Past Meetup

Kickstart Your UX Career Workshop: Key Elements to a Successful Search

This Meetup is past

14 people went

Price: $25.00 /per person

Cuyahoga Falls Public Library

2015, 3rd Street · Cuyahoga Falls, OH

How to find us

Graefe Room in Cuyahoga Falls Library

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Details

Are you interested in landing a job in the field of user experience design, graphic design, digital media or marketing? Do you just want to further advance in your existing career?

Many of us have the skills and drive to succeed in our careers, but just don’t know where to start their search or take the next step.

This hands-on workshop will offer tips and tactics to conducting a successful job search–from establishing a clear target for your search to connecting to the people and opportunities that will secure your future. Topics include:

* Resume Composition: Writing a Resume that Gets Results
* Personal Branding: Building a Portfolio that Will Get You Noticed
* Leverage LinkedIn: Increasing Your Online Value Ten-Fold
* Interview Skills: Making the Interview a Win/Win

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Cost: $25

Format: Workshop/Hands-On

Time: 9 a.m. - noon

Food: Light Continental Breakfast and Beverages Provided

Location: Cuyahoga Falls Library (Graefe Room)

Sponsor: Votem

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Facilitated by Kris McGuigan

Early in Kris’s career, a supervisor coined the term “professional courage” to describe her direct and fearless approach to problem-solving. Kris McGuigan now brings that same bold outlook to her clients and their career aspirations. Founding Professional Courage, Kris translated 15 years’ corporate success into a targeted mission: empowering career professionals and business owners on a path to maximizing their potential. She built a premier career-services business from the ground up, replacing a 6-figure income within 24 months of leaving her corporate position. Cited by media as Cleveland’s Top Resume Writer, Kris has cemented her reputation as Northeast Ohio’s preferred career partner. With a brand formed by courage and constancy, Kris uses her own story to guide clients and audiences to success in an ever-changing job market. Promoting a focused mindset and providing tools to advance to the next level, she dispels the myth of career management as a commodity. Kris recently earned the prestigious ACRW designation, making her one of only a handful of Academy Certified Resume Writers across the globe to also hold an MBA. A former high school dreamer with a subscription to Forbes magazine, Kris checked a big bucket list item when she was invited to become a member of the Forbes Coaches Council in 2017. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Kris now lives a suitable distance away from downtown traffic with her husband, Rick, their two children – Claire and Matthew – and a feisty retriever named Geoffrey. Claire demonstrates her bravery with backbends while Matt demonstrates his grit on the basketball court.

What to bring
- Notebook or sketchpad
- Any existing resume or portfolio materials