Give Your Career a Boost!

Want to brush up on your job-hunting skills? We can help with a series of Career Transitions Workshops occuring this fall! The five-part series will take place at the Kentwood branch in September, the East Grand Rapids branch in October and the Wyoming branch in November.

Developing Your Personal Brand is aimed at helping you identify — and thus develop and market — your innate talents and describe your key functional, technical and behavioral competencies to set the foundation for effective verbal and written communications.

Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 PM – Kentwood branch
Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 PM – Wyoming branch

Communicating Your Brand includes information about elevator pitches (getting your message across in the time it takes to ride an elevator a few floors), as well as résumés and online profiles, with emphasis on aligning your message with your professional value in the marketplace.

Wednesday, September 12, 6:00 PM – Kentwood branch
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch
Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 PM – Wyoming branch

Networking is aimed at helping you explore strategies and techniques in building and nurturing effective relationships with contacts.

Wednesday, September 19, 6:00 PM – Kentwood branch
Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch
Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 PM – Wyoming branch

LinkedIn Bootcamp will give you tips on optimizing your use of LinkedIn in developing your professional networking experience.

Thursday, September 20, 6:00 PM – Kentwood branch
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch
Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 PM – Wyoming branch

Behavioral Interviewing & Effective Negotiating Strategies will teach you how to create a positive and lasting impression. Learn essential techniques of effective interviewing in today’s job market and strategies to effectively negotiate terms of employment. 

Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 PM – Kentwood branch
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch 
Wednesday, November 28, 6:00 PM – Wyoming branch

Registration is required, and participants can attend one or all events. Please call 616-784-2007 or click on the links above to sign up.

 

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Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!



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