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DFW job seekers: Get out!

2010-hopefully it will be a year of promise, joy, and jobs!  But can you say that you are meeting the challenge of finding work in the most creative way possible?  One area that many job seekers forget to actively work is in person networking events. 

Lucky for us, there are many networking groups in the metroplex designed to help even the most confused of job seeker find some great leads:

http://www.southlakefocusgroup.com
http://www.careerconnection.org
http://www.standrewumc.org/ministries/careercare/
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/planojobnet/
http://www.careersolutionsworkshop.org/
 

Print up your business cards for little to no cost at sites like www.vistaprint.com or find the paper at your local office supply store and do them yourself.  Either way, come armed with business cards, resumes, and an open mind.  Be prepared to talk about yourself in such a way that in 2 minutes or less, you can communicate not just your skill sets, but what you want to do next.

Do you have a job search group in Dallas/Fort Worth that you'd like to share?  Please feel free to contact me!



Michelle currently serves as a Job Search coach helping professionals make the leap from looking to landed. In addition to her time spent coaching individuals, she delivers a variety of training sessions from Social Networking, Working with Recruiters, Online Resume Posting, and Interview Prep.
 
Michelle possesses over 15 years of diverse experience in functional areas such as recruiting, human resources, coaching, training, organizational development, staffing, sales, sales management, retail, and banking/finance.
 
Prior to working as a job search coach, Michelle made her career in the Placement industry working most recently for the 2nd largest Staffing Company in the World. For this multi-national organization, Michelle served as an Agency Recruiter, Corporate Recruiter, Senior HR Manager, and Area Vice President. During her tenure with this organization, Michelle was also tasked with various Organizational Development programs including the creation of a company wide Career Progression Program. Michelle also served on the three person team that introduced a new “Gen Y” based hiring model that included a greater emphasis on college recruiting/branding and internships. As a result of this experience, Michelle considers her greatest strengths to be talent identification/retention, talent development, and coaching for performance improvement. 
 
In addition to these areas of expertise, Michelle is rapidly growing her knowledge base around Social Media and Web 2.0 as it relates to the work world. She writes a regular blog on job searching that can be found at: http://hireme.typepad.com/michellemorettini/. Want to connect to Michelle? 
Send her an invitation on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michellemorettini
Follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mmorettini.

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