Strengths-Based Job Search Workshop at UCLA Anderson
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: UCLA Anderson, B209 Executive Dining Room
Fee and Registration: $15 (a $55 savings!) for UCLA Anderson alumni, students and staff and MBA alumni guests from other schools
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Want to set yourself apart from your fellow job candidates by persuasively expressing the unique strengths and talents you would bring to a new position? This workshop will help you acknowledge your own talents and strengths and leverage them to get the job you want.
Beverly Weise, President of Leadership Talent Solutions, and Kathryn Ullrich, Director of Alumni Career Services at UCLA Anderson will take you through your strengths and apply these to your job, your branding with your elevator pitch, and your networking.
By leveraging your talents and abilities, areas where you naturally excel, you'll be happier with your job. You will take Clifton StrengthsFinder by the Gallup Corporation prior to the workshop to learn your top five strengths. Then, in the workshop, you'll learn about these strengths and define examples of how these strengths apply to your work and your targeted job function. Taking your strengths further, you'll learn how to turn these examples into short vignettes that will highlight your strengths and abilities during job search.
Lastly, the workshop will culminate with sharing your strengths-based elevator pitch with others during ground rounds of speed networking to kick off the year's job search with a great networking start!
In this workshop presented by UCLA Anderson Alumni Career Services, you will:
- Learn to effectively apply your strengths to your job search;
- Uncover your strengths and how they have contributed to your successes;
- Assess your strengths and how they relate to your target job and industry;
- Articulate your strengths in a way that will communicate the unique value you bring to a new position; and
- Share your strengths and job search objective with other MBA alumni during facilitated speed networking.
Required Prework: Prior to the workshop, you must take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment and bring the results of your top five strengths with you. We will collecting your top five and you be working with those results in framing your personal brand.
If you have not taken StrengthsFinder you can take it on line at Strengths Quest or purchase a book to get an access code:
- Strengths Quest online educational discount (http://bit.ly/SQ1250)
- Books available on Amazon: StrengthsFinder 2.0 (http://bit.ly/SQ1250) or Strengths Based Leadership (http://bit.ly/AmazonSBL)
About Beverly L. Weise ('77, '98):
For over twenty years, Beverly L. Weise, Founder and President of Leadership Talent Solutions, has helped organizations create high performing cultures by unleashing the potential of their employees to align with organizational goals. She helps individuals find ways to bring their whole selves to work, enhancing their performance and joy of work through leveraging their talents and strengths. Previous to founding Leadership Talent Solutions, Bev was Corporate Director of Executive Planning and Development at Northrop Grumman and Executive Director of Interlaw, a global legal network. Bev received her BA in History cum laude from UCLA and an MBA in Organizational Management/HR from UCLA Anderson. She is an ICF certified coach and an adjunct faculty member of Antioch University’s Masters in Organizational Management Program.
About Kathryn Ullrich ('92):
Kathryn Ullrich has a passion for helping people with career advancement. Kathryn leads Alumni Career Services at UCLA Anderson School of Management, providing programs, coaching, and resources for alumni to manage professional success. She is author of the award-winning book, Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career Success, and has been an executive recruiter for fourteen years after careers in strategy consulting with Accenture and software product marketing with Siebel Systems. Kathy has an MBA with top Carter Award honors from UCLA Anderson and a BS electrical engineering, cum laude, from University of Michigan. She is trained in Clifton StrengthsFinders and Birkman assessments.