Registration is open! San Diego,CA September 18-21, 2019

2019 Tapia Conference

From Zero to Job Search: Leveraging a Framework to Get Unstuck

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 11:10AM-12:10PM


Searching for a job is intimidating. Whether you are nervous to start your job search, or in the middle and feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. How do you go from “What do I want to do with my life?” to feeling ready to interview? In this workshop we’ll talk about what to do when you’re feeling stuck and present a practical framework that makes the job hunt manageable. Thousands of articles dole out resume tips and cover letter advice, but what do you do when you’re feeling too frustrated, defeated, or paralyzed to take action? We’ll unpack the part of the job search no one is talking about (but everyone is experiencing): the very real feelings that can keep us from moving towards our goals. Then we’ll dive deep into shifting your focus to reignite your momentum. Executing on your job search starts way before you interview, but how does this big undertaking break down into action items? We’ll present a framework that breaks the job search into phases, starting from what you want for yourself and what you want in a company, through professional presence, networking, applying, and interviewing. We’ll walk through each phase, talking about what questions you’ll answer there, and identifying specific steps to take. You’ll leave feeling energized with manageable next steps for your job search, the tools to unstick yourself, and the confidence that you’ll be able to tackle the next phase when you’re ready.

Workshop Presenters:
Kate Reading, Engineering Manager, Asana
Christine Nowicki, Career Coach, Choice Insights