[jsfg_cinti] Job Search Learning Labs Weekly Reminder

Good Afternoon,
  
Please join us on Friday, August 26, when Kathy Rose will present, "What's New 
in LinkedIn?" at the Job Search Learning Labs.

Two weeks ago, we had a LinkedIn presentation by Jonathan Jacobs with our 
largest attendance this year, so I know there are folks out there who just need 
a jump-start in creating a LinkedIn page.

As I quoted from the Cincinnati Enquirer a few weeks ago, nearly 90 percent of 
companies will begin recruiting through social media in 2011. That is up from 
83 percent in 2010. Social recruiting is on the rise for companies and it has 
become crucial to be active in social media for not only the job search, but 
for career advancement. Online profiles are 21st-century resumes.

If you have been thinking about getting started with LinkedIn, here is your 
chance. Just because you attended a JSLL LinkedIn class in the past, don’t 
think it will be repeated information. LinkedIn is constantly changing, 
advancing, upgrading, and introducing new features so you need to constantly 
update and upgrade your profile page to keep pace.

Kathy is an Independent Consultant/Contractor at Rose Research for Results. She 
has a strong background in Market Research / Shopper Insights / Consumer 
Insights and Social Media. She is our Twitter "guru" too!

Kathy is the JSLL Program Director, so if you ever have an idea for a 
presentation you would like covered or you want to research and present a 
topic, please let Kathy know. Think how nice it would be to add your volunteer 
presentation skills to your LinkedIn profile. Let potential employers know you 
are willingly and actively learning research and presentation skills. Your job 
search is more than just looking for work.

The computer lab will be available after the meeting until approximately 4:00 
for LinkedIn page help, ideas, suggestions, or to have your picture taken. We 
will even help you add it to your page!
 
Our upcoming presentations you may be interested in...

9/2 -  Interviewing to Land That Job, presented by Lisa Slutsky

9/9 -  Social Credibility: Is There A Positive Buzz About You?, presented by  
Tim Tyrell-Smith

9/16 - Resume website(s), presented by Carrie Dressman
 
DIRECTIONS AND COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE JOB SEARCH LEARNING LABS ARE AT THE 
BOTTOM OF THIS REMINDER. 
 
REMEMBER.... 
WORKFORCE ONE OF CLERMONT COUNTY is currently accepting donations of GENTLY 
USED INTERVIEW ATTIRE for MEN and WOMEN. Some of the items they are looking for 
are: Mens’ suits, jackets, pants, dress shirts, ties, dress socks and dress 
shoes; Womens’ suits, jackets, pants, blouses, sweaters, and dress shoes. They 
are also in need of hangers. 
 
If you would like to make a donation, please contact Pam (This is NOT Pam 
Hoctor) at 513.943.3000 to schedule a time to drop off your items. Workforce 
One is located at: 756 Old St Rt 74; Cincinnati OH 45245, near Eastgate Mall. 
You will be given a receipt for a tax deduction.  
 
Do not forget our Personal Marketing Workshop. These are FREE services! 
 
Sign up for times for: 
 
Business Card Reader: 
This little device will scan all of those business cards stashed in every 
corner of your home and organize them electronically! 
 
Video of Your Elevator Speech: 
Video equipment will not be available every week so we will schedule your 
video a week in advance. Remember to dress professionally for your close-up 
with Cecil B. DeMille. 
 
LinkedIn Photo: 
You may want to dress professionally to have your picture taken for 
inclusion on your LinkedIn site. We will even help you add it to your site. We 
have settled on blue backgrounds for the photos so keep that in mind when 
selecting your shirt or blouse. 
 
Computer Lab Time: 
The lab is available for you to work on LinkedIn, ask general questions or 
just work on the computer. 
 
Registration and networking starts at 1:00 PM with class from 1:30 PM to 
2:45 PM. There is computer lab time immediately after the meeting until 4:00 if 
anyone needs help with computer questions. The center is Wi-Fi connected so 
feel free to bring your laptop. 
 
Classes are free, dress is casual and there is no obligation, but if you 
care to donate $1.00 to $2.00 to the Free Will Offering it would be 
appreciated. Even though the Senior Center does not charge us, the offering 
helps defray costs and are used to buy equipment and supplies for JSLL in order 
to better serve our membership. 
 
For more information on the JSLL, and to check the calendar of events, 
visit:  www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com 
 
Anticipated JSLL meeting dates and topics may change, so check back 
regularly! 
 
The Job Search Learning Labs is located at the Anderson Township Senior 
Citizens Center, 7970 Beechmont Avenue. When heading east, note that the 
building is on the north side of the street, set back about 100 yards from 
Beechmont Avenue. The driveway is between the fire station to the west and the 
former Hollywood Video building to the east. Look for the flashing yellow 
emergency light. 
 
Begin your week with the Job Search Focus Group and end the week with the Job 
Search Learning Labs. We would love to see you Friday. 
 
Pam Hoctor 
PR Director, JSLL
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