Past Career Workshops/Webinars

Apex Summit Icon

   Job Search Resources and Tips

Edit
  
  
  
EventDescription
  
Keywords
  
  
  
Edit
  
https://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/PublishingImages/ask%20us%20anything%20panel.pnghttps://apexsystems.zoom.us/rec/share/ydVfBZvK51lOUKv880-HHbIsBL3hX6a81iRP_vILzR2f2uFO97Vgd-sH-cAlniJa
This ‘Ask Us Anything: Job Search Q&A Panel’ addresses these questions, which were submitted in advance by attendees:
1. Should I apply for jobs where I don't have all the requirements? Are the requirements listed in job postings real requirements?
2. I have applied for 200+ jobs and haven't heard anything back. Why? How can I talk to someone?
3. How else can I find a job outside of applying to online postings?
4. Who should I do a mock interview with to be as prepared as possible?
5. How else can I stand out in a really competitive market?
6. My biggest challenge is Ageism. How do I get past that?

Speaker Bio for Cate Murray and Erica Woods:
Cate is responsible for managing the nationally-based talent acquisition strategies of the Apex Systems PMO and Business Analysis Practice. During her time with Apex, she was previously responsible for leading our delivery function of the Ohio markets; which, included managing a team of skill-based recruiters as well as helping clients source and attract teams of proven performers across the IT spectrum. Throughout her 13+ year career in IT Staffing, Cate has performed various roles within recruiting and account management, including leading the efforts for supporting the needs of our clients’ PMO office. Her specialties include recruiting, management, and training around areas such as: recruiting best practices, career services, and other areas within professional development. Cate holds her PMP certification from PMI and she is a speaker at Project Summit*Business Analyst World conferences, as well as PMI and IIBA PDD events. Prior to joining Apex, Cate earned her BA in Mathematics and Economics from Boston College.

Erica is the Director of Contractor Programs and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support and add value to their IT Contractor Community of 16,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and acts as a technical community evangelist for various STEM programs/nonprofits. She has 15 years of experience in the IT staffing world and an MBA from Loyola University. She is a Professional and Career Development Author for the MSSQLTips.com online technical community, presents Career Development sessions for various communities, including SQL Saturdays, Code Camps, PMI PDDs, BA World conferences, and provides internal and external Team, Attitude and Performance Coaching.
8/13/2020 11:00 AMJob SearchJob Search Resources and Tips 45 minutes
Edit
  
https://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/PublishingImages/EntryLevelJobSeekers.pnghttps://apexsystems.zoom.us/rec/share/7tx1Eevv3ENLYo2KyxvSdrAIF6DZT6a8gScWqfQFyvOh7Pgor5yhalzT00Lhfx0
Finding a job isn’t an easy task. Add limited to no professional experience into the equation and it becomes more difficult. How can you overcome this challenge as an entry or junior level job seeker? This webinar focuses on strategies to improve your chances of landing that job with resume tips, job search tactics, interview advice, skills building strategies, networking and more!

Speaker Bio for Chelsea Derr,  Erica Woods, and Steven Meyer:
Chelsea is Apexs' Senior Career Coach, where she provides consultations, writes articles and delivers presentations around core job search topics, including: resumes, LinkedIn profiles, working effective with staffing firms and recruiters, how to identify companies to grow your 'Prospect List,' interviewing, and how to stand out during the job search and interview process.

Erica is Apexs' Director of IT Contractor Programs and Philanthropy, with 15+ years of staffing in the IT space. She also writes career readiness and skills development articles for the MSSQLTips community and presents through a variety of communities, including IIBA, PMI, Meetups, Code Camps, SQL Saturdays, BA World conferences, and coding schools and other STEM programs.

Steven spent his first 10 years at Apex as a Recruiter for our Kansas City office, primarily supporting Project Managers, Business Analysts, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and Product Owners in their job search. He now is a Delivery Analyst, where he supports our national PMO recruiting practice through training, coaching, understanding client hiring needs, and doing other tasks to support our hiring efforts in the PMO space!
5/14/2020 1:00 PMJob SearchJob Search Resources and Tips 63 minutes
Edit
  
https://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/PublishingImages/8%20Key%20Hacks%20for%20a%20Better%20Job%20Search.pnghttps://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/SiteAssets/Videos/8%20Key%20Hacks%20for%20a%20Better%20Job%20Search%20-20200204%201826-1.mp4
Have you ever heard someone say "my job search was easy!" Yeah, we haven't either. In this workshop, learn 8 key tips to ensure you come across job prospects that interest you, get more interview requests from your application, crush your interview, and more!

Here's the 8 key tips and activities we'll discuss best practices and resources around:
1. Technical trends research & top training and development resources
2. Resume optimization
3. Understanding market worth
4. Utilizing effective job search resources
5. Effective outreach (i.e. going the "Referral Route" and/or using a 2nd outreach channel)
6. Fine-tuning your professional elevator pitch
7. Effective interview preparation
8. Additional "candidate credibility" suggestions, such as recommendation sharing and a post-interview Thank You

***Recommended Reading:
1. Our Resume Cookbook --> https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/5903/resume-cookbook-for-technology-job-seekers/
2. This has a great list of job boards to check out --> https://novoresume.com/career-blog/job-search-sites

 Speaker Bio for Erica Woods and Steven Meyer:
Erica is Apexs' Director of IT Contractor Programs and Philanthropy, with 15+ years of staffing in the IT space. She also writes career readiness and skills development articles for the MSSQLTips community and presents through a variety of communities, including IIBA, PMI, Meetups, Code Camps, SQL Saturdays, BA World conferences, and coding schools and other STEM programs.

Steven spent his first 10 years at Apex as a Recruiter for our Kansas City office, primarily supporting Project Managers, Business Analysts, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and Product Owners in their job search. He now is a Delivery Analyst, where he supports our national PMO recruiting practice through training, coaching, understanding client hiring needs, and doing other tasks to support our hiring efforts in the PMO space!
2/4/2020 1:30 PMJob SearchJob Search Resources and Tips 48 minutes
Edit
  
https://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/PublishingImages/ask%20us%20anything%20panel.pnghttps://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/SiteAssets/Videos/Ask%20Us%20Anything%20Job%20Search%201212.mp4
This 'Ask Us Anything' addresses:
1. How to best find job leads
2. Applying for jobs, and whether to apply even if you don't have all the requirements (spoiler alert: YES, apply if you have 75-80%+ of the requirements)
3. The benefits of Cover Letters and how to customize per application/job
4. Follow up protocol throughout the job search and interviewing process
5. Getting started with networking and how to network to benefit your job search
6. Navigating the Recruiter "screening calls" and tips for working with Recruiters
7. How to work with Apex, and how we operate

***Recommended Reading - This has a great list of job boards to check out --> https://novoresume.com/career-blog/job-search-sites*** 

Speaker Bio for Chelsea Derr and Erica Woods:
Chelsea is Apexs' Senior Career Coach, where she provides consultations, writes articles and delivers presentations around core job search topics, including: resumes, LinkedIn profiles, working effective with staffing firms and recruiters, how to identify companies to grow your 'Prospect List,' interviewing, and how to stand out during the job search and interview process.

Erica is Apexs' Director of IT Contractor Programs and Philanthropy, with 15+ years of staffing in the IT space. She also writes career readiness and skills development articles for the MSSQLTips community and presents through a variety of communities, including IIBA, PMI, Meetups, Code Camps, SQL Saturdays, BA World conferences, and coding schools and other STEM programs.
12/12/2019 11:00 AMJob SearchJob Search Resources and Tips 55 minutes
Edit
  
https://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/PublishingImages/14%20Strategies%20for%20an%20Effective%20Job%20Search-360x360%20(1).png
It’s no surprise that searching for a job can be a very stressful time. Some people believe the job searching process causes as much anxiety as buying a house or planning a wedding.

We’ll highlight our top 14 job search strategies, including advice around best resources for identifying job leads, how to work with Recruiters, follow up protocol on your application/s, resume best practices, candidate branding/marketing, ways to differentiate yourself amongst other applicants, interviewing best practices, communicating with confidence, consideration criteria for evaluating your options, and more. You’ll walk away with 2-3+ suggestions that will make your job search more effective AND less anxiety filled!

Speaker Bio for Cate Murray and Erica Woods:
Cate is responsible for managing the nationally-based talent acquisition strategies of the Apex Systems PMO and Business Analysis Practice. During her time with Apex, she was previously responsible for leading our delivery function of the Ohio markets; which, included managing a team of skill-based recruiters as well as helping clients source and attract teams of proven performers across the IT spectrum. Throughout her 13+ year career in IT Staffing, Cate has performed various roles within recruiting and account management, including leading the efforts for supporting the needs of our clients’ PMO office. Her specialties include recruiting, management, and training around areas such as: recruiting best practices, career services, and other areas within professional development. Cate holds her PMP certification from PMI and she is a speaker at Project Summit*Business Analyst World conferences, as well as PMI and IIBA PDD events. Prior to joining Apex, Cate earned her BA in Mathematics and Economics from Boston College.

Erica is the Director of Contractor Programs and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support and add value to their IT Contractor Community of 16,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and acts as a technical community evangelist for various STEM programs/nonprofits. She has 15 years of experience in the IT staffing world and an MBA from Loyola University. She is a Professional and Career Development Author for the MSSQLTips.com online technical community, presents Career Development sessions for various communities, including SQL Saturdays, Code Camps, PMI PDDs, BA World conferences, and provides internal and external Team, Attitude and Performance Coaching. Erica is a Co-Founder of the ‘Baltimore Techies for Good’ Meetup group, and Co-Founder/Co-Organizer of the Tampa Tech4Good Meetup group, which are monthly events that bring together technical and marketing folks looking for skills-based volunteering opportunities with nonprofits in need of technology help/guidance.
8/29/2019 11:00 AMJob SearchJob Search Resources and Tips 60 minutes
Edit
  
https://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/PublishingImages/MilitaryPMAlliance360x360.jpghttps://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/SiteAssets/Videos/The%20Military%20%20Project%20Management%20Alliance%20%E2%80%93%20How%20to%20Transition%20from%20Military%20into%20a%20PM%20Career%20with%20Jay%20Hicks-20190221%201602-1.mp4
The roots of modern-day project management and the military are tightly interwoven. Many of the current tools in use throughout commercial project management were initially developed by the military to propel the nation forward in times of crisis. Modern project managers and military service members share a common history. Could there be more to this linkage than meets the eye? As a transitioning military professional, you have a unique opportunity to become commercial project manager.

Learning Objectives
1. Gain an understanding of the history of project management and its roots in the United States Military.
2. Learn the close relationship between commercial project management and the warfighter.
3. Provide transitioning military service members a simplified method to become project managers.

Speaker Bio for Jay Hicks:
Jay Hicks is an author, instructor and consultant, with 33 years of business and government leadership experience. After a distinguished Army career, Jay developed multiple project management organizations for several defense corporations. With special kinship for military personnel, Jay provides guidance on successful military transition through his company, Gr8Transitions4U. To that end, Jay has published “The Transitioning Military Project Manager”, along with 4 other books in “The Transitioning Military Book Series”, assisting numerous military personnel and their quest for a successful and lucrative post-military career. Jay is the Director of Programs for S4, Inc. in Tampa, Florida.
2/21/2019 11:00 AMMilitary; Job SearchJob Search Resources and Tips 53 minutes
Edit
  
https://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/PublishingImages/14%20Strategies%20for%20an%20Effective%20Job%20Search-360x360%20(1).pnghttps://www.apexsystems.com/CE/CareerReadiness/SiteAssets/Videos/14%20Tips%20for%20a%20Successful%20Job%20Search-20180726%201500-1.mp4
It’s no surprise that searching for a job can be a very stressful time. Some people believe the job searching process causes as much anxiety as buying a house or planning a wedding.

We’ll highlight our top 14 job search strategies, including advice around best resources for identifying job leads, how to work with Recruiters, follow up protocol on your application/s, resume best practices, candidate branding/marketing, ways to differentiate yourself amongst other applicants, interviewing best practices, communicating with confidence, consideration criteria for evaluating your options, and more. You’ll walk away with 2-3+ suggestions that will make your job search more effective AND less anxiety filled!

***Recommended Reading -
1. This has a great list of job boards to check out --> https://novoresume.com/career-blog/job-search-sites
2. Here's our comprehensive Resume Cookbook --> https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/5903/resume-cookbook-for-technology-job-seekers/ 
7/26/2018 11:00 AMJob SearchJob Search Resources and Tips 60 minutes