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New Meetup: Advice from a career coach

A former member
Sharon Staley and Marc Miller have arranged for a real treat for December 9th. Based on all of the great feedback you gave us about what you want to see, we've focused on building something unique; a grand finale for the year. We've worked with the President of Northern California Human Capital Services, Al Chiara, to come up with a unique presentation about the top topics that concern you in your job search.

This will be our last meeting of 2010, and it's the perfect time to realign your job search strategy as we approach the holiday season. December is a time both for end-of-year blitz hiring and yet also for vacations and holiday shutdowns (and therefore a time to get organized for 2011). Let's make one last stab at helping you get a new job this year, and failing that, use the quieter, last two weeks of December to prepare for a fresh, organized, and strategic start to 2011.

What: Advice from a career coach

Who: Al Chiara, President of Northern California Human Capital Services (a career coaching firm)

When: Thursday, December 9, 2010 6:15 PM

Price: $1.50 per person

Where: HILLSDALE HUMC
303 -36TH AVENUE classroom #1 of Wesley Wall
San Mateo, CA 94403
650-345-8514

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Topics:
1. How to identify and stay focused on the job that will be best for you
2. Who should be your target hiring manager, and understanding what they're looking for
3. How do you pitch yourself
4. Networking with the people who will influence the hiring manager's decision
5. Lasting impressions -- thank you notes and the importance of following up to keep yourself fresh in the hiring manager's memory

Presenter Bio: Over the past 20+ years, Al Chiara has coached job candidates ranging from new grads to C-level executives with annual pay ranging from $50,000 to $390,000. Al has collected talent from his existing client base to launch many new businesses, 5 of which are still in operation today or were acquired. Unique to Al is his ability to match candidates' professional styles to the cultures of local companies to find the right fit. His clients have been hired at numerous companies, including Cisco, Intuit, Adobe, University of Phoenix, Symantec, Apple, IBM and H.P. as well as hundreds of smaller companies throughout Northern Cal and around the world.



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