Thought I’d fire off a post today to announce three (well, two-and-a-half, sort of) special events that are coming up that I thought might be of interest to local job seekers — and that I’ll either be attending, personally, or that are being hosted by close friends and allies of my firm.  You’ll find all of the pertinent details and registration info below!

#1: Pay It Forward Business Networking Event

Date: Tuesday, 3/2, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:  Twist Restaurant (2313 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA)

Do you feel awkward at networking events?  Perplexed at what you should get out of one, but know people say these are “must do” events?  Then come to a ‘Pay it Forward’ Networking Workshop co-hosted by Notes from the Job Search, Bella Domain, and Career Horizons, and facilitated by Sandy Jones-Kaminski, the author of “I’m at a Networking Event. Now What???”  Learn how a simple technique can help you understand why these events are so highly regarded.  Sandy’s approach of asking, “How can I help you?” or “Is there something I can help you with?” can get the ball rolling to help make you better at networking (at events and beyond).  Come have light and tasty hors d’oeuvres and add your business card to the drawing for one of ten of Sandy’s books.

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#2a: Tara Gimmer Headshot Photo Shoot

Date: Thursday, 2/25, 10am-6pm
Where:  Studio C (13256 NE 20th Street, Suite #7 -Bellevue, WA)

Professional photographer Tara Gimmer will be hosting this special event where people can get a professional headshot taken at a significantly reduced rate.  For $99, you receive a 20-minute photo session with Tara, one professional headshot image selected on the spot with Tara’s guidance, and that image lovingly retouched and delivered as a JPG file within a week.  Tara’s the photographer who took all of MY various headshots, so I recommend her work highly, and in this day and age almost every professional can benefit from having a flattering professional photo they can use with confidence on LinkedIn, other social media sites, their bio, etc.

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#2b: Mayna Sgaramella Headshot Styling Prep Session

In conjunction with the above photo event with Tara Gimmer, our good friend Mayna Sgaramella, wardrobe consultant and founder of Closet Fly, is offering a Style Prep special for anyone who feels they need a little help coordinating the right outfit, choosing accessories, or shopping — whether for the above photo shoot or for the purpose of everyday appearance and branding, in general.  If you call to book an appointment with Mayna before the 25th, you’ll receive 25% off her hourly rate of $100/hour.  Her services include elements such as meeting at your home to review your closet and develop a plan for what you need to complete your outfit; meeting at a store to shop for the perfect ensemble, including accessories; and expert recommendations on hair styling and make-up tips.

Call 425-922-0876 or e-mail Mayna at [email protected] before Feb 25th to take advantage of this special deal!