Jump Start Your Job Search - University of Phoenix Beachwood Campus - November 3, 2009



In the job search market, everything has changed!  There are fewer jobs, but more people looking for jobs … and they are more talented than ever before.  Rather than there being dozens of people looking to fill a position, there may be hundreds of people interested in a particular position (and many of them are just as qualified as you are … or at least they appear to be as qualified on paper).  A quality resume is important, but it won’t get you your next job. 

So, what WILL get you your next job?  Being different … being special … being effective … building relationships!  After many successful Jump Start Your Job Search workshops, the phone has been ringing … people wanting to learn the networking, relationship building, marketing, and interviewing tips and skills that will help them find their next position. 

We are thrilled to announce that the University of Phoenix will be sponsoring two(2) Jump Start Your Job Search workshops this fall.  The University of Phoenix is committed to providing access to learning opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, and the Jump Start Your Job Search workshops are designed to help you accelerate your career search!

Spread the word and mark your calendars for these two University of Phoenix presentations of Jump Start Your Job Search:

  • Wednesday, September 16th - University of Phoenix, 3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 115 in Beachwood, Ohio  44122 from 6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Registration and networking from 5:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Networking in Room 101 and session in 102/104.  COMPLETED!!
  • Tuesday, November 3rd – University of Phoenix, 3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 115 in Beachwood, Ohio  44122 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon.  Registration from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  Networking in Room 101 and session in 102/104.

Each workshop will be followed by a question and answer period that will end when the attendees run out of questions.  That’s right – the four presenters have committed to stay following the workshop until the attendees run out of questions.  Prior attendees have said that this question and answer period was incredibly valuable.   

About University of Phoenix-Cleveland Campus:  University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of November 30, 2008, 384,900 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.  University of Phoenix-Cleveland Campus serves students online and at locations in Independence, Beachwood and Westlake/Crocker Park.  To learn more, contact University of Phoenix at 216-447-8807, or 800-MY SUCCESS, or www.phoenix.edu.


Attendees will:

  • Learn how to build relationships that will drive introductions and job opportunities
  • Discover tactics to improve the quantity and quality of your referrals and job opportunities
  • Get access to strategies to help you sell yourself as a “high value return on investment” for local employers
  • Learn job networking tactics that will increase your referrals and opportunities by 400-500% or more
  • Be better prepared for the job opportunities you pursue

The response, feedback and demand from the first two workshops were so overwhelming that the workshop will be presented again … three more times in fact … at three convenient locations!


"When I first heard about the Jump Start Your Job Search workshop, I said ‘here we go again.’  I was very apprehensive about spending money on something that I thought would be a waste of my time and money. I had just been through a workshop with an outplacement firm where networking was addressed as a job search tool.  I have been in sales for over 29 years and I thought I knew how to effectively network.  After four hours of listening to 4 incredible speakers (Jeff Nischwitz, Katherine Miracle, David Akers and Kristopher McCrone) on different aspects of networking and interviewing, I came to the conclusion that not only was that the best advice I have received in the last 4 months, it is the best $49.95 I have ever spent for any training.  If I knew then (four months ago) when I was laid off what I learned in the seminar, I would not feel like I was starting my job search from scratch.  I feel energized and that light at the end of the tunnel is a lot brighter.  If there was only one piece of advice I could give to someone starting there job search, it would be that networking is the key to your success and if you want to be successful, you need to attend Jump Start Your Job Search."  Jeff Smith, Business Development and Sales Professional

Today’s reality is that 80% or more of jobs are found through networking and connecting, so your networking and connecting skills will determine your job search results! This workshop will provide you with practical and easy to implement ideas to improve your job search efforts and your results.




Here’s a sample of what attendees at the prior workshops had to say:


“Outstanding information and simple steps that will make a difference in my career search.  I wish I would have come here when I first started my search.  The skill sets can be used after I start my new career, and I would recommend this event to everyone who can or should be networking to be successful.”  Ed Duke

"Fantastic!  This workshop was energizing and informative.  I haven't used the tools yet, but I know they will work.  This is the best workshop I've experienced.  Everyone looking for a job needs to attend.  So well worth the entry fee!"  Dianne McDermott

"I hate to rate all 5s because it may seem superficial, but everyone was phenomenal!  Every speaker exceeded my expectations.  I love the tools, the examples, and understanding how to ask for help.  I thought about pro-actively doing the marketing tool or trying more creative ways to market myself, but this seminar gave me the courage to put my ideas into action!  Thank you!"  Karen Petz


“This seminar is valuable for both current and future job seekers.  As we no longer work for one company for the duration of our professional life, we need to continually maintain and work our networks and relationships.  The skills that are taught in this seminar are skills for LIFE, not just skills for a job search.”  Susie Sharp



More feedback from prior attendees:


“I obtained many powerful tools to aid in my search for a new career.  I feel like I have the right tools to leverage my job search efforts.  I am leaving this workshop with a renewed sense of courage in these tough times.”  Christy Rodriguez

“This seminar was extremely helpful at a critical point of my job search.  Thank you for opening up your experiences and for providing some excellent, no-nonsense, positive approaches to finding a job in northeast Ohio.”  Mary Kay Whalen 


“Finally, valuable information on how to approach individuals and companies.  Also, bringing to light what I have known for a long time; you need do what you love and are passionate about.  Thanks for giving me a start.”  Mireille Wozniak-Michalak


“Excellent out of the box approaches to career change or continuation.” Karen Zemba Griffith  

“The best seminar I’ve attended for job seekers. It provided ideas and concepts that I have not heard before with sound and useable advice.” John Vargo


“Outstanding presentation loaded with actionable techniques that I can use to enhance my skills and job search process.”  Laurie Henrichsen    

“Great content; the concepts and ides presented made a lot of sense, and will enhance anyone’s chance at making that critical connection which can lead to a job.”  Dane Lupson


Your Experts – David Akers, Kristopher McCrone, Katherine Miracle, and Jeff Nischwitz 

  • Local entrepreneurs
  • Professional and experienced networkers
  • Job search and interviewing expert
  • Marketing and personal branding expert
  • Proven northeast Ohio connectors that regularly invest their time connecting people and job opportunities

Workshop Investment - $29.95

This workshop will provide attendees with the tools they need to be the best . . . and ultimately the right . . . person for northeast Ohio employers! 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to jump start your job search and accelerate your career path!

For more information, contact: 

Katherine Miracle

Miracle Resources


(330) 777-2003 (Ext. 100)


This series of workshops are sponsored by




What they’re saying about the experts:


Ø      David Akers – President of The Collaborent Group, “master facilitator” and recognized connector


"David’s ideas were refreshing, and very creative.  I especially enjoyed his wittiness, jokes, knowledge, and charisma.  David is really knowledgeable and has a unique approach to helping others think outside the box."  Kenya Salters-Gordon, Entrepreneur


Ø      Katherine Miracle – Owner and Founder of Miracle Resources and marketing and personal branding expert


"When Katherine spoke at our company she gave us the tools and inspiration to increase our revenue.”  Lynne Giacobbe, Executive Director, Kendal at Home


Ø      Kristopher McCrone – Owner of Alternative Energy Consultants, "relationship builder" and a leader in the talent management industry  

“Kris is a go getter.  He has a knack for creating activity and generating ‘business’ from the start.  He is very driven to be the best at whatever he attempts to tackle.  I would definitely want his tenacious work ethic directed toward filling my openings.”  Senior Executive Recruiter, Rosetta (formerly Brulant)


Ø      Jeff Nischwitz – Founder and Chief Question Officer of Think Again Coaching, “master connector” and the “human Linkedin” (www.thinkagaincoaching.com 

Jeff Nischwitz is the human ‘LinkedIn.’  Not only does he know everyone but knows how to connect them perfectly.  Jeff, with his legal, entrepreneurial, and corporate experience, cuts a wide wake and produces results, independently, through others, and for others. His new business is already making a mark and adding to his track record of helping individuals, groups, and corporations connect and profit.  Keep up on what Jeff is doing and who he is helping and it might be you!  Andy Birol, Birol Growth Consulting, Author, growth coach and speaker

Name Sales End Price
Special Sponsor Pricing   Ended $29.95
Undergrad College Students and Recent Graduates Only   Ended $29.95

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