You Got the Job! Now, Consider this Real Possibility
– Josh Goldwasser
Congratulations! After months of excruciating effort, you’re staring down the final deadline on the most important presentation of your career. The conference begins in two days, and before you can step up to the podium, you still need creative assets added to your slides, marketing messages approved, and the final thumbs-up from the leadership team.
But your contracted creative team is in Los Angeles, your part-time marketing director just got married and moved to Chicago, and your entire board of directors is tied up in meetings this week in midtown Manhattan.
If this sounds like your worst nightmare, you’re in the right place.
The prospect of collaborating with a geographically diverse team can be intimidating and even bewildering — but it’s the new normal, and we’re not going back to the old way anytime soon. If you’ve never had the time to become proficient with online collaboration tools like Dropbox, Google Docs, Slack, and GoToMeeting, there’s no better time to begin that process than right now.
My name is Josh Goldwasser. As a former educator and technical director, I’ve taken the opportunity to combine two of my vastly different passions towards a single purpose: teaching practical technology skills in an approachable, digestible, relaxed format.
Please join me on Tuesday, August 29th from 10:30 to 11:15 for a laid-back (yet informative!) overview of online collaboration tools with some time for questions afterwards.
I look forward to seeing you there! Register Here for my TALK – Collaborating In The Cloud
Events Fall 2017
· Collaborating in the Cloud – August 29, 10:30am – NEXT WEEK
· Updating Your Resume Following a Career Break – September 13, 10:30am
· Should I Set Up An LLC ? – TBA
· The Value of Self-Assessment in the Return-to-Work Process – September 19, 10:00am
· Organizing Your Life with Microsoft OneNote – October 2, 10:30am
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· JOIN US on September 6 !
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· Resume Review
· Personal Assessment and Coaching
My Return-to-Work Story
by Robin Gilson
I had been toying with the idea of going back to work for years, but how could I go back after so much time spent raising kids, managing a household and focusing on my tennis game? In my past life, I had been an attorney, but now I had a brain full of Spongebob. And the longer I dithered, the more impossible it seemed. Then, in 2012, I got divorced, which provided the necessary nudge.
I saw immediately that the world had changed. You don’t mail your resume: you navigate through websites, upload and submit. If this was just applying, how had technology changed in the actual work place? Modernizing myself technologically was essential, so I enrolled at a local computer learning center. At least I could put proficiency in Word, Powerpoint and Excel on my resume. This was a great investment. As I learned later, proficiency with Powerpoint and Excel are essential to many job roles.
I also asked a friend who had reentered the work world after years spent at home for advice. “Getting a job is easier when you have a job, so just take something, do it for a year, and then you’ll be able to find what you want.”
Maybe so, but I had been an attorney. Plus I had a master’s degree in English. How hard could this be? I wasn’t trying to be a partner at a law firm (I didn’t really want to go back into law), or an executive at a company. I just wanted to do some marketing – or something. But she was right. It was hard. Even after I lowered my expectations, I floundered. No one seemed interested in a middle-aged woman who had taken years off from working.