Professional Development Collaborative

Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Effective Networking:

A "How To" On Growing Your Networking Skills Before and After You Land a Job

Friday, August 11

9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Career Source Career Center  186 Alewife Brook Parkway, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MAP

Cost: $65   ($60 + $5 materials fee)

Presenter: Bob Gonet

Approximately 80% of all professional jobs and new opportunities are obtained through networking. Unfortunately most job seekers and professionals who have jobs do not network and if they do – they do it poorly. The purpose of this workshop is to teach job seekers and those who already have jobs easy-to-use, step-by-step methods about how to network effectively. Master this approach and you’ll significantly increase your chances of landing your next job as well as developing key relationships to obtain future opportunities. Participants will receive networking templates and tools refined over a 20-year period that practically guarantee networking success.

Each participant will also learn how to:

  • Become professional problem finders and opportunity creators
  • Create needs and contributions statements
  • Get others to sell and help open doors for you
  • Obtain and schedule face-to-face networking meetings with key people
  • Obtain strong referrals
  • Persuasively sell themselves  and to make bold statements
  • Create and execute a streamlined marketing plan
  • Take advantage of potential networking opportunities

Dr. Bob Gonet, PhD, is an Executive Coach & Corporate Trainer for I-empower-U; a company that has a successful track record of maximizing individual and team performance productivity, increasing sales, and helping thousands of job seekers land jobs. His experience spans 17 years working for the top firms in New England. He has worked with a variety of individuals at all levels and in such companies as: Midas, Staples, Avid, Ocean Spray, Sullivan Tire, Talbot’s, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and NStar. Dr. Gonet has a Ph.D. and a Master’s in Counseling. He is a graduate of the Coaching Training Institute, which specializes in the latest cutting-edge coaching techniques. What’s truly unique about Dr. Gonet is his ability to motivate, inspire, and drive his clients in such a way that they want to take their professional game to a higher level.