WorkSource Portland Metro
Symposium — 11.16.2012
A Skills, Training and Employment Program for professionals seeking careers in software, IT and high-tech manufacturing
Designed exclusively for local job seekers with background and education in software, IT and high-tech manufacturing, the WorkSource ProSTEP CONNECT Symposium is a half-day event to help engineers, computer programmers, software
designers, system analysts and other high-tech focused job seekers:
- Develop more effective job search strategies to broaden your opportunities
- Learn about new, grant-funded training opportunities in high demand occupations
- Learn about the employment outlook in these key industries and where to focus your energy
- And network, network, network with professionals
Take time to rethink, retool and reinvent your path to a more effective job search. Register Today!
Pre-registration is required. Attendance is limited to 380. Light refreshments provided.
8:30 am — 9:30 am :: General Session :: “Oh, Shift!”
Are you ready to find out why “shift happens” for successful job seekers? Jennifer Powers highlights how redirecting our power of choice quickly moves us into a more productive mindset. A certified professional coach and author, Jennifer offers a passionate invitation to reframe one’s current situation, get in the game, be insistent and consistent, and stay in the moment.
9:45 am — 10:30 am and 10:45 am — 11:30 am :: Breakout Sessions
Organized around four building blocks of job seeker competence (problem solving, skill building, knowledge gain, self improvement), eight carefully assembled breakout sessions offer practical guidance on topics such as procrastination, cover letters and resumes, interview skills, how to work with executive recruiters, how to find the right employer “fit”, and self-branding through LinkedIn and social media.
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm :: Employer Panels
Join a face-to-face conversation with industry experts on the topic of “who’s hiring”. Panelists are expected to focus on localized “big picture” workforce issues plus perspective on what it takes today for candidates to gain the favor of companies looking for talent.