Sharing knowledge and expertise on career transitions and career advancement.
Presentations, workshops, and keynotes.
Our founder, Julie Shipman, speaks on a number of topics related to career transition and career advancement. She is available for presentations or interactive workshops or as a keynote speaker. A sampling of her most popular topics is listed below.
CAREER COMPASS – FIND YOURSELF, FIND YOUR CAREER PATH
Do you find yourself searching without direction? Are you dissatisfied with your current job but have no idea what you want to do next? Come and learn how to identify your strengths and passion areas. You will learn:
- Your key professional motivators, strengths, and weaknesses
Types of positions that fit your current and future skillset
Time distribution and other fun rankings
Creating your plan and timeline
WHAT CORPORATE RECRUITERS WON’T TELL YOU
Have you ever wondered what happens to your resume once you submit it through a company career site? Does anyone actually see it? If they do, why do you never hear back? Julie will guide you through the “what ifs” of the job search and help you get the insider’s track on how to land that next great position! What you will learn:
- Complete a resume sort activity and learn about the importance of resume formats
- Learn the keys to strong interviews
Discuss the value and necessity of cover letters and thank you notes
Learn how to get the offer you want and how Pay Equity laws impact that
Importance of LinkedIn
INTERVIEWING FOR SUCCESS!
Behavioral, motivational, and technical interviews – plus those odd “if you were an animal, what animal would you be” questions. How do you not only survive the interview but land the job? What you will learn:
- Phone interviews = what’s my goal?
Preparing for Behavioral and Motivational based interviews
In-person interviews: Panel interviews, Traveling for interviews, Interview timelines, Psychological assessments
Trends in hiring and how that impacts interviews
SALARY NEGOTIATION – THE ART OF GETTING THE OFFER YOU WANT:
Money, money, mooooneeeey – Would you like to learn how to negotiate the salary you deserve? Want to learn what the new pay equity laws mean for negotiating? Online salary tools are great – this session will help you use them to your advantage. What you will learn:
- What is pay equity, and why does it matter to me?
Current tips for getting the salary you deserve, including salary negotiation tool
How do companies establish a salary for a particular job – insider information
Researching salaries using online tools
BUILD YOUR RESUME WITH A CORPORATE RECRUITER
How do you write a resume that will get corporate recruiters to notice you? Have you ever wondered what really happens to your resume after you submit it online? In this course, participants will leave with a new resume customized to the type of position(s) they want. You will learn:
- Why format is as important as content
How to navigate the online application process
When to use a cover letter
How to create a LinkedIn profile that generates recruiter in-mails
JWS Group is proud to offer the following workshops for employers:
Hiring Manager Training – how to improve your candidate pools, ask thoughtful interview questions, increase your offer acceptance rates and ultimately employee retention.
Career Compass for the Internal Employee – how to identify and develop your career internally.
New Manager Training – a practical workshop for new and first time managers on hiring and employee retention.
JWS Group can also customize training workshops based on employers’ needs around the topics of recruitment and retention. JWS Group is fully prepared to deliver online learning as well as instructor-led workshops.
Recommendations made a big impact…
I am very grateful for your detailed review and through analysis of my resume. Your recommendations made a big impact on how professional my online profile looked and as a result I had quite a few companies contact me with open positions they have available.
– Okan, Sr. IT Leader