GSETA Institute Training: Social Media as a Job Search Tool and Professional Resume Writing

Morning Session

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Technology has dramatically changed how people
network, learn about and apply for jobs. Through this interactive workshop,
participants will learn how to use social media such as Facebook, Twitter,
Linked-in, YouTube, and other essential on-line tools. They will have the
opportunity to create a working Facebook page and/or a Linked-in account.
Participants will become familiar with the most common social media sites, how
to use them and the advantages they offer in job searching.


Michele Martin is a social media and workforce learning
consultant with over 15 years’ experience in workforce development.  She
has been using online tools since 1999, when she was co-host of an Internet
radio show, Career Talk, and was using listservs and forums to facilitate
Career Development facilitator certification training.  Michele has
developed and facilitated a number of learning, workforce, and
community-building activities using social media tools for One Stops, WIBs and
nonprofits. She has also presented at numerous conferences and conducted
multiple training sessions on using social media for job search and career
development. She is co-author of a brief on social media use for One Stops
through the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers
University and is providing technical assistance to three state Departments of
Labor (New York, Minnesota and Idaho) on using social media to better connect
and support UI claimants. 

Afternoon session


Did you know that the
average hiring manager spends less than 30 seconds reviewing a candidate's
resume? They don't really read the document; they scan it for keywords, competencies,
and achievement-based content that showcases how a candidate can add value to
an organization. Are you writing resumes that quickly get your clients noticed
by hiring authorities? Participants will receive intensive training from a
professional resume developer in helping them to create the best possible
resumes for their clients. Participants will be provided with a package of
diverse resume samples as well as participating in group resume writing


Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers,
is a multi-certified, multi-award-winning resume writer and career strategist,
the co-creator of the Career Directors International resume writing
certification program, and creator of the industry's first Social Media
Strategist certification program facilitated by The Academies. Ms. Safani has
appeared as a career expert on CNN, CBS, ABC, FOX, and dozens of national radio
shows and her career advice has been published in The New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The San Francisco Chronicle,
AM-New York, Fortune Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, Money Magazine, Oprah
Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Monster, Yahoo HotJobs, AOL, CNN and MSNBC online,
eFinancial Careers, and Dice.


Ruth Kaluski, MS,
has over 20 years of experience in the field of
vocational rehabilitation. Ms. Kaluski is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She was the Associate Director of Job
Placement and Veterans’ Services at ICD, a community based outpatient
rehabilitation facility in New York City. Currently she is the Assistant
Director of the Career Connection Employment Resource Institute at the Mental
Health Association in New Jersey. Ms. Kaluski holds a Master of Science Degree
from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of
Wisconsin at Madison.


Northern/Central Region                                               

June 18, 2013

Middlesex County Fire Academy

1001 Fire Academy Drive

Sayerville, NJ 08872

Southern Region

June 20, 2013

Camden County One Stop Career Center

2600 Ephraim Ave (Rt. 168)

Camden, NJ 08104

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