Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, February 15

“Networking to Build Business Contacts”

Wednesday, February 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 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:

“Networking to Build Business Contacts”

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

In this fast-paced webinar, Don Gabor, networking expert and best-selling author of How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends will show you how to increase your odds of connecting with colleagues, clients and prospects at company events, industry conferences, and other business meetings.
 
Topics include:


    • Establishing Networking Goals and Preparing for Networking Events
    • Breaking the Ice and Remembering Names
    • Changing Topics and Turning Small Talk into Conversations
    • Ending Conversations to Encourage Future Business Contacts
    • Working the Room and Approaching Other Groups
    • Following Up and Transitioning Contacts into Mutually Profitable Business Relationships


Because every interaction you have can affect your livelihood and personal brand, you need to know the best ways to create and leverage your network to your benefit. If networking feels uncomfortable, or you aren’t sure how to become a member of the club or group that will help you achieve your goals, you need the wisdom of Don Gabor.
Presenter: Don Gabor

 
Don Gabor founded Conversation Arts Media in 1991, a communications consulting company based in Brooklyn, NY. He shows business people from all disciplines how to grow their revenues by starting profitable conversations and networking in business and social situations. He has presented workshops to GenRe, Professional Association of SQL Servers, Standard & Poor’s, Marriott Hotels, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Korin Japanese Trading Corp., Shearman & Sterling LLP and many other large and small companies, professional associations and colleges. For individuals who want personalized training, Don also offers one-on-one coaching for speeches, presentations, networking skills, media training and book writing.
 
Don has been writing books, offering communication programs and consulting since 1980. Don is the author of the best-seller, How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends plus ten books and audio programs on interpersonal communication skills. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and are published by Simon & Schuster, Random House, Prentice-Hall, and McGraw-Hill.
 
Don was a media spokesperson for Grand Marnier, Sprint and Frito-Lay. As a frequent media guest, his books have been featured in hundreds of print, radio, social media and television interviews, including the 60 Minutes With Andy Rooney, WSJ’s Lunch Break, Good Day NY, Entrepreneur, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily and many others. The New Yorker called Don, “a gifted conversationalist.” He has been a member of the National Speakers Association since 1991 and was the 2010-2011 president of the New York City Chapter.
 
For information about how Don Gabor can help increase your impact, visibility and status in your industry contact him at 718-768-0824 or visit his website at www.dongabor.com.
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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, February 8

“Your True Colors”

Wednesday, February 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 True Colors”

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

We are surrounded by color – yet not everybody realizes that our minds and bodies are constantly reacting to it. That means that the colors you wear, the colors you live around, and the colors of your logo, business card, website, and packaging all matter.
 
In this webinar Catherine, author of Your True Colors will draw on 25 years of experience of color psychology to introduce you to some of the core concepts that shape your world.
 
You will learn:


    • The definition of color psychology and why it matters
    • How color psychology is applied in branding, interior design, and personal clothing choices
    • Specific information — such as why using certain colors in your studies could help you learn better
    • How even the blind respond to color
    • The use of color as a sales predictor for DVD packaging


Sometimes little things – like color — can have a very big impact on our lives. Even better, when you know about the psychological dynamics that affect people’s moods and actions, you can use them to improve your own life and career. So, if you would rather have color working for you—rather than against you — then this webinar is just for you.
Presenter: Catherine Shovlin

 
After a first career in oil and gas, covering 50 countries and 9 jobs, Catherine decided to take what she had learned and combine it with who she really is.

In the last 12 years of working independently she has engaged with groups as diverse as dementia patients, adolescents in residential mental health care, boards of blue chip industrial organisations and strategy managers in NGOs.

In all of this work she applies two fundamental principles. Everybody has a valid point of view and everything is connected. Most recently that has involved collaborating with over 20 different organisations and individuals to lead a community empowerment project in a Syrian refugee camp bringing together art, behavioural research, colour psychology and well-being impact measurement in a tough context. A personal and professional challenge that is part of her constant quest for better understanding of how to grow human spirit in organisations and communities.

In the area of color psychology, Catherine has spoken at marketing and design conferences, written a book “Your True Colors” and worked with clients in the energy, entertainment and good industries as well as public services (health, education and libraries) and charities.

She lives in London with three teenagers, two dogs and a lot of butterflies.

 

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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, February 1

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

“The Power of the Infographic Resume”

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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:

 

“The Power of the Infographic Resume”

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

Getting noticed as a standout candidate for a job isn’t easy. That’s why you need to learn to use an infographic resume.
 
An infographic for any purpose visually simplifies complex information. Now, apply this logic to a resume. You can see how job seekers and careerists alike can use the power of visuals to capture the attention of future hiring managers. While an infographic resume does not replace the traditional text version of the resume, it is a growing trend–and one worth exploring. Imagine presenting such a resume during a networking meeting or an interview—it promises a real “wow factor.”
 
This presentation will help you identify what infographic-worthy information to highlight in your infographic resume. We’ll also discuss the benefits and draw-backs of infographics, who should use them and how, and the tools to create infographics.
You will walk away with a better understanding of:


    • How to use the right infographic elements to showcase your talent.
    • How to use color, fonts, and other elements to your convey personal brand
    • Free and for-fee resources to create powerful infographics
    • The pros and cons of infographic resumes
    • Who should an infographic resume and how.


If you’re looking to stand out from the sea of other potential candidates as you compete for the job of your dreams, or if you simply want to bolster your brand, this is a webinar you need to see.
Presenter: Hannah Morgan

 
 
Hannah is a speaker and author providing information and advice on how to stand out in today’s online world. She passionately addresses the importance of online visibility, social networking and other fresh strategies for building an online reputation of excellence.
 
Her experience in Human Resources, Outplacement Services, Workforce Development and Career Services equip her with a 360 degree perspective on job search topics. Hannah’s newest book, The Infographic Resume, shows the many ways to create a visual resume that will get noticed. She also co-authored Social Networking for Business Success: How To Turn Your Ideas Into Income which teaches entrepreneurs and small business owners how to launch and market their businesses.
 
Media and career professionals recognize Hannah as an advocate and influencer who encourages job seekers to take control of their job search, and she provides resources to teach them how to be successful. Hannah has been quoted in Money magazine, Life Hacker and many other outlets. She also writes a weekly column for U.S. News & World Report. You can learn more about Hannah on CareerSherpa.net and follow her on Twitter @careersherpa.
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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, January 25

“Hired for Youth, Fired for Age!”

Wednesday, January 25, 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!

 

“Hired for Youth, Fired for Age!”

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

We all know people who are approaching and entering the last decade of work prior to retirement and many of us know those who’ve lost the job they expected to carry them into their retirement years. It’s a little heartbreaking, but in today’s world, it’s also a very common occurrence. Unfortunately, it can happen to anyone, even you. Without the right set of negotiating skills, you won’t be ready when the career you’ve nursed and loved for years is no longer a viable option.
 
Learning objectives:


    • Learn how to manage and maneuver losing your job, or the possibility of it
    • Learn how to keep your retirement plans intact, no matter what
    • Learn how your mindset and actions can affect your career’s future, no matter what stage of your career you find yourself in today.


Join Reynold Lewke to learn how to manage and maneuver through this unnerving stage to preserve the goals and strategies you have for retirement.
Presenter: Reynold Lewke

 
Reynold Lewke is responsible for leading business development for the US and also a key advisor on recruitment strategy to startups and organizations.


Reynold is an advisor to a range of early stage and global companies and sits on the board of directors for the MIT Alumni Association.

 

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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, January 18

“Wait, How Do I Write This Email?”

Wednesday, January 18, 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!

 

“Wait, How Do I Write This Email?”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Writing skills are a critical part of a career in any industry. When we learn to compose emails and documents with impact, they can lead to new opportunities and change our trajectories forever.
 
Join communications expert and author Danny Rubin for an engaging, practical webinar on how to write with poise and leave the reader wanting more. Danny will walk you through:


    • How to write an authentic email for networking
    • How to write an employer about job opportunities
    • Why (and how) you need to begin a cover letter with a short story of success


The lessons will teach you to:
 
    • Send off emails that get noticed and get results
    • Take an interest in someone else as a way to build a relationship
    • Understand how to write a powerful cover letter that sets you apart


As Danny says, “Write well. Open doors.” After the webinar, you will know what he means and be able to harness the power of the written word to make your career even more successful.
Presenter: Danny Rubin

 

Danny Rubin is an author and speaker trusted by students and working professionals for his practical advice on writing, networking and interpersonal skills.

Danny is the author of Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a collection of 100+ templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn. The book is used in settings like high schools, colleges, workforce development centers and even the Pentagon where educators teach active-duty military and civilian contractors.

On Danny’s website, he maintains a blog called News To Live By (NTLB) which highlights the career advice “hidden” in the latest headlines. Since he began NTLB in 2012, it’s been viewed over 1.5 million times. A former TV news reporter and media consultant, Danny has also provided audience strategies to NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC and USA TODAY.

Danny graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in history. He also has a master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland-College Park.

Follow him on Twitter at @DannyHRubin.

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