Events and Workshops

Events and Workshops (Visual Resume, Networking for Introverts, etc.)

The Visual Resume

The main point of a resume is to get you an interview. But how do you create an effective resume? How do you create a resume that helps the recruiter to see the things they are looking for? How do you construct a resume that will actually get you the interview?

This presentation will provide you with the basics for building a resume that will get you to an interview. It will explain how recruiters look at resumes and how to write a resume that will make it easy for them. The second part of the presentation will include real world examples of resumes that make the cut – and those that don’t. The best part of this is that you will have an opportunity to review and rate the resumes and begin to see the resume from the recruiter’s viewpoint.

Networking for Introverts

Are you tired of being bombarded with messages about how you should be networking? Are the methods that are pushed on you irritating or just plain wrong?  This short course is for introverts that want to find ways to network effectively; taking into account your own style and comfort level. We will talk about the goals of networking, and try some exercises to help you be authentic in your own communications.

Introduction to Linkedin

“Do you have a linkedin profile?”  How many times have you heard that?  Should you create one?   The presentation will cover the basics of linkedin including some of the more general uses and functions, and will help you decide if you should be using linkedin personally or for your business.

About the Presenter:

Eric Derby of The Software Scout and Staffing Insights began his career as a software developer, then a network manager, and accidentally found his way into recruiting. In his 17 years in staffing he has worked as a headhunter, worked for staffing agencies, and is currently back to running his own company and working as a staffing consultant. He has a rare combination of a technical degree and a human resources certification, and has worked with companies from both the inside and outside. Eric’s experience provides a diverse and unusual perspective on staffing.

These presentations are available for free to job search groups and other groups as requested.

3 Responses to Events and Workshops

  1. Eric R. Derby says:

    The next Visual Resume workshop will be Wednesday 8/20 at 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

    It will be at RochesterWorks!

    The address is: 255 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607

    You need to be registered with RochesterWorks! to attend.

  2. Eric R. Derby says:

    The next Networking for Introverts workshop will be Friday 8/22 from 8:00 to 9:30.

    It will be at the RPCN meeting. No cost to members. Non-members $10.

    Details and registration can be found here.

  3. Eric R. Derby says:

    The next Linkedin Introduction will be October 14th at the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, 214 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. It is part of the Eggs at Eight program and starts at 8:00 AM. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast.

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