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The Great Careers Groups provides online career education and networking on Zoom and Clubhouse. We serve the unemployed, underemployed, self-employed, and employed, as well as the organizations (businesses and nonprofits) that employ them. We also support veterans.

You must register for events on our website to get Zoom and affiliate links at https://greatcareers.org/events Meetup is only for advertising our events.

Executive Director 
Lynne M. Williams www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewilliams
484-393-2951 
Email: info@greatcareersphl.org

P.S. The legal entity of this nonprofit is registered in the state of Pennsylvania as the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, but we are dba Great Careers Groups.

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Pennsylvania Conference for Women Virtual

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The Power of Pull Marketing in Your Job Search

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Register by noon Oct 7th at http://mycareertransitions.com/upcoming-mct-meetings

When searching for a new job, would you rather “chase after employers,” or have employers “chase after you?” The choice is YOURS, and you CAN conduct your job search in such a way that employers will take the first step by reaching out to you.

Traditional job search methods include sending out resumes, applying for jobs online, attending job fairs, contacting employers and recruiters, and of course – networking. All of these tasks, collectively, fall under the heading “Push Marketing.” This is because you’re “pushing” your message, hoping that someone will take notice. Even if you do make contact, however, you’ll still have to “convince” the employer of your worthiness. This is the downside of “Push Marketing.”

But when employers perceive you as an expert and discover your credibility “on their own,” they’ll tend to feel “pulled” toward you and even pursue you. This is the primary benefit of “Pull Marketing.”

YOU can be known as an expert, regardless of your professional background or level. The process begins with a fundamental shift in attitude, assumptions, and behavior. To succeed with “Pull Marketing,” you’ll need to:

  • Stop acting like an applicant, and start acting like an expert
  • Stop behaving like a candidate, and start behaving like a consultant
  • Stop being a job seeker, and start being a problem solver
  • Stop making it all about you/your needs, and start making it all about them/their needs

Don’t miss our unique seminar, where you’ll learn how to make this critical shift. You’ll discover the specific tactics, strategies, and tools to master “Pull Marketing” in your job search and long-term career management.

Your shift to “Pull Marketing” may require some extra time and effort “up front,” but the results will be worth it. This innovative approach offers you greater control over the entire hiring process. Best of all, you may never have to search for another job in your life!

Ford R. Myers' Bio:
Ford R. Myers is an award-winning career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC. He is author of the best-seller, Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Ford’s firm helps clients take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve! He has held senior consulting positions at three of the nation’s largest career service firms. Ford’s articles have appeared in thousands of publications and web sites, and he has been interviewed on every major television and radio network. Ford has also conducted presentations at hundreds of companies, associations, and universities. Learn more at https://careerpotential.com.

Tips to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

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Register at https://greatcareers.org/events

Monday speaker meetings are free for members and $5 for non-members.

Members can attend speaker meetings for free for a year and get other benefits https://greatcareers.org/membership

Join us if you are looking for a new opportunity, to grow your career, or if you are in a job transition. We engage in networking as well as career education through our excellent speakers.

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION

How can you define your value proposition, optimize your LinkedIn profile, and leverage it for impact? What do you need to do to increase your exposure, tell your story, and develop your networking strategies?
Did you know:
· LinkedIn has over 830 million users worldwide and welcomes a new member every two seconds?
· LinkedIn is a database that can be mined for relationship building?

This informative workshop will delve into a research-based philosophy and strategies to create a LinkedIn profile that is geared towards viewers with average attention spans of about 7 seconds. You’ll get insights into the role of cognitive neuroscience and how the evolution of the “digital brain” is central to what and how people skim online content.
You’ll discover tips, tricks, and best practices to more strategically format your LinkedIn profile, optimize your use of keywords, and differentiate your personal brand to stand out.

By attending this session, you’ll learn:
· Where in your profile to effectively incorporate keywords and how to research them
· How to clearly brand yourself and develop your “secret sauce” to stand out
· How to strategically format and streamline your profile and headline
· Strategies, tactics, and best practices

SPEAKER BIO

Lynne M. Williams, Ed.D. Candidate, is the Executive Director of the Great Careers Group & BENG a volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides career education and networking connections for 1) job seekers in career transition, including veterans and 2) employed and self-employed for career management. She is also the President of ChemPharma.net, a professional association.
In addition, Lynne writes resumes and LinkedIn profiles and presents unique research-based workshops on LinkedIn, resumes, the Applicant Tracking System, the Art of Networking In-Person & Online, and other career-related, social media, and technology topics. She is currently working on writing her doctoral dissertation on LinkedIn for Job Seekers and is a contributing author to Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love along with the late Dick Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute?.
She writes a weekly career column in Vista.Today Montco.Today Delco.Today Bucksco.Today and other publications with LinkedIn tips and more. Read the SCORE Success Story! The 501(c)3 nonprofit was listed as #1 on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Business Networking Associations in Dec 2020.
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https://greatcareers.org
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Book a call http://bit.ly/BookLynne
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Does Your Resume Pass the 6-Second Test?

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One-hour career education topic speaker from 8:55 AM to 10 AM followed by speaker Q&A and optional networking every Tuesday to 11 AM. Tuesday speaker meetings are free for members and $5 for non-members.

Members can attend speaker meetings for free for a year and get other benefits https://greatcareersphl.org/membership

Join us if you are looking for a new opportunity, to grow your career, or if you are in a job transition. We engage in networking as well as career education through our excellent speakers.

AGENDA FOR SPEAKER MEETINGS

8:55 - 9:00 AM Attendee Check-in
9:00 - 10:00 AM Guest Speaker Introduction & Presentation
10:00 - 11:00 AM Optional - stay for guest speaker Q&A, networking introductions, announcements, landings, upcoming meetings, etc.

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SPEAKER BIO
Bringing 18+ years of recruiting and staffing experience, Melanie started Career & Life Coaching in 2017 to help people find meaning and fulfillment in both their lives and careers. She thrives on helping her clients better understand themselves, understand the job searching process, and help them achieve their goals and land their dream jobs. find their passion, achieve their goals, and succeed in their careers and lives! Her success as a recruiter was driven by her ability to get her candidates hired. It is this innate knowledge of the market that she brings to her clients now as they navigate the job search process.
Melanie helps her clients with everything from Resumes, Job Searches, Interviewing, LinkedIn Strategies, and building a successful personal brand. She thrives on helping her clients better understand themselves, understand the job searching process, and help them achieve their goals and land their dream jobs. find their passion, achieve their goals, and succeed in their careers.
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Where you can find me:
Website: www.findsucceedachieve.com LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniewexler
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AchieveinFindingSuccess Instagram: @mwexlercareercoach
Clubhouse: @Melaniewexler
Twitter:@mwcareercoach

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