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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, March 15

“Build Stronger Relationships to Advance Your Career”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is pleased to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“Build Stronger Relationships to Advance Your Career”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

You grew up wanting to do more than just work a bunch of jobs, retire, and then wait out the rest of your days full of regret for never having achieved your dreams. The daily responsibilities of life derailed you from the dreams and job path you initially wanted to pursue and it’s been a struggle ever since.
 
This webinar will teach you to :


    • Re-connect with yourself and your dreams
    • Start doing the 5 things necessary to find a job that really works for you
    • Implement a new job search and career path strategy


If you are interested in learning how to align your job with your life goals and dreams, join Kandis as she empowers you to change the trajectory of your career path so you can be happier, authentically engaged, and more productive in all areas of your life. As an added bonus, and to keep the trajectory-changing momentum going, participants will be given an opportunity to receive Kandis’ free #WorkLifeDreamsBalance Beginner’s Kit.
Presenter: Kandis Webb

 
Kandis Webb, Life & Career Coach based in Atlanta, GA, empowers employees with the mental and emotional tools necessary to be purposeful, productive, and passionate at work, in life, and with their dreams.
 
During her 15 year corporate journey, she climbed from fast-food worker, to data entry, to customer service, and finally to sales. She earned top awards, international trips, and brought home a lot of bacon. Successful by society’s standards, though, she still struggled with feeling like there had to be more.
 
That struggle is what sent her on a journey of working purposefully, living authentically, and dreaming actively so that her work, life, and dreams could align. This is what her life and career coaching is based on.
 
Her clients have ranged from high-level marketing professionals to college graduates on the hunt for their perfect first job. Her success in helping hard-working employees re-connect with their authentic selves while aligning their jobs with their dreams can be seen from the testimonials on her website, LinkedIn, or Facebook pages.
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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, March 8

“Your First 100 Days”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is please to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“Your First 100 Days”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

The first hundred days of a brand-new job will play a huge role in shaping the success of your whole career. Your on-the-job competence will always be important, of course, but you’ll also have to manage complex work relationships, your personal branding, and the tangible results you deliver. If you fail in any of these areas, you may be able to recover later—but it’s going to be hard.
 
Jeffrey Tarter, author of The First Hundred Days, has written the definitive career guide for how to hit the ground running on a new job. In this webinar, he you’ll learn about five critical “moments of truth” during those first hundred days :
 
    • Your first one-on-one conversation with your boss
    • Your first (probably trivial) assignment
    • The moment when your team members really begin to trust you
    • The first time you’re shocked by the bad behavior of your co-workers
    • The moment when you decide you really love—or hate—your new job


Jeff will share expert advice and personal narratives drawn from The First Hundred Days to help you deal with these critical five moments as well as offer advice about how to start demonstrating your full potential as a star performer right from Day One. It’s information you need now, before your next job begins.
Presenter: Jeffrey Tarter

 
Jeffrey Tarter is a veteran business writer and entrepreneur who has helped create more than a dozen newsletters, newspapers, magazines, professional associations, conferences, and software companies.
 
He has worked as a Time-Life staff writer, senior editor at Inc. Magazine, combat reporter, technology industry analyst, marketing copywriter, management consultant, conference producer, expert witness, and ghost writer. He has also washed dishes (Robert Heinlein’s perennial job for the unskilled), assembled helicopter controls, sold printing, and clerked in a pawn shop.
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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, March 1

“How to Build Your Brand Online”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is please to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“How to Build Your Brand Online”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Building your personal brand is has become a requirement for business professionals.
 
In this presentation, expert Ryan Rhoten will explain how to build your brand, grow your influence, and amplify your online reputation using his four-step D.I.C.E process. Ryan will also teach you about modern job search strategies, including the proper use of social media, and how building your brand links to your compensation.
 
In this presentation, you will learn:


    • Steps to discover your personal brand
    • How to Integrate your personal brand online
    • Why creating content is great for your career
    • How to use social media to engage with hiring managers


Do you want to be more marketable? Do you want to be compensated as well as possible for what you do? Do you want people to remember your name and show a preference for your services? Don’t miss Ryan Rhoten’s How to Build Your Brand Online seminar.
Presenter: Ryan Rohten

 
Not long ago, I was just an ordinary Ryan. I got up in the morning, drove an hour to work, came home, played with my children, went to bed, got up and did it all over again.
 
But I had this nagging feeling I was meant to do something more with my life.
 
It was this feeling that motivated me to start my personal branding journey. Going through the process I realized a couple of key things. First, we all have a brand, whether we know it or not. Second, if you take the time to build you brand, you can get back to doing work that matters to you.
 
For that to happen, you need to start actively building your brand.
 
As a part of my personal branding journey, I decided to Google myself. That’s when I discovered I was one of four Ryan Rhoten’s in the world and I wasn’t anywhere to be found on the first three (3) pages of Google search results.
 
Can you guess who was on page one, four times? One of the other Ryan’s of course, but not just any one of them, it was the one who had been recently arrested…again.
 
Anyone searching for me online back then, would have him NOT me.
 
I vowed at that moment to never again leave my brand, my reputation, in the hands of others. Instead, I would learn to build my personal brand online and help as many other people as possible do the same.
 
More than just an online presence
 
Today, I’m happy to report that on any given day I own page one when you Google my name. The ‘bad’ Ryan? He’s solidly on page two now.
 
That didn’t happen by accident. It took hard work, a lot of research and very intentional actions on my to start building my brand.
 
You can do the same using a 4 step process I call D.I.C.E.
 
Anyone searching for me online back then, would have him NOT me! Like your credit score – you need to monitor your brand!

 

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Basketball Game Watch: Iowa vs. Maryland

What: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Pacific time
Where: Barney’s Beanery (Santa Monica location only)

Come watch Fran McCaffery and the Iowa Men’s Basketball team take on Maryland this Saturday at Barney’s Beanery in Santa Monica!  Make sure you wear your Iowa gear for 25% off food and drinks during the game!
Led by senior Peter Jok, the Hawks have seen it all this year; some lows and some promising highs!  The NCAA tournament is unlikely for this year’s team, but McCaffery has put together a solid recruiting class, and there’s more help on the way.  Maryland is one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten, and Iowa nearly pulled off the huge win a few weeks ago.  As the Big Ten tournament begins, every team wants to hit their stride and Iowa is no different.  The Hawks put on quite the show to a national audience on ESPN handling the Hoosiers at home, and that’s just the kind of win to get a team rolling.  A strong finish puts the Hawks in the thick of earning an NIT bid, and pulling off the upset and winning a Big Ten title would just be mind-blowing. 
The top level of Barney’s Beanery will be reserved for Iowa fans, so head out and talk hoops with your fellow So Cal Hawkeyes!  If you can’t make it on Saturday, don’t worry; we’ll be back at Barney’s Beanery on Sunday March 5th as the Hawks take on Penn State.

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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, February 22

“7 Keys to a Successful Job Search for Midlife Jobseekers”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Click here to join the webinar.

Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is please to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“7 Keys to a Successful Job Search for Midlife Jobseekers”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

If you are a jobseeker, you need to consider yourself a product. In fact, you are competing against thousands of other products hoping to land in the hands of the right buyers. Packaging, product placement, pricing and word of mouth are all critical to your success.
 
In this workshop, you will learn:


    • How to define, differentiate and launch you the product
    • How to brand yourself for success
    • The surefire ways to make yourself marketable
    • How to distinguish yourself from the competition
    • How to create a powerful presence both in-person and online
    • Networking, word of mouth and the “halo effect”
    • The ups and downs of compensation


Join expert Eileen Williams as she explains how to create your personal brand and leverage it to something sought after and appreciated by friends and colleagues. Making yourself a marketable commodity will carry you farther in your personal life and career—make sure you understand how to make yourself stand out.
Presenter: Eileen Williams

 
Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, is a job search expert, author, blogger, speaker and radio host. As a Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Career Development, she has over twenty years’ experience as a career strategist working with jobseekers and career changers. 
 
Her book, Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50 provides mature applicants with the critical information they’ll need to successfully navigate today’s competitive job market.
 
Eileen is an active contributor to the Huffington Post, writing job search articles for Huff/Post 50 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eileen-williams/). She also makes frequent appearances on both radio and TV and has been interviewed for Market Watch, Money Magazine, Kiplinger and several other national and international publications. Eileen is the host/founder of the popular boomer blog and radio show called Feisty Side of Fifty. (http://feistysideoffifty.com/).

 

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