Topics for Week Three


Larry Humberstone - Find a new Job / Launch a new Career

Another great week.  Attendance was down a bit.  I know several OCN members that came the first week, actually landed a job by the second week.  We always say that we “hope we don’t see you next week…because you landed a job somewhere.”

Topics for Three 3

  • Who’s hiring
  • Getting to the decision maker.
  • Interviewing tips.
  • Salary Negotiation


Here are some comments from week Two

“The topic was very thought provoking. It reminded me that I really have an opportunity to find a job that I would like to do. Not just to find a ‘job’. I will complete the inventory questions that Larry had provided. Which will be a challenge for me.”

“Even though I have been through 2 layoffs, and am currently employed, always being ready and understanding the job market, and the changing landscape of the employment process is vital. This series is helping me do just that.”

“Thank you Jeff, Larry and Mike for giving your time. Appreciate Larry’s tips. Hearing the positive stats for 2015 Omaha Job Mkt gave me hope. Grateful for Mike’s passion for this ministry and compassion for those of us who are struggling through this part of the journey.”



There were a few suggestions about providing some examples of tough interview questions.  Certainly this is something that can be asked during a session, but the group does cover this throughout the year with other speakers, discussions and we have even done interview role playing during our monthly workshops.

The role playing sessions are some of the best hands-on times during a workshop as not only do you get to answer tough interview questions, you are also judged by the rest of the group on other behaviors that you may or may not realizing you are doing.  These hidden character traits can have a negative or positive impact on the interview.

 

Remember to do your Homework! Come with the answers to Your Seven Sides.

The Seven Sides of YOU

  1. Fields of Interest and Knowledge
  2. Preferred Kinds of People to Work With
  3. What I Can Do and Love to Do
  4. My Favorite Working Conditions
  5. Preference for Salary and Responsibility
  6. My Preferred Place to Live
  7. My Goal, Purpose, or Mission in Life

About OCN

Jeff Quandt is an Inbound and Digital Marketing Strategist and owns On-Q Marketing LLC. He helps the members of the OCN through understanding their personal brand, how they have to market themselves as the solution to a hiring manager's problem, and offers a personal LinkedIn Counseling session for any member of the group. Jeff is a corporate refuge that has been laid off several times, so he is very familiar with the job hunt process, the ups and downs, and the success at the end of the tunnel. Keeping a positive attitude with the end goal in mind is crucial to a job seekers success. Today as a business owner, he is constantly looking for work, he knows the process well and it makes no difference if you work for someone else or yourself, you need to be the solution to someone's problem to get paid.