Tech Talk Tuesday: Professional-Level Employment-Related Meet-Up

Last Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Tech Talk Tuesday takes place every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Adaptive Services, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, except for the fifth Tuesday of the month, if there is one. This meet-up is an opportunity for adaptive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.
The second Tuesday evening is our Professional-Level Employment-Related Meet-Up, where community members get together to share information and strategies related to the job search. The meet-up is an opportunity for job seekers to support each other, network and work towards employment. Each meeting starts with a group discussion with the opportunity for more experienced members of the community to offer advice. Some topics are listed below.

After group discussion, there will be time for individual work in our Adaptive Workstation Lab, with one-on-one help as much as is possible, and facilitated break-out groups.
  1. Adaptive, Social and Job-related Technologies, Local Wiki for resource sharing
  2. What are my skills? What do I like to do?
  3. Marketing strategies - Business Cards, Resume, Elevator Pitch, etc.
  4. Job searching - Agencies, Online, Cold Calls
  5. Interviews - Dress for success, fielding questions, mock interviews
  6. Decision-making, clarifying priorities, determining fit and salary, negotiating salary
  7. Continuing the search, staying employed, dealing with unemployment, making it routine