North Coast Job Seekers Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

NOTE: MEETINGS ARE NOW HELD IN UPSTAIRS ROOM
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Monday, January 28, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

Presentation:  "Working with Recruiters"

Speaker:  Dan Toussant

Working with job recruiters can be a very effective way to land your next position. But it can also be a tricky dance. Recruiters are looking for talented candidates to fill positions and YOU are talented. So it is a match made in heaven, right? Well... it might be. Or it might not be.

 

Dan Toussant is a recruiter who places executives and professionals in some of the best organizations in the nation. He will be sharing tips and skills from his own experi-ence of how to best work with recruiters.

 

Dan expects this to be an interactive talk, and will provide you with ideas and tips as well as stories about good (and bad!) working relationships between recruiters and talented candidates. He will help you discern whether working with a professional recruiter might be a good option for you to explore in your own job search.

 

Dan Toussant, president and owner of Dan Toussant & Associates, a Sanford Rose affiliate, recruits executive, managerial and professional talent for organizations based or conducting substantial business in Ohio and contiguous states.  With the 2015 affiliation and membership in the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices, Dan Toussant & Associates became a part of the tenth-largest search firm in the world, and broadens its service reach from the primary focus of Ohio-based companies to a national and global footprint.  With eight years in the executive search business and over 30 years as a Human Resource executive and internal chief recruiter, Dan and his team source and vet professional talent from the perspective of an external recruiter/partner. Two benchmarks of their metrics-oriented service business: speed and reliability.  Speed? Two-vetted-and-qualified-candidates-in-14-days; Reliability? Every candidate offered a position accepts the offer.

 

Active as a leader and mentor within Toastmasters in northeast Ohio, Dan has earned the Distinguished Toastmaster award.  He serves on a non-profit board serving people with re-entry and/or homelessness issues, and visits a detention center for incarcerated youth on a regular basis to share Toastmasters with the inmates, and as a church ministry.  He lives with his wife Colleen in Canton, Ohio, and are parents of three grown children, and grandparents of three children.

North Coast Job Seekers has arranged for professional photograher David Orr (davidorrimaging.com) to be at our next NCJS meeting to take LinkedIn profile shots.

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

7:30pm

Cost: $10.00 (cash or check)

David will take the photographs on Monday evening, do his professional magic to them, and then deliver them to you via email. He will provide a hi res jpeg image and a LinkedIn-ready image for your use. Your privacy is assured - he will not be using the photographs for any other purposes.

 

David will begin at 7:30pm and continue taking photos until all who are interested have been photographed -- first come, first served.  You will still be able to participate in Monday evening's meeting.

 

Wear appropriate attire, wear your best smile, bring $10 cash or check, and be prepared to step in front of the camera to improve your LinkedIn image.

Monday, February 11, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH ISSUES

 

Job seekers are invited to join with other NCJS members and leaders for constructive networking, job search troubleshooting, sharing what's going well and what is not, and collaborating on job leads.

Networking is part of "Job Search 101," yet many job seekers lack the actual network of "people with connections" during a time of job transition. Networking is one of the cornerstones of North Coast Job Seekers and we are very intentional about providing face-to-face time to explore connections, be introduced to new contacts, discover new opportunities, and share the people resources that YOU have to help another job seeker.  Join with other NCJS members for this face-to-face time of constructive networking, job leads, and issue sharing.

Monday, February 25, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

Presentation:  "Inspiring Others to Help You"

Speaker:  Donald Wayne McLeod

Understand the importance of making a GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION. Every relationship begins with a HELLO make it a great one. Learn the importance of properly meeting, greeting and saying goodbye to someone. Names are the key to any relationship learn the importance of getting, remembering and using names. Make yourself memorable in a positive way.

 

Donald Wayne McLeod, author and creator of PERCEPTIONOLOGY, has been teaching interpersonal communication skills since 2006. He has an inherent ability to connect with others on a personal level and can teach you to do the same. Being perceived as sincere, energetic and engaging are quintessential characteristics necessary for forming the interpersonal relationships that drive our lives. You need to hear the truth as to how others perceive you, your company, your employees and Donald Wayne can help.

 

Discussing everything from being the “Best Hello” to the “Best Goodbye” Donald Wayne will help you understand the subtle yet critical nuances that influence others’ perceptions of you enabling you to make a great first impression, endear yourself to others while inspiring them to want to help you achieve your ultimate goals in life.

Monday, March 11, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH ISSUES

 

Job seekers are invited to join with other NCJS members and leaders for constructive networking, job search troubleshooting, sharing what's going well and what is not, and collaborating on job leads.

Networking is part of "Job Search 101," yet many job seekers lack the actual network of "people with connections" during a time of job transition. Networking is one of the cornerstones of North Coast Job Seekers and we are very intentional about providing face-to-face time to explore connections, be introduced to new contacts, discover new opportunities, and share the people resources that YOU have to help another job seeker.  Join with other NCJS members for this face-to-face time of constructive networking, job leads, and issue sharing.

Monday, March 25, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm
North Coast Job Seekers Meeting
Presentation:  "Are You On the Right Path?"

Speaker:  Jim Folger

Are You On the Right Path?

 

Jim has been using behavioral sciences to help clients make better hiring decisions by aligning the right people with the right jobs for almost 2 decades. In Jim’s volunteer work with job seekers he has also used these tools to help job seekers understand whether they are pursuing the right jobs. You will be given an opportunity to take a self assessment tool to identify your behavioral style as well as the things that motivate you. In a group presentation Jim will give an overview of the different behavioral styles and motivators that drive us to action, and how they relate to our jobs.

 

In This Session You Will:

  • Receive a FREE instrument that details your behavioral style and motivators (a $240 value).

  • Gain a better understanding of yourself, how you interact with others, why you do what you do, and how your behaviors and motivations align with your career.

  • Understand how to read others and adapt your style to improve communication effectiveness.

Jim Folger is the President of OneSource Technical, Inc., a retained search firm specializing in recruiting for Engineering, Management and Sales positions throughout the United States. As a certified behavioral analyst and certified values analyst Jim designed the company’s processes to not only uncover passive candidates, but also identify the candidates who have the capacity for superior performance in the role using a methodology called Job Matching.

 

Jim is an Engineer with 2 decades of industry experience prior to founding OneSource Technical in engineering, management and customer facing roles. Jim’s background as a hiring manager, and as a recruiter provides a unique perspective that covers both sides of the hiring desk. Jim is on the board of advisors for the North Coast Job Seekers, and has been volunteering his time with various job seeker help groups for the last 20 years.

 

Should you be in a position in the future to make an important hire where having an excellent fit is important to the organization, consider giving Jim a call for an overview of their unique process.

 

Jim is a member and participant in the NCJS LinkedIn Group and his LinkedIn profile can be found at LinkedIn: Jim Folger.

Monday, April 8, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

Presentation:  "15 Keys to Staying Positive During Your Job Search"

Speaker:  Marsha Friedman

There are times during everyone’s job search that the glass looks half empty instead of half full.  How do you remain optimistic, creative and joyful during an extended job search?  How do you maintain a cheerful demeanor when you didn’t land the interview or the job?  How can you boost your self-confidence and your own self-image?  How do you prevent lashing out at your family and friends when you are frustrated or just disappointed? Get the answers to these questions and more during this engaging presentation.

 

Marsha Friedman is an Organizational Effectiveness professional and Leadership Coach with more than 30 years in corporate America. Marsha brings a broad range of business experience from finance to customer service and from operations to organizational development.

 

Marsha is passionate about guiding individuals and organizations to their full potential. As a leadership coach, she helps leaders bring out the best in every employee, reduce workplace drama, and drive business growth. Through her company, MEF Consulting Group, Marsha serves the healthcare, nonprofit, telecommunications, nuclear power, and legal industries.

 

Marsha is a lifelong learner with a BS in Accounting from Miami University and a Masters Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University. She holds certifications as a Registered Corporate CoachTM, a Master Trainer, a Myers Briggs and DiSC facilitator, and a Distinguished Toastmaster. Marsha co-facilitates Summit Networking Group for executive level job-seekers in Summit County and is a facilitator for the Corporate University at Kent State.

 

Marsha is an active member of Athena International, the International Coaches Federation, and Toastmasters International. She serves as treasurer of Beth El Congregation and co-chairs Knitzvah (knitting & crocheting for local charities).

Monday, April 22, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm
North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

Presentation:  "Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile"

Speaker:  De-de Mulligan

Too many times, people polish up their LinkedIn profile and then ignore it.  Not a good practice in this turbulent time for job seekers.

 

This session will help you master basic and advanced concepts about how LinkedIn works so you can be found! Hudson Job Search Advisor and LinkedIn expert, De-de Mulligan, will give you specific tips to make your profile stand out.

 

Learning Outcomes:

• How to find what you want through specific LinkedIn search tricks

• Optimize your searchability for new job opportunities

• Discover best practices for LinkedIn etiquette

• Answer all your burning questions about this channel

De-de Mulligan is President and Chief Content Specialist of Mulligan Management Group.  De-de leads an energetic team who deliver memorable design and content for websites, blogs and social media posts. She helps clients extend their marketing reach and add more value to the conversation surrounding their business. 

 

De-de is well known for her strong writing skills and ability to tell a compelling business story.  Establishing, conveying, and implementing clients’ vision is what she and her staff do best. Businesses tap her proven record of successfully launching digital marketing initiatives and creating name recognition for clients in highly competitive marketplaces. As a consultant, De-de works closely with major decision-makers to set digital communication goals, plan strategy and build long-term relationships.

 

She is a true professional with diverse experience in marketing, public relations, communications, program development and implementation.

 

De-de is a member and participant in the NCJS LinkedIn Group and her LinkedIn profile can be found at De-de Mulligan.

Monday, May 13, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH ISSUES

 

Job seekers are invited to join with other NCJS members and leaders for constructive networking, job search troubleshooting, sharing what's going well and what is not, and collaborating on job leads.

Networking is part of "Job Search 101," yet many job seekers lack the actual network of "people with connections" during a time of job transition. Networking is one of the cornerstones of North Coast Job Seekers and we are very intentional about providing face-to-face time to explore connections, be introduced to new contacts, discover new opportunities, and share the people resources that YOU have to help another job seeker.  Join with other NCJS members for this face-to-face time of constructive networking, job leads, and issue sharing.

Monday, May 27, 2019

NO MEETING -- MEMORIAL DAY

Monday, June 10, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH ISSUES

 

Job seekers are invited to join with other NCJS members and leaders for constructive networking, job search troubleshooting, sharing what's going well and what is not, and collaborating on job leads.

Networking is part of "Job Search 101," yet many job seekers lack the actual network of "people with connections" during a time of job transition. Networking is one of the cornerstones of North Coast Job Seekers and we are very intentional about providing face-to-face time to explore connections, be introduced to new contacts, discover new opportunities, and share the people resources that YOU have to help another job seeker.  Join with other NCJS members for this face-to-face time of constructive networking, job leads, and issue sharing.

Monday, June 24, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting
Presentation:  "Creating and Using Your Job Search Marketing Plan"

Speaker:  Mike D'Amico

One way to look at the job search is a process of marketing yourself to prospective employers.  Marketing professionals can tell you that it takes more than a nice looking ad (or resume) to land the job or account.

 

A job search marketing plan is an excellent tool for helping you conduct an effective and efficient job search.  Using some of the best techniques and methods from the world of marketing, you can create such a plan for yourself.  In this presentation Mike D'Amico will help you learn how to create and use this tool for your search.

 

Mike D'Amico has worked as a management consultant, and is currently employed as a Financial Analyst with a Cleveland-area software company.  He has offered personal assistance to job seekers for the past several years, and is on the Advisory Board of North Coast Job Seekers.

Monday, July 8, 2019

7:30 – 9:00pm

North Coast Job Seekers Meeting

NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH ISSUES

 

Job seekers are invited to join with other NCJS members and leaders for constructive networking, job search troubleshooting, sharing what's going well and what is not, and collaborating on job leads.

Networking is part of "Job Search 101," yet many job seekers lack the actual network of "people with connections" during a time of job transition. Networking is one of the cornerstones of North Coast Job Seekers and we are very intentional about providing face-to-face time to explore connections, be introduced to new contacts, discover new opportunities, and share the people resources that YOU have to help another job seeker.  Join with other NCJS members for this face-to-face time of constructive networking, job leads, and issue sharing.

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Second & Fourth Monday

of each month

7:30 - 9:00pm

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Pioneer Memorial

Presbyterian Church

35100 Solon Road

Solon, OH 44139

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