Talent Summit - Job Seeker Information
Surviving the Resume and Interview Shark Tank
A panel of local Human Resources Professionals will share with the audience what type of interview process they use and what they are listening for in the answers of the candidates they interview. Examples of questions will be shared along with successful tips to navigate the interviewing shark tank. The panel will also answer questions from the audience as part of this presentation. So avoid getting bit in your next interview and attend the Interviewing Shark Tank session!
Take Control with Non-Traditional Job Searching Techniques!
Gone are the days of traditional job searching known as “waiting for things to happen” - waiting for the perfect job posting to appear online, a response to a resume, or a call about an application. It’s time to take control over the direction of your job search. After all, the most effective job search tools are proactive, not reactive! In this breakout session, you will learn how to use non-traditional job searching techniques to stand out above the rest. We’ll show you how to develop and build a personal brand, utilize your network and resources, and land an informational interview.
Don’t just mock it – ROCK IT! – Interviewing 101 for the First Time Job Seeker
Finding your first job can be daunting. How can you compete for jobs with no experience? We can show you how. Join us for a session of tips, tricks, and hands on activities that can help you gain the confidence and competitive edge to secure the job you want!
Networking Inside and Outside your Social Media Bubble
This session will empower job seekers to use social networks as a tool to advance and manage one’s career along with best practices for effective online personal brand management, with a focus on methods for making a favorable impression in the virtual world before you even officially communicate with employers. Additionally, job seekers will learn job preparation strategies from the point of resume creation to the negation of a job offer.
Etiquette and Career Professionalism
Put your anxiety to rest over etiquette practices when job searching and interviewing. Having professional manners does make a difference, outclass the competition and make a lasting impression!
Marco Connection Corner
The Marco Connection Corner is an interactive space for both job seekers and employers to build relationships and explore local, talent-focused resources! Participants should expect to find talent or showcase their own talent through resume coaching, practice interviews, and individualized advising that will direct employers and job-seekers in attendance around possible connections. Situated closely to the job fair, we expect participants to engage in informational interviews at the Marco Connection Corner, so that a deeper dialogue regarding open positions will take place at the job fair.
9:00 AM Job Seeker Registration and Job Fair
10:00 AM Event Kick-Off with Judy Zimmer
10:15 AM 1st Round Workshop Sessions
11:15 AM 2nd Round Workshop Sessions
12:00 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker Jasna Burza
1:45 PM 3rd Round Workshops Sessions
2:45 PM Event Wrap-Up with Judy Zimmer
3:00 PM Job Fair and Networking
4:00 PM College Alumni Events (More Details to Follow)
College Alumni Events
St. Cloud State Alumni, Student & Friend Mixer
Thursday, April 6, 2017
4:00 - 6:30 PM
Red Carpet Martini Lounge
Build your network and meet fellow alums, students and community members! One FREE drink ticket per attendee. Complimentary appetizer buffet with two drinks minimum (non-alcoholic drinks available). RSVP not required. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Cowboy Jack's, 506 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301
Following the summit, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are hosting a happy hour for alums at Cowboy Jack’s. There is no cost to attend the happy hour, but advanced registration using the button above is requested for planning purposes.