Live meetings are FREE to attend!
The Jobs Driven Networking Group (JDNG)
A SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com & Christ Church Partnership Project
Our job club meets via webinar every 3rd Thursday to help job seekers strengthen their networking & job search skills.
The speakers have included multiple LinkedIn Experts, a Career Services Director from Notre Dame & Duke University, nationally renowned job search experts, hiring managers, and more. Scroll down to see the list of speakers & topics.
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October 21st Topic: Building Company & Candidate Scorecards
Presenter: Paul Cameron, Founder, SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com
Objective comparisons when evaluating IT talent is a critical component to hiring success. Likewise, objectively comparing employers before accepting an offer in IT is equally important.
In this meeting you will learn:
1. How to build a functional scorecard
2. What to evaluate when hiring AND when searching
3. New ideas in scorecard creation from the larger discussion
Scorecards pull the emotion and quick judgements out of the hiring process for both hiring managers and job candidates.
Hiring managers who say they “know right away” because they can “just tell” if someone fits the job are severely limiting the potential of that job.
In the same way, candidates who “feel great” about a company “even though it wasn’t what I thought I wanted” often figure out why they didn’t want it very quickly after they start working there.
Building a scorecard BEFORE you activate your search dramatically reduces hiring mistakes, especially in IT. Learn why, and how to do it at this meeting.
We are limited to 500 attendees for our meetings, so register now to ensure you have a seat!
11:50am: Paul will open the Zoom Webinar to let people in and chat with the early birds. Attendees who log in before 12pm CST may promoted to “Panelist” status for the purpose of conversation instead talking via chat. The Chat Box will be difficult to monitor during the live discussion.
12pm: The meeting starts with a quick introduction of the topic, sponsors, and speaker, then dive into the meeting.
1pm (1:05pm at the very latest) the meeting ends
Tips Only Please!
Rather than asking for contributions or donations, we employ a tip system for our meetings. It’s like tipping wait staff at a restaurant, but better! For most of us, if the waiter does great or a lousy job of delivering our food, we still leave a good tip because we know they are working hard to serve us. But leaving $20 or just $5 on the table is determined AFTER the service is rendered.
Our Tips work the same way. It doesn’t make sense to pay $15 up front to attend a presentation that may not deliver the value you expect. Likewise, it doesn’t make sense to take valuable information from someone who delivered it in well crafted presentation and then not leave a tip or contribution of any kind for the work they’ve done for you.
Tips give you the best of both options. If the meeting is awful, leave an Advice Tip. If the meeting is great and you value the time the presenter dedicated to creating and delivering the information, then leave a tip commensurate with the service you received.
Both Tip types will indicate which topics delivered value and which ones didn’t. Thanks for participating!
Miss our last meeting? The full replay has been added to this Archive for Members (with all pauses and “can everybody hear me?” time-wasters edited out). If you are logged in as a member, click on the course in the Course Content.
We are meeting online to stay safe!
In the Chicago area, multiple job clubs charge $20 to see ONE of these presentations. We give you instant access to ALL 60+ of these seminars given by some of the same presenters speaking at the other clubs. As a member of our club you can also get first access to every new seminar each month, including the speakers who are exclusive to our club!
This archive is included in the Advanced Networking Course. The networking course does NOT share magical stories of networking lottery winners (“I was standing in line for coffee and…yadda, yadda, yadda…I now work for that guy from the coffee shop!“). Instead you will learn specific, high-probability networking strategies.
Take the course and watch these seminars from anywhere, at any time, and unlike live presentations, you can skip over tips you already know, or rewind to write down the ones you don’t. No more sitting through stories you already heard or missing a tip that was said too fast.
By the way, we remove all the, “can you guys see me?” moments from our videos! Your time is too valuable for that.
There are no long term obligations. On going access to the job club archive is just $10 per month, but if you prefer live meetings at predetermined times for $20 per meeting at the other clubs, you can cancel your $10 Job Club subscription any time with no questions asked…well…with no questions from us anyway, you may want to question yourself about that decision though. 🤣 kidding of course, do what you gotta do, we just hope it’s with us.
You won’t find this collection of seminars anywhere else in the world. If you want results from your networking, take our Advanced Networking course and access this archive!