CFA Society Chicago Events
The Basics of a Highly Effective Job Search (Members Only)
Creating a Job Search Project Plan (2 hours) - Monday, May 15, 2017: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
You must clearly understand and communicate this information in order to have a truly effective job search - one that results in a job that is the type of work you want to do, in an organization you want to work for, and in the shortest amount of time.
Before you can effectively network, write a resume, create a LinkedIn profile and interview, you need to be clear on what it is you want to do, where you want to do it, and why someone should hire you. The first place you must be writing all this down is in your job search project plan. Without a plan you are just wandering around hoping that you run into a good job, or that one runs into you.
A project plan will allow you to be engaged in a highly focused, proactive job search. This workshop will provide you with the outline and steps you need to take to quickly develop such a plan. Topics to be covered include a:
Getting the Interview . . . and Nailing It! (2.5 hours) - Monday, May 22, 2017: 9:00 am - 11:30am
You will leave this presentation with practical tools that will help you get the interview and nail it. Our focus will be on the importance of addressing the audience's needs in the job search "selling" process . . . the What's In It For Me? . . . by crafting and delivering messages that make it clear that you bring strengths to the hiring company that will add real value. The presentation and handouts will highlight three key communications aspects of the job search: the 15-20 second "value statement;" developing targeted/effective messages for cover letters and interviews; and having the confidence to take control of the interview by anticipating and preparing to effectively deal with the "tough questions."
Resume - Creating Compelling Messages (2 hours) - Monday, June 5, 2017: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
All aspects of job search require compelling, audience-focused messages. This is especially true for the resume, which serves as the foundation for cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and interview preparation. This session will cover the essential core messaging aspects of effective resumes - the value statement and strength/SSAR stories. It will also present options for overall structure/content and some important "dos and don'ts." Participants will leave the session with clear guidelines on how to develop or rework a resume that best fits their job search.
Cracking the Code of a Job Description (2.5 hours) - Monday, June 12, 2017: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
In this session, you will learn techniques to help you quickly identify the key strengths that are truly important to the hiring organization, information that is very often buried in the paragraphs, bullet points and "corporate speak" of job descriptions. Once you can do this, you can write a targeted value statement, cover letter and interview talking points that clearly and directly address the needs of the hiring manager.
Compensation Conversations (2.0 hours) - Monday, June 19, 2017: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Job seekers need to understand how to communicate about compensation so they can better determine if an opportunity will meet their needs, effectively move ahead in the interview process and, ultimately, maximize the offer they will agree to.
In this session, we will review the various steps of the application/interview/offer process and discuss tactics and language to use during the various types of "conversations" that occur during job search. The goal is to help enhance two-way understanding - what the employer has to offer and what your expectations and priorities are - during a wide range of compensation conversations.
Attire: Business Casual
Registration: Register online below
Hosted by: Professional Development Advisory Group
*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Content shared during CFA Society Chicago programs is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation of any specific financial services company or professional, or an offer, invitation or recommendation to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction. By registering for and attending this event, you acknowledge that any photographs that may be taken are the property of CFA Society Chicago and give your consent to their use in CFA Society Chicago's online and print business communications and marketing.