Dealing with Age Discrimination – CSN Weekly Meeting

Are you unsure of how to deal with Age Discrimination during career transition? Join us and we will discuss it.

Career Support Network meets from Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays @ Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem NC. (map)

The topic on 2/8/2017 will be Dealing with Age Discrimination

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Discrimination will not go away. We have to know how to detect discrimination and how to deal with it. During this CSN session we will share our own experiences and how we deal with different types of discrimination during career transition. Join us and share your ideas and insights.

 For information call (336) 283-6121 or email NCWiseman@TeddyBurriss.com

Here is a link to some useful Career Transition Books.

Do you know of other books that have helped you in your career transition?

Building a Powerful LinkedIn Profile – CSN Weekly Meeting

Does your LinkedIn Profile represent you properly? Join us at CSN and learn how. 

Join us at Career Support Network to learn how.

Career Support Network meets from Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays @ Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem NC. (map)

The topic on 11/30/2016 will be – Building a Powerful LinkedIn Profile

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Your LinkedIn Profile is a critical component of career transition. You will need to know how to build and fine tune your LinkedIn Profile so viewers will clearly know who you are and what you do /want to do. Join us at this session of CSN to learn new ideas and share your’s with others.

 For information call (336) 283-6121 or email NCWiseman@TeddyBurriss.com

Here is a link to some useful Career Transition Books.

Do you know of other books that have helped you in your career transition.

Open Conversations – The New Information Interview – CSN Weekly Meeting

Informational Interviews are far more powerful when not focused on a job. Come to CSN and learn the best practices of this career transition task.  Join us at CSN and hear why.

Join us at Career Support Network to learn how.

Career Support Network meets from Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays @ Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem NC. (map)

The topic on 11/16/2016 will be – Open Conversations – The New Information Interview

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When you learn how to do Informational Interviews, who to interview with and what the overall purpose of informational interviews is, you’ll be far more successful with this aspect of career transition. Surprisingly it’s not about asking for a job. It’s more powerful than that. Join us at CSN as we discuss ideas and learn from each other about the best practices of Informational Interview.

 For information call (336) 283-6121 or email NCWiseman@TeddyBurriss.com

Here is a link to some useful Career Transition Books.

Do you know of other books that have helped you in your career transition.

Who am I? – CSN Weekly Meeting

Being focused and clearly answering this question, “Who Am I?” will help you to be more successful on your career transition journey. Join us at CSN and hear why.

Join us at Career Support Network to learn how.

Career Support Network meets from Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays @ Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem NC. (map)

The topic on 11/9/2016 will be – Who am I?

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The most important question you need to answer during career transition is, “Who am I”. Without knowing the answer to this question you will not know what jobs you are interested in, what companies you want to work for or how to present yourself on your resume, on your LinkedIn Profile or in a conversation. The better you get at answering “Who Am I?” the more focused you can be on your career transition journey. Lets work on this question together during this session.

 For information call (336) 283-6121 or email NCWiseman@TeddyBurriss.com

Here is a link to some useful Career Transition Books.

Do you know of other books that have helped you in your career transition.

You Can’t Find the Job You Want, If You Don’t Know Who You Are – CSN Weekly Meeting

Being focused and clearly answering this question, “Who Am I?” will help you to be the most successful on your career transition journey.

Join us at Career Support Network to learn how.

Career Support Network meets from Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays @ Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem NC. (map)

The topic on 7/13/2016 will be – You Can’t Find the Job You Want, If You Don’t Know Who You Are
 
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The most important question you need to answer during career transition is, “Who am I”. Without knowing the answer to this question you will not know what jobs you are interested in, what companies you want to work for or how to present yourself on your resume, on your LinkedIn Profile or in a conversation. The better you get at answering “Who Am I?” the more focused you can be on your career transition journey. Lets work on this question together during this session.
For information call (336) 283-6121 or email NCWiseman@TeddyBurriss.com

Here is a link to some useful Career Transition Books.

Do you know of other books that have helped you in your career transition?

LinkedIn Groups – Gold Mine or Not

Gold mine or notWhat do you think? – Gold Mine or Not

LinkedIn Groups are Gold Mines, when used properly.

 Gold Mines are not for pillaging

LinkedIn Groups are great for connecting, contributing, collaborating and cramming. Used properly you can create connections that can turn into relationships that could develop into conversations that open the door for opportunities.  If you use LinkedIn Groups incorrectly, all you do is frustrate the members of the group and yourself because you fail to follow a successful path.

What do you think of this use of LinkedIn groups?

LinkedIn Message from a fellow Group Member

On 05/09/13 7:43 PM, {Name delelted to protect} wrote:

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Hello !

I saw you here in the {Group name deleted to protect} and you seem like a sharp business professional so I wanted to reach out to you.

I’m sure you would agree that if there was a opportunity to get paid by simply helping people save money on gas, it would be a goldmine. There is a patented and proven technology saving people money on gas that huge companies have been using for years. Just recently, it was released to the general public and there is a HUGE opportunity for the right individuals.

I’m looking to partner with some like-minded individuals so if you’re open to another income stream, here’s a short video explaining our business.

7 minute video:
http://{URL deleted to protect you}

Please call me if you have any questions…. would like more information, or see an opportunity for yourself.

{Name Deleted}
{Grandiose Title Deleted}
{MLM Company Named Deleted}
Mobile/Office: {Phone number Deleted}
Email: {Email Address Deleted}@Gmail.com
Website: www.{Web Address Deleted}.com

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Here is my response – Do you think I was fair?

Hello {name deleted} – I hope you can accept that I do not agree with you that “getting paid by simply helping people save money on gas, it would be a goldmine.”

I wish you lots of success selling these products, I am sure they provide lots of value to the consumer.

Have a great Friday.

Teddy

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I love using LinkedIn and believe it is a Gold Mine for me, because I use it differently and politely

LinkedIn Groups – Join, Share, Benefit

LinkedIn has become a very good venue for connecting with other professionals. This has great value when building relationships for business or personal development.

I believe that a more important use of LinkedIn is in the sharing and researching of knowledge related to business, charity, community and personal development.

Participating in this activity within LinkedIn not only provides a learning environment, but it also helps to fuel relationship building.

Knowledge transfer cain occur in a couple different ways thru LinkedIn:

Directly Connections – People are the source of all knowledge. This stuff does not grow on trees and you can’t harvest it from a strawberry patch. Knowledge comes from our experiences, failures and successes in life. Lots of knowledge requires lots of people who have experienced, failed and succeed. Connecting with them directly opens the door for sharing this knowledge between individuals directly. Connect with people on LinkedIn and turn these virtual connections into IRL (In Real Life) connections. This allows you to continue building the relationships and sharing & gaining knowledge between each other.

Group Discussions – One reason people get together in groups is because they want to share with or benefit from liked minded people and/or interesting people in relevant areas of life, business or community. LinkedIn groups expands your connections to include the members of the group, regardless of you individual connections. This is an immense value because of the increased number of potential contributors you can share with or gain knowledge from.

You gain knowledge by hearing (reading) open dialogue discussions and comments. You share knowledge by creating your own discussion and/or commenting on open discussions. This participation allows you to support a point of view, add value to a point of view or share a differing point of view relevant to the discussion in a mutually respectful manner.

I coach users to research and consider joining Groups that are relevant to what you do or what they want to be doing in life, business or community. Once you decide to join a group, commit to some level of participation.

One important point with regards to LinkedIn Groups – Relevance. Do not post a discussion or comment that is not relevant to the group or discussion.

Examples of non-relevant sharing – If the group is a Technology based group, do not post a discussion about marketing or an auto repair business. If the discussion is about Brand awareness or Web development platforms, do not post a comment about your sunglasses business or vacation packages.

If you keep your discussions and comments relevant to the group or discussion, you will maintain a level of trust and respect with the group members. Do something to bluntly contradict Relevance and you will lose all trust and respect you ever had or could have.

LinkedIn Groups – Join, listen, share and benefit from the knowledge available thru LinkedIn Groups.