LinkedIn: It’s About Being Found (June 15, 2019)

***June’s meeting will be held at the Hamilton Area YMCA***

Career Support Group at St. Greg’s Hamilton Square, NJ

In today’s market, a LinkedIn profile is a “must have” for any professional or job seeker as more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate. But having a profile isn’t enough — it’s ALL about being found. Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, will be featured in an insightful and highly valuable presentation for any professional: “LinkedIn: It’s About Being Found.”

This highly interactive session is designed to help you understand the dynamics of LinkedIn and how to position yourself for success. If you cannot be found, you cannot be considered for a position. There are a number of reasons why your profile might not appear in a search. Alex will reveal how to break through these impediments so that YOU make a recruiter’s search list.

And, not all components of your LinkedIn profile are created equal. In this presentation, you will learn which elements of your profile weigh more heavily in searches and which sections require your attention first. Alex will provide tips and easy-to-use tools that you can use right away to optimize your profile giving you a distinct competitive advantage.

Few spend much time cultivating their “headline” often inserting their last job title. But this important piece of real estate is how viewers define you – often within seconds. Learn how to structure a strong, compelling headline that has the viewer wanting to learn more about YOU.

During this event, participants will:

• Evaluate the role of LinkedIn in a job search
• Understand how to structure their profile to be “found”
• Learn how to address job transitions and unemployment
• Experience a recruiter’s view of a candidate
• Distinguish an optimized profile from a poor one
• Acquire free tools and techniques to create a “stand out” profile

2019 MONTHLY MEETINGS

We generally meet the third Saturday of the month. Our 2019 meetings are: — Jan 19 — Feb 16 — Mar 16 — Apr 27 — May 18 — Jun 15 — July 20 — Aug 17 — Sept 21 — Oct 19 — Nov 16 — Dec 21

MEETING DETAILS

• Saturday, June 15th, 2019 8:30am-10:30am
***Our June meeting will be at the HAMILTON AREA YMCA located at 1315 White Horse Mercerville Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08619 across from the Hamilton Police Station & Library.***
• All are welcome; open to the public. No cost to participate.
• Expert presenters cover a new job search / career management topic each month.
www.careersupportgroup.org

SPECIAL PRESENTER, ALEX FREUND

Known as “The Landing Expert,” Alex Freund helps his clients land new positions and promotions through effective interviewing. As a former director at Honeywell, Sanofi and Tyco International, Alex has hired hundreds. Currently, Alex is a career coach with expertise in improving interviewing and making clients confident and comfortable in the interviewing process. Alex has helped more than 700 clients ranging from managers to senior executives and CEOs in a multitude of industries. He is well-known via his volunteering in several job-search networking groups where he is a frequent presenter, conducts workshops on interviewing, effective resumes, and LinkedIn in addition to publishing a blog written specifically for job seekers. Alex also teaches a course for people in transition via the Princeton Adult School and publishes The Landing Expert List, a free directory of job-search networking groups via his website at www.landingexpert.com. Alex is a graduate of Cornell University and speaks five languages.

ABOUT CSG

We are where job search and career management come together. For 10+ years, the Career Support Group (CSG) at St. Gregory the Great Church in Hamilton Square, NJ, has provided a safe space for participants to learn, network, and help one another.

Monthly meetings feature different career experts and topics to help you advance in your career or job search. We generally meet on the third Saturday each month from 8:30am – 10:30am. Meetings are geared towards professionals and are open to the public. No cost to participate. All are welcome!

Participants include those seeking new job positions, wanting to advance in their careers, considering a career change, re-entering the labor market, recently graduated, and those who want to stay abreast of current trends or are paying it forward.

We meet at St. Gregory the Great’s Community Parish Center (building 6 in rear of parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690. Meetings are non-denominational and all are welcome to attend. For directions and details, visit www.careersupportgroup.org.

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