able to communicate that message clearly. One of the most important things to know about starting a business is that your customers will value the product or service you...

NEW! Managing Stress in a Complex COVID World
With Louise Doyle, Business Advisor, and JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist

Tuesday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Due to the current pandemic, many people are identifying stress as their number one problem. This probably comes as no surprise, but it shows how the gravity of these times is upon us. Not only are we living in a complex world where we have to deal with stress in every corner of our “normal” lives, but we are separated from family and friends and face other uncustomary restrictions. It is critical for...

NEW! Rock Your Résumé and Cover Letter with These Simple Steps
With JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist, and Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Are you looking to revamp your résumé and cover letter, but don’t know where to start? Are you curious to know what HR professionals look for while scanning among hundreds of resumes? Join JA and Melissa in the session to learn how to be more successful in your career search by having the right documentation in place. Learn how to read a job description effectively, modify your...

NEW! Beyond the Résumé and Cover Letter: An Introduction to Personal Branding
With Tara Thom Burnett,
Employment Facilitator
Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
For decades, corporations like Nike have demonstrated the power of clear and consistent branding. In the same way that corporate marketing distinguishes a company from its competitors, personal branding fortifies your résumé and job search with an extraordinary edge. In this webinar Tara will guide you through the process of creating your own personal brand that will attract employers and set you apart...


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