WORKSHOP: NETWORKING STRATEGIES FOR JOB SEARCH – Sept 17, 2014 in Ottawa, ON

NetworkingWayne Pagani (W.P. Consulting & Associates) and Kevin Schafer (Cardinal Career Management Services) are partnering to facilitate a Networking Strategies Workshop for Job Search, September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm, downtown Ottawa.

This is one of a series of workshops designed to equip people for career transition in the Canadian Labour Market.

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Wednesday September 17th, 2014 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location:  
Burnside Building, 151 Slater Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON
Investment:   $25.00
Registration:  Contact Wayne Pagani or Kevin Schafer at 613.299.1833 or by email at wpca.ccs@gmail.com

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Connecting with the decision makers in one’s field of interest is far more effective than sitting at home applying to job boards. Career professionals have noticed, and widely agree, that the vast majority of current job opportunities are found in the “hidden job market”. Most people do NOT find their jobs through postings but rather through their personal and professional networks. Furthermore, thanks to the internet and job boards, the jobs that are posted are often bombarded with applications, making it increasingly difficult for your application to be recognized amongst hundreds, if not thousands of others. We will show you how to create an effective networking strategy.

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Workshop Contents

This 2-hour workshop presents advanced concepts to help the participant gain a practical understanding of networking as a job search strategy and connect with decision makers in the hiring process.

Topics include:

  • Advanced Networking Techniques
  • How to use Value Proposition Theory
  • Personal Branding
  • Social Media for Networking

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Workshop Facilitators

WaynePaganiWayne Pagani is a talented certified career strategist with over 18 years of service delivery in the career development field, complimented by sound experience in the corporate world.

Wayne helps increase marketability for a broad range of clientele through W.P. Consulting & Associates. He is the recipient of multiple Awards of Excellence from Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) and other prestigious associations for contributions in career development. This includes the 2011 Career Management Alliance Mentor Award recognizing individuals who guide others in tradecraft, entrepreneurship, and community building.

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Kevin SchaferKevin Schafer is a Career & Leadership Coach with over 15 years’ experience in high tech and 10 years in the career services industry. Known as a coach who listens and responds to people’s needs, he has enjoyed helping over 500 clients find momentum in pursuing their career aspirations – from executives to students, across all sectors of business.

Kevin is the Founder at Cardinal Career Management Services and a Co-Ambassador for Career Professionals of Canada (CPC). He is an engaging speaker and workshop facilitator, enjoying opportunities to connect with people from all walks-of-life. As a Leadership Coach, Kevin is passionate about helping leaders become better leaders and managers deal with challenging issues in the workplace.

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WORKSHOP: Networking Strategy for Job Seekers – August 20, 2014 – Ottawa, ON

NetworkingWayne Pagani (W.P. Consulting & Associates) and Kevin Schafer (Cardinal Career Management Services) are teaming up to facilitate a Networking Strategy Workshop for Job Seekers, August 20, 2014 at 6:00pm, downtown Ottawa. (PDF flyer)

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Career professionals have noticed, and widely agree, that the vast majority of current job opportunities are found in the “hidden job market”. Most people do NOT find their jobs through postings but rather through their personal and professional networks. Furthermore, thanks to the internet and job boards, the jobs that are posted are often bombarded with applications, making it increasingly difficult for your application to be recognized amongst hundreds, if not thousands of others. Connecting with the decision makers in one’s field of interest is far more effective than sitting at home applying to job boards. We will show you how to create an effective networking strategy.

This is the first in a series of workshops designed to equip people for career transition in the Canadian Labour Market.

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Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Location:   Burnside Building, 151 Slater Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON

Investment:   $25.00 before August 5th, 2014 / $30.00 after August 5th, 2014

Registration:  Contact Wayne Pagani or Kevin Schafer at 613.299.1833 or by email at wpca.ccs@gmail.com

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Workshop Outline

This 2-hour workshop presents advanced concepts to help the participant gain a practical understanding of networking as a job search strategy and connect with decision makers in the hiring process.

Topics include:

  • Advanced Networking Techniques
  • How to use Value Proposition Theory
  • Personal Branding
  • Social Media for Networking

Workshop Facilitators

WaynePaganiWayne Pagani is a talented certified career strategist with over 18 years of service delivery in the career development field, complimented by sound experience in the corporate world.

Wayne helps increase marketability for a broad range of clientele through W.P. Consulting & Associates. He is the recipient of multiple Awards of Excellence from Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) and other prestigious associations for contributions in career development. This includes the 2011 Career Management Alliance Mentor Award recognizing individuals who guide others in tradecraft, entrepreneurship, and community building.

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Kevin SchaferKevin Schafer is a Career & Leadership Coach with over 15 years’ experience in high tech and 10 years in the career services industry. Known as a coach who listens and responds to people’s needs, he has enjoyed helping over 500 clients find momentum in pursuing their career aspirations – from executives to students, across all sectors of business.

Kevin is the Founder at Cardinal Career Management Services and a Co-Ambassador for Career Professionals of Canada (CPC). He is an engaging speaker and workshop facilitator, enjoying opportunities to connect with people from all walks-of-life. As a Leadership Coach, Kevin is passionate about helping leaders become better leaders and managers deal with challenging issues in the workplace.

 

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Presenting at Cannexus 2014 Conference – January 20, 2014

Cannexus 2014

2014 Canadian National Career Development Conference

On Monday, January 20th, I am looking forward to co-presenting at this year’s Connexus National Career Development Conference with one of my colleagues in the industry, Wayne Pagani .

We will be presenting “From Good to Great! – Attract and Retain Clients” – a discussion about what makes career development organizations client-centric, yielding high client satisfaction and changing “customers” into clients, fans and promoters of our services.

If you are a career development professional attending the conference, please drop by our session at 1:30 pm on Monday, January 20th, Room 207. I will also be frequenting the the Career Professionals of Canada booth in the exhibitor’s hall.

Kevin Schafer

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wishing friends, family, colleagues & clients
PROSPERITY, PEACE and JOY
in the coming year and beyond!

Kevin Schafer
Cardinal Career Management Services

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…3…2…1…Launching Your Dreams

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I’m pleased to officially launch Cardinal Career Management Services! So the journey begins!…

Every great company, every great product, every great conquest starts with an idea. Before the first steps are taken, the concept is born. The idea then takes shape, is analyzed, is reshaped, analyzed again and eventually a plan is formed.

Many of us have great ideas, thoughts and dreams floating around in our heads, but when they are stalled in the ideas stage or the planning stage, we don’t even get off the launch pad. It is only when we EXECUTE the plan that our dreams take flight.

What stalls our ideas and dreams? Why do we tend to think and plan and dream, and then stop short of pursuing what we want? My wife has put a saying on the side of our pantry: “DOUBT kills more dreams than failure ever will”. Many of my clients have had great ideas, but also have had a difficult time getting past the doubt to pursue their dreams. I have stood in those shoes myself many times, so I understand the crippling power of doubt and fear.

Cardinal Career Management Services started with ideas…and doubts…and fears. What has helped me through the doubt and fear has been the support and encouragement of those who aren’t as affected by my fear as I am – objective, third-party, knowledgable individuals who I know have my best interests in mind. My wife, foremost, has been an incredible support through all my scary decisions. I’ve had a great professional support group through Career Professionals of Canada, which has provided seasoned, sound advice that I know I can trust. Without their support and encouragement, I know that I would still be sitting on the launching pad…if I would have even got that far.

1. What are your dreams and ideas for moving forward with your career? What ideas are floating around in your head? They may be good ideas or maybe not-so-good ideas, but what are they? Get them down on paper or record them somewhere.

2. Who is your support network? Your support network can provide some good objective perspective regarding the feasibility of your ideas. They likely can help come up with additional ideas as well!

3. What is the plan? If your idea survives your support group, then what? You don’t have to chart out the whole course, but at least know what the next steps are.

4. What are you going to DO about it? A theme that you will see throughout my blogs, my website and my coaching practice is, “From ideas to action”. That’s the scary part – taking the risk to hit the launch button – but it’s also the exhilerating part too. By stepping out with proper planning, due diligence and support, you will discover that you are capable of much more than you feared! You will grow both personally and professionally!

So I encourage you to think about your ideas and dreams, seek support, create a plan…and ACT!

If you need help implementing your career plans or executing a job search, give me a call. I can give you a quick assessment of how I can help. I’d be happy to be part of your support system!

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I will be frequently sharing articles, insights and motivational blogs relating to careers and leadership through the Cardinal website, social media and a periodic newsletter. I invite you to connect with me using the social media “Follow” and/or “Share” buttons at the bottom of each page and sign up for my newsletter using the widget on the left side of each web page.

If you know of anyone who is going through a challenging time in their career, please consider letting them know about Cardinal. I would be pleased to help!

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As a launch special, receive two extra bonus sessions when you sign up during the months of September and October. If you’ve been thinking about engaging a Career Coach, this would be a great time to reach out and inquire how I might be able to help you in your career journey.

 For a free, no-pressure assessment, give me a call:

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