Upcoming Program Schedule & Holidays

See instructions below for connecting to our Virtual Meetings. 

12/6/2021

Speaker:    Jeffery Kurtz
Program:  How to use the Direct Approach in your job search.

In this session you will learn a process for contacting hiring managers and senior leaders directly, to see if they have a need for your services and expertise. This approach is another way to uncover hidden opportunities in your target companies, in addition to your networking efforts.

When using the direct approach, you mail a hard copy letter or attach it in an email to a hiring manager / senior leader in a department that aligns with your skills, experience, and interests. You then follow up with a phone call to this individual.

You may have heard career coaches & counselors talk about a “pain” letter or value prop (proposition) letter. This is the letter used in the direct approach. Regardless of what we call it, it’s essentially the same thing and process.

Please join me in this session to learn how to use the direct approach in your job search. For BEST experience we suggest you try the following homework:    Using the Direct Approach 12/6/2021 – Homework   

Jeff is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Nexus in Firestone, CO. He works with home buyers, sellers, and investors that want to increase their financial wealth. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Jeff worked in the talent development field for over 15 years. He has an extensive background in corporate training, career coaching, executive coaching, and performance consulting. Jeff previously worked for ManpowerGroup, Right Management Consultants, and CareerTrack. When his position at ManpowerGroup was eliminated, Jeff reinvented himself and started a real estate business in 2017. Even though he is a full-time REALTOR®, Jeff still has a passion for helping people with career development and volunteers with Longs Peak Networking (LPN) in Longmont.

12/13/2021

Speaker:    Esther Ferry
Program:  Staying Engaged.

12/20/2021 - Christmas Week - No meeting.

12/27/2021 - New Years Week - No meeting.

 

Meeting Access:

All meetings start at about 9:30. Please join us at around 9:15 for some additional discussion before we begin our program. These virtual meetings will help provide opportunities to:

  • Keep motivated
  • Interact with others
  • Share tips
  • Practice video meetings—Employers who are hiring are using this tool for interviewing. You may need to use it for working from home.
  • Network with others. We’ll have questions for discussion

 Here’s how to get the most out of online meeting.

  1. This Link will allow you to download a version of Zoom that includes the Log on info: 
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/824361161?pwd=dWNTWUdBQ3crQTZhWHhoZ1ZTSERFUT09
    Just click this link, or enter it into your Web Browser.
  2. If you have a Zoom account, or have the software already installed, then you can log into the meeting directly. Meeting ID=824-361-161 Meeting Password =1234567
  3. As the meeting time nears, click on the Zoom Link to download the software or sign on with the login information directly into your currently installed zoom software. Please note if you're having problems setting up zoom software or getting connected you can contact Mark Wright at NocoNet@Micropos.us for some free IT support or practice before our Monday meeting.

 Tips for our meeting and other online meetings:

  • Use a device with a camera if possible so you can better participate. If you need to use your phone, you can still speak up, but we would love to see you on the screen. Also your phone will not show the slides. We’ll strive to provide other channels for information, but we love participation.
  • Since we plan to be on the screen, dress for success! Be groomed and dressed as you would usually attend NoCoNet.
  • When not speaking, keep your microphone muted. 
  • Make sure your name is displayed. You can set it by clicking "more" by your name in the "participants" window, and selecting "rename".
  • Display the "Chat" window (icon at the bottom of the main screen.) Information will often be shared through this window, and it is often used to ask questions. 
  • Also in the Chat window, you can network by sending private messages to other participants.
  • We can provide proof of meeting attendance for Unemployment benefit claims. Email us!