Each week, more than 100 job seekers gather for job search training, networking and encourage- ment. We meet from 9:00-11:30 am. First timer? Please read this and plan to arrive by 8:40 am.

Colin Pope, Austin Business Journal (ABJ) Editor, will be speaking about how to use ABJ for networking, recent news and the job market forecast for Austin.

Colin’s career at ABJ began in 1998 after working for daily newspapers, specializing in local government coverage. With the exception of a couple of “sabbaticals” (Strategic Partnerships and NetSpend) he worked his way to the top of an outstanding newsroom specializing in breaking business intelligence/hard news that allows C-suite executives and entrepreneurs to thrive.

DESIGN & FOCUS begins January 26.
Want to explore new career possibilities? Need to gain confidence in your job search?

COST – Early bird registration is EXTENDED through January 23.
$99 + $99 donation -now or when you get a job.
Regular (after Jan. 23 ): $119 + $119 donation – now or when you get a job.
More info and registration http://job-seekers-network.org/career-direction-workshop/.

Ever wonder what recruiters are not telling you?

After two decades of recruiting people in all positions from entry level to C-suite, Abby Kohut, now travels the country telling jobseekers the “Absolute truth” about your job search. Her goal is to reach 1 million jobseekers and so far has been to 33 states sharing her “secrets.”

Abby shared her insights on how recruiters work, saying they rely heavily on referrals and there are many reasons why a recruiter doesn’t “post” a job. Sometimes recruiters want to avoid the cost of advertising and the deluge of resumes. They don’t want to tip off the competition and in some cases the position opening is confidential.

But available jobs are not really hidden, they’re just hidden from you.

There are many people in an organization aware of job openings such as the hiring manager, the director, the VP, leadership team, department members, HR manager and the recruiter. When looking to fill a job, they consider present and past employees, they take employee recommendations, and also look at applicant tracking software, Monster.com and LinkedIn.

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Jan. 12 Speaker: Angela Loeb on The 3 Elements That Can Seriously Mess Up Your Job Search

January 5, 2015

Career coach, author and consultant Angela Loeb points out 3 things that can have a major impact on your job search. 1) Planning and time management 2) Personal Brand 3) Attitude Many tend to focus on fixing their messy resume, preparing for interviews and strengthening their network skills, but three core items once established and […]

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Speaker Summary 1/5: Ken Kuznia on “Meet Your New Opportunity”

December 10, 2014

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work,” HL Hunt – billionaire. What’s your definition of success? Do you look forward to going to a job on Monday? It has been said that, “success is when preparation meets opportunity.” Are you prepared? Ken […]

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Meeting Summary: Scenario based interviewing training on Monday, 12/8.

December 2, 2014

Received some great interviewing tips from watching a scenario based interviewing skit developed by Instructional Design Pro Cindy Glenn.

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Speaker Summary 12/1: Learn how to find the right job as easy as possible using Indeed! Tim Paciolla, Indeed Product Manager

November 24, 2014

Job Seekers Network strives to help people find better jobs faster and online tool Indeed.com has a very similar motto, “We help people get jobs.” With 16 million jobs posted worldwide, at Indeed they strive to do what’s best for the job seeker and what’s best for employers by matching better candidates to open positions. […]

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