Job Posting



July 23, 2014

Position: Truck Driver

Hours: Mon – Fri (Hours may be varied)

Location: Kennesaw location

Posting Closing Date: July 28, 2014 (Internal Candidates)

Position Summary:

Driver will pick & deliver electronic recycled material. CDL a plus.

MUST have a clean background, MVR & drug test.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Timely delivery or pickup via company truck or van. Must have a clean driving record.

Load & unload truck or van as directed.

Verify accuracy of units being picked up and/or delivered.

Handle shipping paperwork (bill of lading, etc.).

Material handling: use of pallet jacks, wrapping pallets, stacking & wrapping pallets, secure loads on trucks.

Update truck log daily.

Maintain regular checks on vehicle and report malfunctions to the management as soon as possible.

Thorough knowledge of roadways in Atlanta area.

May drive out of state occasionally.

Understand verbal and written instructions to perform task assigned.

Basic computer skills for email and address/directory lookup.

Must maintain a good attendance record.

Perform other related tasks and duties as assigned.


High school diploma, GED or equivalent knowledge and experience

If required to drive vehicle, must be at least 18 years old and have a proven satisfactory driving record and a clean drug test.

Ability to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs.

Basic computer skills.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. They may be subject to change at any time.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This notice will remain posted for 3 days from date of notice. If interested, please submit your application online.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are a Nobis Works client applying for a posted position, please read the instructions below:

Are you currently in a Nobis Works vocational training program?

If so, please obtain a recommendation from your program manager before applying

for the position. Your program manager will provide you with the application.

To Apply:

Apply online at

Fax resume to: 770/499-9191


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5 Deadliest Interview Mistakes

A lot of people are confused about job interviews. They think a job interview is like a citizenship exam. They think that if they study hard and give the right answer to each question put to them, everything will be fine.

At a citizenship exam, if you answer the questions correctly you’ll get your papers. Everyone who shows up to the exam that day can become a citizen, and we can have a big party and celebrate. Your goal in the citizenship exam is to give the right answer and wait for the next question.

A job interview is exactly the opposite! Only one person can get the job, so the last thing you want to do is sound like everyone else. Yet our office is flooded with mail from people who are unclear on the ‘one person gets hired’ concept as it relates to job interviews.

“You say that I should answer the question‘Why should we hire you?’ with a non-traditional answer,” goes a typical query. “What’s wrong with ‘You should hire me because I’m qualified, hard-working and eager to make a difference!’?”

You can answer the question that way if you want to, but why on earth would you want to? Every other candidate will answer exactly that way!

The last thing you want to do on a job interview is disappear into the confusing sea of job-seekers that a hiring manager is desperately trying to keep separate in his mind.

Your job on a job interview is to get the manager thinking and to exercise your own brain, too. Neural activity is the key. If you stay in the standard frame and answer the questions like a good little sheepie job candidate, the manager may literally forget who you are.

I was an HR chief for millennia. The biggest problem job-seekers face after job interviews is that hiring managers literally can’t remember them.

“Now Amy Jones – which one was she, again?” a hiring manager would ask me.

“Blonde curly hair, Southern accent,” I’d say. “Oh, yeah, her!” the hiring manager would reply.

How would you keep a dozen job candidates straight if you met them all over three or four days? The more cues you can get during the interview (the Navy Guy, the woman who wrote a kids’ book) the easier it becomes keep each candidate distinct in your mind.

The more you stick to the script and sound just like everyone else in the lineup, the worse the problem becomes.

Managers feel bad when they meet people and forget them, but it happens every day.

“Did I meet Chester Anderson?”

“Yep – tall guy, rides a Harley, remember?”

“Oh yeah, the Harley guy.”

Once a manager forgets you, all the thank-you notes in the world won’t bring you back to mind as a living, breathing human being, much less a contender for the job. Your aim at a job interview is to make an impression, not to sit in the chair like a ventriloquist’s dummy and spit out pat answers on cue.

Here are the five deadliest interview mistakes we see in our work with job-seekers and hiring managers. We’ve provided remedies on the three linked blog pages. Take charge of your next job interview, and make it a high-mojo conversation!

MISTAKE NUMBER ONE: Neglecting the Basics

You’ve got to go to a job interview prepared. If your first question for an HR person or hiring manager is “What does your company do?” you can bet that the interviewer is drawing a big red X through your name in his mind, even if he’s too polite to say so.

You have to know what the company does and for whom, where its various locations are and who its competitors are. You have to know what’s new in the organization and what people are saying about them. Here is a list of of critical pre-interview research topicsand where to find the information you need.

The goal of your pre-interview research is not to show that you’re a good little student and a get a gold star, but to understand the company’s business situation. That’s for your own benefit, and your knowledge will help you compose thoughtful interview questions to ask your interviewer, too.

MISTAKE NUMBER TWO: Showing Up Without Questions

“Is there a bus that runs by here?” is a perfectly fine question for a job-seeker to ask an interviewer if the job-seeker is 18 years old or younger. Once we hit adulthood, we’re expected to develop higher-altitude questions about the role, the company’s situation in its marketplace and the hiring manager’s priorities.

Click here for a list of interview questionsthat you can jot on your spiffy notepad (tucked into your leather or vegan leather portfolio, which you’ll bring to every interview not only to prep yourself with pre-written questions but also to take notes) and refer to when you need it.

The best interview questions, though, are not the ones on our list but organic questions that spring from the unfolding conversation, as in this example.

MISTAKE NUMBER THREE: Answering and Going Silent

When we have in mind that a job interview is like an oral exam, we answer a question and then clam up and wait for the next one. That’s citizenship-exam behavior. That’s not how humans converse, and you’re not going to start an intellectually-stimulating conversation by following the boring, standard script. If you interview in the standard sheepie way, the manager will forget your conversation two minutes after your tush disappears through the revolving door.

Here are two contrasting answers to the lame interview question “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

MANAGER: Where do you see yourself in five years?

APPLICANT: Here, hopefully, working in Accounts Payable or perhaps in Finance.

Is this manager going to say “Wow! There’s a lively thinker!” upon hearing this answer?

Heck, no. Not one neuron is firing in the manager’s brain while you’re matching the lameness quotient of his lame question with your own lame answer.

Let’s try it again:

MANAGER: Where do you see yourself in five years?

APPLICANT: I don’t have a timetable, but I’m interested in astrophysics – yes, don’t laugh! It’s true. I love science, and I don’t know exactly where I’ll go with it but I read everything I can about quantum mechanics, cosmology and the point where engineering and physics intersect.

MANAGER: Wow — but you’re an Accounts Payable person!

APPLICANT: I worked at my grandpa’s hardware store in high school and I learned bookkeeping and then Accounting. I got my BS in Finance because I like fitting the numbers into the rest of the business processes like Purchasing, Sales and forecasting. Somehow I’m going to weave the science in, at some point. Life is long!

You can turn even a brainless interview question like “Where do you see yourself in five years?” into a conversation-starter if you bring a little mojo to the interview.

What is there to be afraid of, after all? The only mistake you can make is to hide behind the script and be forgotten. As long as you stay calm, don’t evaluate or censor yourself and listen to your body, you’re going to do fine.

MISTAKE NUMBER FOUR: Leaving Without Learning

Notice how I keep talking about getting the manager’s brain and your own brain working? To do that, you’ve got to listen carefully to everything your interviewer says, get off the script and react appropriately. You’ve got to let the conversation unfold, and that means keeping the conversation human instead of retreating to the boring and robotic standard interview script.

Let’s compare two answers to the question “What do you know about FrammelSoft?”

MANAGER: Tell me what you know about FrammelSoft.

CANDIDATE: I’m sorry that I’m not familiar with that software, but I’m a quick learner.

This is a classic interview mishap. You’re an experienced Accounts Payable person and you’ve never heard of this piece of software, yet you apologize for not knowing it?

You have nothing to apologize for. Let’s try it again, this time staying human and pushing for some learning on both sides of the conversation.

MANAGER: Tell me what you know about FrammelSoft.

CANDIDATE: Is that an Accounts Payable application?

MANAGER: Not specifically – it’s a kind of mid-range ERP, but there’s an Accounts Payable piece. We’ve been using it since before I got here.

CANDIDATE: How does it fit into the A/P pipeline specifically?

MANAGER: Well, we enter the vendors into FrammelSoft and then it creates vendor reports used by Purchasing. It’s kind of ancillary to A/P but it’s a tricky system and I was wondering if you’d used it.

CANDIDATE: I haven’t heard of it, but it makes me curious, because I thought I read in the job ad that you use SAP.

MANAGER: We do use SAP – this Frammelsoft program is a legacy thing that is actually kind of a pain in the neck.

CANDIDATE: Would it be worth exploring a way to get out of the dependence on FrammelSoft and get that functionality from SAP, which already cost your company a bundle?

MANAGER: That would be heavenly, but our Purchasing guys are completely committed to FrammelSoft.

CANDIDATE: It makes me think that if I were the person you hired for this job, the Purchasing folks would be a high priority for me — getting to know them and then understanding what they get out of FrammelSoft that they can’t get from SAP.

MANAGER: I have to think our SAP Account Manager would be your ally in that.

The hiring manager is mentally imagining you in the job, already! On a job interview, don’t give a harmless little answer and be quiet. Listen, learn and respond! You’d do that naturally if you weren’t experiencing interview jitters.

You can lessen the jitter factor by reminding yourself that not everyone is worthy of your gifts. Only the people who get you, deserve you!


Groveling means cowering and begging. It means watching the interviewer’s face to see how he or she reacts to every word you utter and every non-verbal signal you send. It means shutting down your true personality in order to be pleasing to the interviewer.

You don’t go on dates to please people, do you? You go on dates to figure out whether you and another person have enough chemistry to continue the conversation. A job interview works the same way!

As long as you believe that an employer has something wonderful and precious that you desperately need — that is, a job — and that you are nothing and they are godlike, you are sunk. The only kind of people you’ll bring in then will be fearful managers who are sure to undervalue and abuse you.

When you know in your heart and your gut that you bring to the table something just as valuable as a paycheck and maybe much more — your tremendous experience, intellect and instinct — you’ll carry yourself differently. You won’t trip over your words in an effort to please His Majesty or Her Highness, because you’ll see yourself and the interviewer as equals on a level playing field.

If the energy is right, you’ll have a new job and they’ll have an awesome new employee in a few weeks. If the energy is wrong, your mojo won’t even flicker, because you’ll be one step closer to the perfect opportunity waiting for you, working among people who will grow your precious flame.

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CW Matthews is hiring for an IT position

CW Matthews will be hiring for an IT position in thw next fww weeks.

No formal qualifications are needed, but they need to have a good understanding of Microsoft Office and Computer Hardware.

Most of their time will be spend supporting our Foreman, Job Site Offices and Asphalt Plan computer systems.


Contact Forrest at forrestcate if you are interested.

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Job Networking at RUMC April 14, 2014


RUMC Job Networking cordially invites you on 

Monday, April 14, 2014 to attend: 

Ten afternoon workshops, beginning at 12:30 pm

Fast Start Guest Orientation at 5:00 pm

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., Dinner speaker Dr. Mike Long

Resume Review, Multiple Evening Workshops and

Bible Study (God’s Talking…Really!) at 7:00 pm

Keynote Speaker, Ed Baker, Atlanta Business Chronicle,

 “Learn Where the Jobs Are”, at 8:00 pm


Ed Baker, Publisher of the Atlanta Business Chronicle will be the evening keynote speaker at RUMC Job Networking on Monday, April 14th to address the key job creation opportunities in Metro Atlanta. He will follow a Q&A format to keep things interactive. This is a great opportunity to speak directly with one of metro Atlanta’s top business leaders.


First Time Guest? Try our Orientation Fast Start Session for first time or newer attendees at 5:00 pm prior to dinner. Learn how to take advantage of all the resources at RUMC Job Networking to maximize your time with the 18 workshops, dinner, networking, small groups, keynote speaker, and more.  Dining Room, Building B.

Consider visiting our “Attire to Hire” program which provides our attendees with interview ready attire – one outfit or suit per person – at no cost. Attire to Hire begins at 4:00 pm and closes at 7:50 pm. We also accept “gently used interview ready” donations during our meetings if you care to contribute. We are in need of new donations so if you have changed a size or two and the clothes are Interview Ready – let us know as it is typically a tax deductible expense.


Don’t miss dinner and music, sponsored by Fellowship Bible Church, with blessing offered by Pastor Kevin Cross, at 5:30 pm with Guest Speaker Dr. Mike Long.  Seating begins at 5:15. A donation of $3.00 for the dinner is appreciated; however, for those who are unable to contribute, the meal is on us. Our serving buffet may close at 6:10 pm so come early to catch the dinner speaker and enjoy the conversation with a volunteer table host.

DETAILED AGENDA BELOW: Notice: Bonus Afternoon Workshops prior to dinner and starting as early as 12:30 pm. Pick one or two! No reservations needed. Also, reservations are not needed for dinner or other evening events.
Workshop #1 – 12:30 to 4:30 pm – Crossroads Career Workshop. Crash course – Fast Paced. “Maximize Your Career in the New World of Work.” Led by Craig Simons and Chris Gilliam. A donation of $5.00 is appreciated for the cost of materials. Room B 233-237 “Dining Room.” 

Workshop #2 – 12:30 to 3:30 pm   How to Change Negatives to Positives During Transition. A polished resume, improved interviewing skills, a quality LinkedIN profile and more networking mean nothing if people sense you are frustrated with your job search. Learn how to replace those emotions with hope, faith and trust so you will positively impact your job search efforts. Leverage some simple, easily applied methods that can be used immediately. Led by Dr. Phil Sidwell. Room B 246 – 248.


Workshop #3 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Discover Your Competitive Edge. Move your search from stalled to competing for opportunities. Learn the secret formula for jobs. Led by Reed Harvey. Room B 126. 


Workshop #4 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm – Boomer Career Survival Strategies. This workshop is a must for jobseekers aged 45+. Industrial psychologist and author, Ken Tanner, shows how to navigate the dramatic changes that have occurred in the employment market since you last looked for a job, how to deal with age discrimination, and why the older worker is actually more marketable than those from GenX. Room B 123 – 125.

Workshop #5 – 2:00 to 2:45 pm  Paradigm Interview:  A discussion centered around the theory that Your First Question is the Most Important.  Led by Bruce Dreyfus.  Room B 131.


Workshop #6 – 2:45 to 3:45pm – Net Working For Life. The Real Network. Led by Bruce Dreyfus. Room B 131.


Workshop #7 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm – The Art of Buying the Right Business. A Business Ownership Boot Camp. Business ownership is not for everyone; choosing between an existing business or acquiring a franchise requires a proven process. There are over 4,000 different franchises; therefore, learning how to find the best match for your future is key. Led by Bill Williams. Room B 239


Workshop #8 – 3:30 to 5:00 pm – Net Working Your Way To The Top. Learn the techniques and skills necessary to open the “right” doors, to place your resume in the “right” hands and then to interview with the “right” person. You will learn how to use your time to meet the decision makers and land that next opportunity. Led by Steve Beecham.   Room B 242-244 “Trinity Café.”


Workshop #9 – 3:45 to 5:00 pm – Get Noticed Through All The Noise! Led by Bruce Dreyfus.  Room B 131.


Workshop #10 – 3:45 to 5:00 pm – Why Should I Hire You? The person with the most laser sharp, crystal clear, powerful, dynamic, value laden, hypnotic, irresistible answer to that question is the one who is most likely going to get the job. You will learn how to answer that question. It is a brutally honest, straight forward…..and funny presentation. You will come away with a different point of view…..guaranteed! Led by Hal Coleman. Room B 246-248.

Our Last Meeting

Over 240 job seekers and volunteers participated as Tim Lester kicked off our dinner program with dozens of volunteers reviewing resumes, leading workshops and our Bible study for job seekers called “God’s Talking…Really.” We had 55 First time visitors to the program and 30 people were fitted with suits in our Attire to Hire program. We concluded with the keynote speaker David Guelzo as he spoke about levering social media for your job search.


AFTER the afternoon workshops we have…


Fast Start Guest Orientation. Feedback we receive tells us it can be overwhelming to a first time or newer attendee at our Job Networking events; we do offer a great deal of information. Deciding what activities to take advantage of can be a task; one that we want to help you understand. We help you to resolve this issue by offering our Orientation Fast Start Session at 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm right before dinner. The session is held in Room B 233-237 “Dining Room.”
4:00 – 7:50 pm Attire to Hire. Interview Ready Clothing. If you have an interview and need one piece for an outfit or the entire outfit, be sure to stop by. There is no cost involved. Come see what we can do to help you look your best!


Don’t miss dinner and music, sponsored by Fellowship Bible Church, with blessing offered by Pastor Kevin Cross, at 5:30 pm with Guest Speaker Dr. Mike Long. A donation of $3.00 for the dinner is appreciated; however, for those who are unable to contribute, the meal is on us. Our serving buffet may close at 6:10 pm so come early to catch the dinner speaker and enjoy the conversation with a volunteer table host.

7:00 to 7:55 pm Early Evening Workshop Activities


One-On-One Resume Review. Volunteer Human Resource and Personnel Staff work with you to review your resume. Room B 246 – 248.


Resume Writing Workshop.  Tim Morrison will lead his workshop in the best practices for getting selected via your resume. Room B 131.


Interview Workshop. Richard Kirby, author of “Fast Track Your Job Search”, leads this practical and not to miss interactive workshop on interviewing.Room B 233 – Dining room.

Mock Interview Program. Meet with an experienced business person and hold a “Mock Interview” in order to sharpen the your interview skills. Sessions available in four rooms for this one-on-one program. Room B 200, 202, 203, 209.


One-On-One LinkedIn Profile Reviews. Bring a pdf printed version of your LinkedIn profile (there is a pdf icon on your LinkedIn profile under Edit Your Profile). A robust profile increases your chances to be found for employment opportunities. Keith Warrick leads his team of LinkedIn Reviewers. Room B 123.


Start Your Own Business. This is coordinated by business consultant Bill Williams. Should you start your own business now and leave the corporate world? That question can be answered. Room B 125.


I T Answer Man. Cliff Riviere will provide one-on-one answers to your computer questions so you don’t have IT problems holding back your job search! Fellowship Hall Table.


Finding Hidden Jobs.   Join Bruce Dreyfus so you can find these jobs. Room 239.


Small Group Networking. Network with your peers in the main room for networking in your profession. We will have Sales, HR, IT and other groups for you to be a part of. If we are missing your group let us know! Fellowship Hall Tables.


Chapel Time with our Prayer Ministry leaders. We encourage everyone to keep God in your search.  A job search is easier when He is included.  Dedicated prayer partners are waiting in the Chapel during this time of pray with you.  This could be the most important time you spend with us. B Bldg. 3rd Floor Chapel.


New Accountability Groups.  RUMC has reorganized the Accountability Groups and added a new Group.  The Accountability group are now organized into three major groups: Specialty(1-3), Bachelors(4) and Masters(3 & 5):


 1) Veterans Group (Dinner only/Veterans Only)

          2) 21/29 Group (For those in your 20s)                                                  

          3) Entrepreneurs Accountability Group (By Appointment Only)

          4) Bachelors Accountability Group (Beginning Accountability)

          5) Masters Accountability Group (Graduate Accountability)


Consider joining an accountability group.  Learn the details and join one at our next meeting. We have volunteer facilitators to ensure everyone stays on track.  To get information about these groups see Charlie Brown at Fellowship Hall Table #6 immediately after the dinner segment.


Industry Guide Access and Workshop on How to Create Your Job Search Strategy by Gary Shaar.   Sign up to connect with one of over 140 Industry Guide volunteers to network with. You pick one of them to follow up with, after our meeting, based on the industry and company they are employed with, and then stay for Gary’s workshop on creating your job search strategy.Room B 233-237.


LinkedIn Photos. Is your LinkedIn photo in need of an overhaul? Photographer Bruce Kromer will be on hand to make that LinkedIn headshot look professional. Room B 212.         


Introduction To LinkedIn. Join Brandy Nagel, an expert in how to leverage LinkedIn as a job seeker. Room B 126.


Finding Federal Government Jobs. We have an authority on some of the best ways to assist you in this huge marketplace. Room B 206.

Free Training (Govt. Funded) for Your Next Job. This workshop is hosted by Southern Polytechnic State University representative, Hamid Arjmand. Learn how to leverage these potential government funded training opportunities to move to a new job or industry. Room B 208.


God Is Talking To you….Really. Join a Bible study where you will be able to see how God is trying to talk to you. Have you ever thought about the Bible being full of people in transition and God was trying to talk to them? We have a strong leadership team to guide you through an interactive discussion. Room B 242 – 244 “Trinity Café.”


Keynote Speaker @ 8pm – Ed Baker, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle

More Info and Directions to RUMC Job Networking…
For information and directions please go to Our meeting is located in Building B on the church campus. We have signs on the street to direct you. The best parking will be at Building A and at Building D. You’ll find it only a short walk to Building B. Review our for maps of the campus under the link “Directions.”
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Do you need another reason to attend? We will be discussing the #1 website for jobseekers who combine their job search techniques, strategies and faith together. CrossroadsCareer is a unique site that will walk you through the Seven Steps in your Job Search. This website is a one of a kind resource that we are pleased to share more with you when you attend Monday Night.
Hope to see you Monday Night!
Jay Litton
Volunteer Leader

Do you have questions about the ministry? Please contact Katherine Simons or call directly at 404-518-1377.

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Chick-fil-A Windy Hill now hiring

Chick-fil-A Windy Hill is currently expanding its staff. Please pass along to anyone in your network who might find interest.

Attached is more information about the team member positions and a flyer. 

Here are the application instructions: 

To apply at the Windy Hill Road Chick-fil-A we need the applicants to visit our store and present a copy of their resume, cover letter, and a completed in-store Chick-fil-A application during the hours of 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or after 2 p.m. Monday- Saturday. In their cover letter, please have them express why they have an interest in Chick-fil-A and include their short-term and long-term goals.

These three items may be submitted to any manager. We ask that they avoid the lunch hours (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) when applying, as we are extremely busy. This will allow us the possibility of time to meet them and answer any questions they may have.


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Gabriel’s now hiring


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The five questions every interview really wants you to answer

You could spend a lot of time trying to prepare for every possible job interview question (and there are a ton), but most job interviews really boil down to just five things employers want to know about you.

The Undercover Recruiter says:

The reason you will always struggle to prepare answers to every single question you are asked in an interview is that the interviewer themselves didn’t prepare them. They don’t really care too much about all the answers you give either. What we do know is that an interviewer has one major objective to fulfill and that is to get the answers to the five basic questions. Based on the answers, he or she will then compare the answers to that of any other interviewer’s and they will then rule you in or out.
The five questions are:

What brings you to this interview? (Why you’re looking for a new job and why you’re interested in this company)

What value will you add to our company? (How your skills will be directly applicable to the job)

Can you work well with the team?

What is special about you?

What’s your salary and when you can start?

The interviewer might not phrase the questions as such (they’ll probably phrase them like this), but when you’re preparing for your interview, make sure you’ve got examples to cover all of these bases.

The Only 5 Interview Questions You Need to Prepare For | The Undercover Recruiter via Donna Svei

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Free Career Training Expo Thursday Jan. 9

The College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University will present free Career Training Expo on Thursday, January 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The Winter 2014 Career Training Expo will serve as an open house where prospective students can learn about the college’s 50-plus professional certificate programs such as culinary, medical assisting, social media marketing, Android app development, Web design and teaching English to speakers of other languages. Certified career coach John Long will also lead sessions on interviewing and personal branding to further assist in career enhancement. Attendees can enter to win an iPad mini, use registration discounts, and learn about payment plans.

The event is the first step toward a new career, re-entering the workforce, or strengthening a current position with several information sessions available covering multiple industries.

The event will be at KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw.

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How To Sell Yourself In How to Sell Yourself in 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

VIVIAN GIANGNOV. 14, 2013, 1:33 PM

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?

Whether you’re at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you’re the most interesting person they’ll meet is no easy task.

“Most people can’t present what they’ve done effectively,” Paul McDonald, a senior executive director at staffing firm Robert Half, tells Business Insider. “They’re not used to giving sound bites of what they do.”

Below, McDonald gives us eight steps to crafting the perfect elevator pitch:

1. Know exactly where you want to go.

Your elevator pitch should answer three questions: Who are you? What do you do? Where do you want to go, or what are you looking for? You need to know exactly what you want to achieve or no one can help you get there.

“Take your resume and LinkedIn profile and go through it thoroughly,” says McDonald. If you’re unemployed, focus on where you want to go and what you want to do.

2. Bullet point it.

After studying your resume and LinkedIn profile, write down four bullet points that explain why you’re great, advises McDonald. Discuss your work history, background, skills, accomplishments, and goals. Keep out any irrelevant details that take away from your core message.

3. Tell them a story.

People love stories, says McDonald, so tell them a story. It also makes it easier for others to remember you later on.

Self-improvement guru Dale Carnegie said in his book “Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business” that our minds are essentially “associate machines,” which means we remember things better when there’s a story or association attached to the subject. In other words, if you want people to remember you, tell them a story and make sure it’s good.

4. Eliminate jargon.

You need to be able to explain what you do and who you are in a way that appeals to most people. This means avoiding acronyms or terminology that wouldn’t be understood by someone outside of your industry.

Dumbing down complex ideas is a “real art,” says McDonald. A good strategy is to imagine explaining what you do to your parents and using a similar formula in your elevator pitch. Making sure your pitch is in layman’s terms is especially critical for those in accounting, finance, and technology.

5. Make sure it invites conversation.

After telling your story, the listener needs to be left wanting more. Is your story compelling enough to do this? If not, you need to change your pitch.

6. Time yourself.

While practicing your pitch, you should time yourself to make sure you can tell your story in 30 seconds. If you can’t, cut down details and try again.

7. Record yourself on video.

You need to know what you look like to others while you’re telling your story. Are you interesting? Are you believable? People will come to their own conclusions while listening to you so make sure you give off a good impression. Relax, act natural, and get comfortable with your story.

8. Pitch it to your friends and colleagues.

After you’ve got your story down, practice your elevator pitch with friends and colleagues. Ask them to give you feedback. Ask them what you should do to make it better. Keep practicing and tweaking your pitch until it’s natural for you to say aloud and convincing to the listener.

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