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Founded in 2009 by now-CFO of The Entrust Group, Gary Kowalski, the San Francisco Professional Career Network (SFPCN) is a business professional and job search supporting community which provides a welcoming forum to learn, share, and announce goals and needs in your career search and transition.

Many of us are looking for a new job, but are struggling to find one. The best way to enhance your job prospects is by expanding your network and the search strategies you use. The mission of SFPCN is to help you build upon each of these by assembling professionals from a broad range of industries and providing a forum where you can learn, share your experiences, announce your goals and needs, and find new job search strategies. Programs are arranged in three formats:

1) Job search skill development workshops: We cover all the fundamental skills necessary for the job search, including effective networking, interviewing, building PAR stories and developing your personal brand. The workshops promote lots of interaction between members and lead to natural networking between those who “connect” in some way. It’s always fun and productive, and the workshops keep your skills sharp!

2) Program speakers: SFPCN presents vibrant speaker programs that will add to your business knowledge and job searching tool kit. Recent speakers have included acclaimed author Nancy Anderson, LinkedIn expert Jason Alba and motivational speaker Allison Massari. Presentations run from 60 to 75 minutes, including a Q & A session.

3) Pure Networking: These are gatherings that provide an opportunity for members to get to know one another in an informal, relaxed environment. We share ideas, strategies, stories, and enjoy ourselves. It’s a great way to join in for those who find informal gatherings more convenient. The better we know one another, the more we can help one another.

Our group is friendly, dynamic, and receptive, and can be a real catalyst in propelling your job search. All generations are welcome from centennials to millennials to generation x people to even baby boomers.

Please feel welcome and join us!

Upcoming events (4)

Strategic LinkedIn and Networking Workshop

JOE & THE JUICE

The topic of this workshop will be on strategic networking and what you need to do to make it work for you in your job search. Workshop will be broken down in several parts: Stage 1 - Job Seeker Introductions -What brought you to this workshop? What are you hoping to learn? -Where are you located? -What career or position do you work in or want to work in? Why this path? -What's your favorite food and/or drink? Stage 2 - Strategic LinkedIn Networking -What's LinkedIn and how does it work? -What's an effective profile? What speaks out to business professionals (hiring manager, hr, recruiter, etc.)? -What do you need to do on LinkedIn that can help your job search? This includes 2nd degree connections, appropriate LinkedIn settings, groups, update posts, blog posts, etc. -Any tricks of the trade that are important to utilize on LinkedIn? -Compare and Contrast Your LinkedIn profile with your Resume. Both need to be consistent. Stage 3 - Networking -What is networking and how does it work? -Where do you network? -Where would you like to network? -What options are there to make connections which can help you in your job search? -Any other resources that can help? It's recommended you order food and/or drinks at the cafe. Also, please bring your notebook and your resume handy so you can learn how to brand yourself better when you connect with professionals at events or online. Donations encouraged but not required. We'll have San Francisco Business Times articles ready for you to take and to use for your own job search. The moderator for this workshop will be Michael Briggin, Principal Consultant of Tomorrow Future Consulting, who is a marketing strategy and business relationship advising expert. You can view the website of the company as follows: www.tomorrowfutureconsulting.com

Strategic LinkedIn and Networking Workshop

JOE & THE JUICE

The topic of this workshop will be on strategic networking and what you need to do to make it work for you in your job search. Workshop will be broken down in several parts: Stage 1 - Job Seeker Introductions -What brought you to this workshop? What are you hoping to learn? -Where are you located? -What career or position do you work in or want to work in? Why this path? -What's your favorite food and/or drink? Stage 2 - Strategic LinkedIn Networking -What's LinkedIn and how does it work? -What's an effective profile? What speaks out to business professionals (hiring manager, hr, recruiter, etc.)? -What do you need to do on LinkedIn that can help your job search? This includes 2nd degree connections, appropriate LinkedIn settings, groups, update posts, blog posts, etc. -Any tricks of the trade that are important to utilize on LinkedIn? -Compare and Contrast Your LinkedIn profile with your Resume. Both need to be consistent. Stage 3 - Networking -What is networking and how does it work? -Where do you network? -Where would you like to network? -What options are there to make connections which can help you in your job search? -Any other resources that can help? It's recommended you order food and/or drinks at the cafe. Also, please bring your notebook and your resume handy so you can learn how to brand yourself better when you connect with professionals at events or online. Donations encouraged but not required.

Strategic LinkedIn and Networking Workshop

JOE & THE JUICE

The topic of this workshop will be on strategic networking and what you need to do to make it work for you in your job search. Workshop will be broken down in several parts: Stage 1 - Job Seeker Introductions -What brought you to this workshop? What are you hoping to learn? -Where are you located? -What career or position do you work in or want to work in? Why this path? -What's your favorite food and/or drink? Stage 2 - Strategic LinkedIn Networking -What's LinkedIn and how does it work? -What's an effective profile? What speaks out to business professionals (hiring manager, hr, recruiter, etc.)? -What do you need to do on LinkedIn that can help your job search? This includes 2nd degree connections, appropriate LinkedIn settings, groups, update posts, blog posts, etc. -Any tricks of the trade that are important to utilize on LinkedIn? -Compare and Contrast Your LinkedIn profile with your Resume. Both need to be consistent. Stage 3 - Networking -What is networking and how does it work? -Where do you network? -Where would you like to network? -What options are there to make connections which can help you in your job search? -Any other resources that can help? It's recommended you order food and/or drinks at the cafe. Also, please bring your notebook and your resume handy so you can learn how to brand yourself better when you connect with professionals at events or online. Donations encouraged but not required. We'll have San Francisco Business Times articles ready for you to take and to use for your own job search. The moderator for this workshop will be Michael Briggin, Principal Consultant of Tomorrow Future Consulting, who is a marketing strategy and business relationship advising expert. You can view the website of the company as follows: www.tomorrowfutureconsulting.com

Strategic LinkedIn and Networking Workshop

JOE & THE JUICE

The topic of this workshop will be on strategic networking and what you need to do to make it work for you in your job search. Workshop will be broken down in several parts: Stage 1 - Job Seeker Introductions -What brought you to this workshop? What are you hoping to learn? -Where are you located? -What career or position do you work in or want to work in? Why this path? -What's your favorite food and/or drink? Stage 2 - Strategic LinkedIn Networking -What's LinkedIn and how does it work? -What's an effective profile? What speaks out to business professionals (hiring manager, hr, recruiter, etc.)? -What do you need to do on LinkedIn that can help your job search? This includes 2nd degree connections, appropriate LinkedIn settings, groups, update posts, blog posts, etc. -Any tricks of the trade that are important to utilize on LinkedIn? -Compare and Contrast Your LinkedIn profile with your Resume. Both need to be consistent. Stage 3 - Networking -What is networking and how does it work? -Where do you network? -Where would you like to network? -What options are there to make connections which can help you in your job search? -Any other resources that can help? It's recommended you order food and/or drinks at the cafe. Also, please bring your notebook and your resume handy so you can learn how to brand yourself better when you connect with professionals at events or online. Donations encouraged but not required. We'll have San Francisco Business Times articles ready for you to take and to use for your own job search. The moderator for this workshop will be Michael Briggin, Principal Consultant of Tomorrow Future Consulting, who is a marketing strategy and business relationship advising expert. You can view the website of the company as follows: www.tomorrowfutureconsulting.com

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