Self-Development Workshops

Contact

Tina Klein, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Launchpad
Rady School of Management
978-406-1248
tina.klein@rady.ucsd.edu

Develop an Outstanding Resume That Gets You Attention and an Interview

Class materials will be distributed via email. Please bring a laptop to each workshop.

You will learn:

  1. Why simply googling “How to Write a Resume” is no longer an effective foundation for crafting the single most important document of your professional career.
  2. What your “unique selling proposition” is and how to successfully differentiate yourself from countless other applicants.
  3. All the essential components of a modern professional resume, focusing on career and academic achievements in a way that grabs the attention of your next employer.
  4. How to craft resume content to truly sell you based on achievements as well as applicable and actionable skillsets in a way that directly communicates your value to your next employer.


Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Stand Out and Get Recruiters Calling

Class materials will be distributed via email. Please bring a laptop to each workshop.

You will learn: 

  1. Why having a professional online brand is critical to securing the kinds of high-end career opportunities you deserve.
  2. How to create an optimized LinkedIn profile that allows you to showcase your most marketable and desirable skill sets and persuades HR managers and recruiters to pick up the phone and call you.
  3. How to use LinkedIn to effectively leverage your professional and social networks to get the inside track to the opportunities that you want while exposing you to more openings on the “Hidden Job Market.”
  4. How to utilize online tools to build offline relationships with tenured professionals for long term career success, mentorship, and mutual benefit.


Interview Confidently, Captivate Your Next Boss, and Land Your Dream Job

Class materials will be distributed via email. Please bring a laptop to each workshop.

You will learn: 

  1. The essential actions you need to take before, during, and after your next professional interview to build your confidence, make you memorable, and positively stand out from the crowd.
  2. How to conduct research and prepare for your next interview to set you up to not be a typical “job seeker,” but a problem solver who makes an immediate and lasting impact.
  3. How to grab and hold onto the interviewer’s attention by telling compelling and professional stories to show your next boss how you solve on the job problems that can directly benefit the organization.
  4. Why your body betrays you in high stress situations and how to channel that energy to come across as confident, personable, and professional.
  5. "The Art of Following Up" and why you should be adding value to your next employer as often as you can.


Accelerate Your Success by Creating an Actionable Job Search Plan

Class materials will be distributed via email. Please bring a laptop to each workshop.

You will learn: 

  1. Why having a clear and actionable plan leads to quicker and greater success while helping you avoid burnout and complacency.
  2. How to create an "Actionable Job Search Plan" that breaks down seemingly large and insurmountable goals into smaller manageable tasks, keeping you on schedule, motivated, and focused.
  3. Why taking smaller, regular action is more effective than trying to sprint your way to a new job, and why it makes your more successful in your career, as well.
  4. What actions to put on your new “Not To-Do List,” so you can maximize your time and efficiency and maintain balance in your home, work, and personal life.


Find Employment In The US As an International Applicant

Class materials will be distributed via email. Please bring a laptop to each workshop.

You will learn: 

  1. The relevant types of work visas, laws, and regulations necessary for obtaining employment in the US from a local attorney.
  2. Particulars of the job application process in the US.
  3. How to leverage your international experience to successfully stand out from other applicants.