Despite the uncertainty of the economy, the San Francisco Bay area and in particular, Silicon Valley are creating jobs again. When the rest of the country is reporting zero job growth (currently at 9.1% nationally) a recent report about the San Francisco Bay Area shows companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Apple Inc., eBay Inc., and Lockheed Martin Corp. have listed thousands of jobs in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. In fact, I have seen an uptick in the work I do as it pertains to hiring, and it makes me feel so fortunate to be living and working in such a vibrant community.
To that end, I am introducing a new segment into my business. This has been an area I have had much passion in and has grown quite organically.
Without further ado, introducing www.connecttohr.com/dreamjob
Helping job seekers gives me the opportunity to fulfill my mission and belief that finding fulfilling work can provide great work/life balance and satisfaction. Within 3 months time of formally rolling out services in the area of job seekers, I’ve had the pleasure of presenting at several amazing non-profits. In May, I was able to present to Phase2Careers, helping the over-40-worker prepare for and find employment. In fact, Phase2Careers founder, Ron Visconti and I plan to continue to collaborate. We co-presented at an event at the NUMMI Redevelopment Center in Fremont, CA to transitional employees (those who were laid-off due to the plant closure). In addition, I presented at CSIX in early August. My presentation focused on the ways social media assists in job searches.
After helping family, friends and co-workers for years with their job search, resumes, LinkedIn profiles and prepare for interviews, it was a natural progression to expand my business to include these services. I invite you to visit my website for more information. You can also visit my Fan Page on Facebook. And if you or a colleague need assistance with your job search, please apply for a Free Dream Job Strategy Session. Just visit my website and click on the application button.
Lastly, in response to my clients, I will be hosting 2 free teleseminars. The first one will be held on October 20, 2011 and the second will be held on November 8, 2011. The teleseminars will focus on the 4 secrets that help many of my clients land their dream job fast. Stay tuned and look out for my update in early October. On this blog, I will be posting weekly tips for job seekers as well as the most current hiring trends in the Silicon Valley and Francisco Bay area.
I would love to hear from you and what you are experiencing in your careers and job searches. Leave me a comment below.
I wish you all the best for a fantastic fall.
P.S. If you or a colleague need assistance with your job search, please visit my website and apply for a FREE DREAM JOB STRATEGY SESSION.
P.P.S. If you know of any groups who would benefit from the presentation:“Social Media in Your Job Search” please let me know.
Michelle Mendoza, SPHR
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We can't guarantee when you will land the job you want. The timing will be influenced by real-world factors such as the requirements and hiring practices of employers, general economic trends, and, most importantly - how you present yourself to prospective employers. What we can guarantee you is that our coaching is focused on strengthening you as to deal with the factor that you control--your presentation skills and content. With your commitment and our working together as a team, we will improve your job-seeking effectiveness.