Welcome new PONG members.

Pewaukee Opportunities Networking Group – “PONG” Welcome Letter

“A Contact Sport for Serious Job Seekers” – PONG Slogan

Mission Statement

PONG is a dynamic and interactive networking group for job seekers. Weekly meetings include roundtable introductions, resource/job lead sharing and advice from local career/professional development experts. The PONG slogan reflects the group’s emphasis of active participation in meetings.

When – Mondays, from 8:30 to 10:30 am.

Where – Goodwill Community Services Center, 1400 Nike Dr., Waukesha (park on west side lower lot).

Who – All job seekers welcome! Please silence your cell phones during the meeting.

Cost – FREE. RSVPs not required.

PONG Website – http://pongnetworkinggroup.wordpress.com

The following list of attachments and information is meant to assist the new job seeker in getting ahead of the power curve to landing their next career opportunity.

  1. ELLIE’S LIST OF FREE SE WI JOB NETWORKING SUPPORT GROUPS (see attachment). Attend several if possible.Also attend networking groups in your industry or business professional groups. You can find them on www.meetup.com or www.sparkpeople.com for another support group.
  2. 30 second elevator speech – Be prepared to give someone an idea of what you are looking for and your qualifications in a 30 second brief.
  3. Have business cards that highlight who you are, and what employment opportunities you are seeking. FREE cards can be obtained at www.vistaprint.com.
  4. Have a current/updated resume. Some sources to assist with resumes are the Goodwill Community Services Center and Waukesha County Technical College Workforce Development Center.
  5. Obtain a Linkedin account. www.linkedin.com This is the social media outlet for professionals to network and assist in finding their next employment opportunity.
  6. Be prepared to give CAR stories. “Circumstance/Challenge, Action, Results”
  7. Things to think about having prepared ahead of time, before your next job interview:
    1. 30 – 60 – 90 plan
    2. Poster board with job questions preplanned
    3. Books or websites:
      1. Strength Finders 2.0
      2. www.jobthoughts.com
      3. “The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success” Wayne Breitbarth
  8. Locations for job seeker assistance:
    1. Goodwill Community Services Center, 1400 Nike Dr., Waukesha (park on west side lower lot).
    2. Waukesha County Technical College Workforce Development Center, 892 Main Street, Pewaukee
  9. A small list of websites and other sources for job seekers:
    1. Your school alumni
    2. www.6figurejobs.com
    3. www.theladders.com
    4. www.careerbuilder.com
    5. Company website for employment opportunities
    6. www.dice.com
    7. www.google.com
    8. www.hotjobs.com
    9. IEEE Posting or other professional organization websites posting
    10. www.indeed.com
    11. www.jobcentral.com
    12. www.direcemployers.com
    13. www.juju.com
    14. www.linkedin.com
    15. Facebook and Twitter post job opportunities, www.TweetMyJobs.com
    16. www.monster.com
    17. State Workforce Boards – Local Newspapers
    18. www.usajobs.com
    19. Agencies – Headhunter/Recruiter- Search Firms
    20. www.crossroadscareer.org
    21. www.linkedup.com
  10. Sources for contract to hire, staffing:
    1. Manpower www.manpowerjobs.com
    2. Seek www.seekcareers.com email: Waukesha@seekcareers.com
  11. Websites that show salary ranges for specific jobs:
    1. www.salary.com about 30% higher than reality
    2. www.bls.gov
    3. www.indeed.com
    4. www.glassdoor.com a site to learn about companies from an employee’s view

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