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Take Your Job Search to the X-Level

Presented by GECU, in partnership with Xavier Leadership Center.

The live session dates have ended, but you can still view the recorded webinars below.  

Session Details
GECU and Xavier Leadership Center Job Search Webinar Series

Supporting the Community During These Times  

Today’s environment has proven challenging for many; however, none as challenging as those who have either faced unemployment or underemployment due to the pandemic. You may hear about the high unemployment rate – but even closer to home, you may be witnessing it through neighbors, friends, family, or even yourself. 

Aligning with our mission of Improving the Quality of Financial Lives, we partnered with the Xavier Leadership Center (XLC) to present this free, eight-session Take Your Job Search to the X-Level webinar series featuring XLC professional development experts who shared insights on topics from the job search mindset to negotiating an offer. While the live sessions have ended, you can find the recorded sessions below! 


Webinar Sessions 

Getting into the Job Search Market

Getting into the Job Search Mindset

Facilitator: Annette Ballard

Session Details

Are you in the right mindset for your employment search journey? This webinar will prepare you to trust the process and help you to build momentum as you look for your next position. We will discuss the fear factors including apprehensions many experience when selling their talents and strengths. We will offer tools to get you into a beneficial and sustainable mindset for the job search journey.

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Your Personal Brand and Strengths

Your Personal Brand & Strengths

Facilitator: Valerie Plis

Session Details

Every product, every service, and every organization has a brand. Have you ever thought about your own personal brand? We will explore the building blocks of your personal brand to create a message that is clear, concise, and compelling. You never get a second chance to make a first impression — make it one that sets you apart, builds trust, and truly reflects who you are and the value you bring to an organization.

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Telling Your Story: Resume and Social Media

Telling Your Story: Resume & Social Media Tips

Facilitator: Brent Loebig

Session Details

A resume is an essential piece of the job search. What makes some resumes stand out from the pack? This webinar will address some key tips for building a great resume. It will also cover the importance of having a great LinkedIn profile and summary. We will explore ways to connect with LinkedIn groups and introduce the benefits of digital badging to showcase your skills. This webinar will also address additional ways to tell your story through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Effective Job Search Activities and Networking

Effective Job Search Activities & Networking

Facilitator: Annette Ballard

Session Details

There are many activities necessary in the job search process to create success. Managing your job search progression and staying organized is a key element. This webinar will walk through the process of developing a targeted list of companies based on interest and potential culture fit, setting up informational interviews, networking in a virtual environment and more.

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Finding Potential Job Opportunities

Finding Potential Job Opportunities

Facilitator: Jason Nahrgang

Session Details

What are some hidden ways to find potential career opportunities? This webinar will provide tips for maximizing job search tools such as LinkedIn, Monster, Career Builder, Indeed, and Glassdoor to offer insights, information, and tips to help you find and assess available opportunities matching your skill set.

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How to Prepare for and Answer Any Interview Question

How to Prepare For & Answer Interview Questions

Facilitator: Sunitha Narayanan

Session Details

How do you center yourself in your preparation for the interview? It isn’t about having the perfect answers ready, but rather about being authentic and engaging. This webinar will discuss how to use storytelling in answering any interview question. And will give you tools for connecting your answers to your style to make your interview memorable. This confidence building session will help you stand out.

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Getting Ready to Talk to Human Resources

Getting Ready to Talk to Human Resources

Facilitator: Karen Lipscomb

Session Details

Are you prepared for the initial call from the Human Resources recruiter? Do you have a sense of what the recruiter will ask in the interview? This webinar will cover the do’s and don’ts about contacting the internal recruiter, appropriate follow-up activities and timing, assessing the company needs, and more.

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Negotiation in the Job Search Setting

Negotiation in the Job Search Setting

Facilitator: Bonnie Curtis

Session Details

The job search process is not complete until you have the right fit and offer for you. The negotiation process for salary, benefits, and any other factors that make it the right fit is an important final step. Gain the knowledge of what goes into an offer from the company perspective and gain confidence to ask and get what you want.

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Facilitator Bios

Facilitator Annette Ballard

Annette Ballard

Bio

Annette is a Certified Career coach with two plus decades of HR experience. She has helped C-Suite executives, those in transition, and those looking for that key promotion. As a strengths-based leadership coach, she has helped thousands discover their true aspiration and soar to their dreams and purpose. Her specialties include; Career Coaching, Public Speaking, Group Facilitation, Talent Management, Training & Development, Resume Writing, Career Transition, Strengths Analysis & Discovery, Comprehensive Job Development.

Facilitator Valerie Plis

Valerie Plis

Bio

Valerie has over 23 years of experience in Human Resources specializing in Training & Development, Performance Management, and Career & Leadership Development. As a Strengths Performance Coach, Valerie helps leaders and teams identify and leverage their strengths to maximize engagement and improve personal and team performance. Valerie also helps professionals “right fit” their jobs by turning the jobs they have into the jobs they want. Valerie has worked with a diverse group of educational, government, corporate, nonprofit, and private clients throughout the U.S. and other countries. Valerie is an active member of various civic and professional associations including ASTD and ICF. She is the Vice President of Professional Development for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of American Society of Training & Development (ASTD).

Facilitator Brent Loebig

Brent Loebig

Bio

Brent is a career transition consultant works with individuals who can benefit from assistance with job search readiness, resume enhancement and strategies for finding the next opportunity. His professional services experience in consulting, people development, and executive search provides him with the background to help individuals maximize their potential.

Finding Potential Job Opportunities

Jason D. Nahrgang

Bio

Jason D. Nahrgang is the Assistant Director, Career and External Relations, Student Veterans Center at Xavier University. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and perspective to the Student Veterans Center in the areas of coaching, networking, career and veterans transition among myriad other career-centric topics. Jason earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and his commission into the Air Force via ROTC in 1993. He had a lengthy and successful military career retiring from active service in 2014. Along the way, he earned his master’s degree in Leadership and Management and is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources.

Facilitator Sunitha Narayanan

Sunitha Narayanan

Bio

Sunitha Narayanan is a Certified Executive and Leadership Coach. She helps clients build an authentic life by helping them notice how they get in their own way, how they get in other people’s way, and how they can honor and ask for what they need to do the work that matters deeply to them. She is certified in Executive and Leadership Development Coaching. She has a deep and extensive background in a variety of behavioral and leadership assessment tools to analyze data from stakeholders. Her leadership development focuses in the areas of High Potential Development, Performance Management, Committed Teams, Productive Conversations, Curiosity and Innovation. Sunitha is a Career Coach for Xavier University’s MBA program.

Facilitator Karen Lipscomb

Karen Lipscomb

Bio

Karen Lipscomb is a Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor specializing in Workforce Planning, Diversity and Inclusion, Project Management, and Global HR consultation services. She has a proven track record of building high-performing work teams by aligning like-minded talent, providing proper support/resources, and facilitating ongoing collaboration with senior leadership. Karen partners with business leaders to develop and execute workforce plans in anticipation of critical business needs. She has demonstrable experience in recruiting Senior and Executive level talent for growing organizations.

Facilitator Bonnie Curtis

Bonnie Curtis

Bio

Bonnie A. Curtis, Chief Human Resources Officer, Castellini Group of Companies. Bonnie has a long track record of accelerating growth for two very different companies, Procter & Gamble and Castellini. Her experience brings expertise human resources, management, supply chain, and sales. She is also a Ph.D. candidate for Leadership and Change. Bonnie delivers breakthrough results through high performance work systems, communication, collaboration, and negotiation skills. She is a Ph.D. candidate for Leadership and Change.


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