The Who, the When, the Where?
On Tuesday, 9/22, Perry Drake will be covering Social Media for St. Louis’ Beyond Networking. Beyond Networking is a very important and one-of-a-kind resource available to St. Louis’ job seekers and business professionals. Beyond Networking’s mission is to help others as they are pursuing a new position or a career change.
How Beyond Networking Helps
Losing your job can be like losing your identity. Leading up to and during the Great Recession, the St. Louis business community experienced major simultaneous layoffs. Many of those who were laid off had not thought about their resume or dressing for an interview in years, if not decades.
Beyond Networking (formerly GO!) was created out a need for the development of the soft and the hard skills new job seekers need to land their next role. Beyond Networking assists with everything from best practices for resumes, completing online applications and answering interview questions to providing emotional support and financial information.
Every Tuesday, Beyond Networking meets from 9:00 – 11:45 am while a guest speaker discusses various aspects of the career transition process. Participants enjoy coffee, learn a new professional best practice and network with other attendees – for free. All are welcome, including students.
All upcoming meetings can be found here and the next several meetings are below:
9/22: Perry Drake Presents “Social Media… Just What is it?”
Perry Drake, Asst. Teaching Professor & Director of Business Collaboration UMSL – Social Media, will lead a discussion detailing the benefits and pitfalls of social media.
9/29: Kathy Bernard Presents “Personality Tests”
Did you read the recent article in Time Magazine? Companies are relying upon personality tests to see if you fit in their culture and philosophy. Have you taken Caliper? Wunderlik? Kathy owns WiserUTips.com and has provided many seminars on important tools to use. LinkedIn changes every day, are you doing the most to maximize your presence?
10/6: David Hults, Career Coach, Author and Speaker
David’s ‘game’ helped launch Beyond Networking-STL, providing assistance on changing careers, now with a new project to help folks that are employed, stay on top.