Baby Boomers & Minnesota’s Unemployment Problem

Free workshop for baby boomer job seekers on 11/1/11 from 9am-11:30am. Industry experts will talk about what job seekers can do to get noticed and get hired.
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Oct. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- How one local Maple Grove business owner is part of the solution.

While addressing our nation’s unemployment problem continues to be top on many political agendas these days, one Maple Grove business owner is doing something about it. Jim Bear of J Alan Financial found many of his clients, who had been employed for years, were now finding themselves in the job market again. Baby Boomers have a unique challenge in today’s job market: so much has changed since they last looked for a job. Bear is giving back to his clients and his community by sponsoring his 16th free monthly workshop called You Can Get Hired at the Maple Grove Community Center this Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 from 9am to 11:30am.

Baby Boomers need help with updating their resumes, learning how social media can play an active role in their search, interviewing techniques, staying motivated and networking. At this workshop two industry experts will guide the audience on recognizing and preventing job-search frustration and developing a powerful resume.

The first presenter, personal coach Paulie Skaja-Bell of Dragon Fly Journey, will discuss strategies to minimize negative self-talk, retrain your thoughts and identify opportunities in the current situation. The second presenter is Steve Leavons, a recruiter for Robert Half International, who will be giving the inside scoop of what employers are looking for, and the do’s and don’t’s of resumes and more.

As an added bonus after the workshop, Donae Cotton Photography is offering free head shots to compliment social networking opportunities. Social networking is a key component in the job search and the profile picture is an important part of it! This bonus photo is free to all job seekers and people who have attended the workshop.

From just some of our attendees:

I just wanted to thank you for everything and let you know I got a job! If I wasn't at your seminar, I wouldn't have learned about LinkedIn. ~Karen

I've attended a few of your "Get Hired" events and found them to be very useful. I am very excited to have accepted position. ~Terry

I appreciated your information, and I’ve found a job! ~Cindy

Attended your workshop and learned strategies that I put into play at my next interview, the next day and got the job! ~Dave

You Can Get Hired Workshop, Tuesday November 1st, 2011 from 9am to 11:30am
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Contact: Beth Riegger, or 612-860-9975.

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J Alan Financial sponsors a free monthly workshop focused on helping female baby boomers who now find themselves job searching again. We have experts who talk about what they can do to get noticed and get hired.

J Alan Financial is an independently owned Financial Planning practice located in Maple Grove, MN. The owner, Jim Bear, believes in the "Giver's Gain" philosophy, if he gives back to the community, it will give back to him. Jim Bear has been in the industry for 20 years, married and has 4 children.

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