Job Search Panel Of Resource Experts

  • Mar 26, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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At San Francisco Professional Career Network we go to great lengths to bring our members relevant information and resources that help them find their next job: goal setting, interview skill building, effective networking, self-branding and marketing. That said, it can be easy to overlook less visible resources that offer real value in your job search.

This week SFPCN assembles a panel of five professionals who represent services and products that serve people in job transition. They will give us an overview of their resources and services and share their considerable knowledge and perspectives on career transition services available here in the Bay Area.

Our panelists are:

1. Winne Yu, SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s One Stop Career Link Centers. As the Manager of the Chinatown Center, one of six centers in the city, Winnie oversees career transition activities that include career planning, job search assistance, and retention services.

2. Kate Ryan, Career Counselor, CCSF’s Strategic Career Services. For the 18 years Kate has worked as a career counselor, her clients have benefited from her in-depth career analysis, extensive knowledge of the current labor market, and her background in business management, coaching and training. As a panelist she will share information that will help us access relevant services and resources.

3. Judson Walsh, Director of Business Development, San Francisco Business Times. One of Judson’s main focuses has been facilitating workshops for job seekers, where he guides participants in utilizing the Business Times in their job search and career change.

4. Diane Pleuss, Franchise Consultant, FranChoice, an alternative to the traditional job hunt. She provides free consultation that helps people consider franchise investment in place of traditional employment. Her consultation includes matching franchise opportunities with individual goals, skills and investment level.

5. Victor Nelson, Director of Product Management for BlueChip Exec Career Accelerator, a new software product designed to make finding your next job fast, easy and energizing.

We hope to see you on Tuesday as we comb through the job search resources landscape looking to find the hidden jewel that could take you to the next level!

Program Schedule

We begin networking at 9:00 am. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp. We finish the program by 11:15 a.m.

$1.00 donation requested.

Mass Transit / Parking

The BART 16th & Mission station is a quick two block walk from our location; the MUNI Market & Church Street station is four blocks away.

Inexpensive parking can be found at the Hoff Street Garage, 42 Hoff Street, San Francisco.

Note that Valencia Gardens' parking is restricted to its residents. Parking within its lot by non residents will result in your vehicle being towed at your expense.

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  • Todd Jones D.

    Excellent panel discussion! Thanks to all who spoke, and all who helped make the event happen!

    March 27, 2013

  • Katlin Leda M.

    Got another temp gig at the last moment. :)

    2 · March 25, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Good going Kat. :)

      March 26, 2013

  • Mike B.

    This was probably the most productive SFPCN meeting I've been to and I've attended a number of them.

    March 26, 2013

    • Peter C

      what speaker did you like?

      March 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Good question Peter. I'd say it's a tossup between Victor and Jud Walsh from the SF Business Times. While they were great at answering my question about more effective job searching via LinkedIn, overall they were great and being informative about the whole process in general.

      March 26, 2013

  • Farid De La O.

    What a great experience! I got a lot of good information on job search, and I had the chance to network with a lot of nice people. Thanks people from the San Francisco Professional Career Network for organizing such a nice meeting!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The panelists were well prepared and for the most part, very engaging. I connected most with Winne Yu. She had an infectious energy, was articulate, and provided lots of relevant information. Wish I lived in SF to take advantage of her services. Also, I hope you can bring Judson Walsh back for one of his seminars. Thanks!

    2 · March 26, 2013

  • Rosie B.

    I liked it alot. Obviously very interested and sincere speakers and attendees.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Leigh S.

    Really informative! I'm fired up now to carry on with my job search and career transition goals. Thank you.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Rose H.

    This sounds great! Too bad I am actually working...

    March 26, 2013

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