Career Networking Pro "Job Search" Workshop Sponsored by the St. Louis Business Journal

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Job search workshop on Proactive Career Networking, conducted by Frank Danzo of Career Networking Pro and sponsored by the St. Louis Business Journal, seeks additional St. Louis businesses as "Corporate Sponsors."

A sponsor's management and employees will be able to say to that person, 'our company cares and wants to provide you with access to a job search workshop' and in a tight knit business community like St. Louis that has lasting benefit for the sponsor.

Career Networking Pro, a St. Louis owned and operated employment consulting company, will be conducting a job search and career networking workshop during the first week of May, 2009, sponsored by the St. Louis Business Journal.

The workshop will be held in Chesterfield, MO, and conducted by Frank Danzo, founder and president of Career Networking Pro. Based on Mr. Danzo's book, People Hire People, Not Resumes, this seminar will train and guide unemployed professionals on how to actively direct and control the process of finding and securing their next career opportunity.

Career Networking Pro is calling upon St. Louis Area companies to sponsor and support this event by purchasing workshop seats to be distributed to area job seekers. Such corporate sponsors will be publicly acknowledged in local media, both traditional and web-based.

"Everybody knows someone, a neighbor, a friend, or a former co-worker, who is unemployed right now," according to Mr. Danzo. "A sponsor's management and employees will be able to say to that person, 'our company cares and wants to provide you with access to a job search workshop' and in a tight knit business community like St. Louis that has lasting benefit for the sponsor."

Unlike career fairs and other traditional networking events, this 4-hour workshop will educate participants on Proactive Career Networking and how to approach potential hiring authorities and industry contacts to get guidance, referrals, and eventually, interviews. Specific topics will include developing a self-marketing plan and resume, as well as conducting networking meetings and preparing for interviews.

"Professionals know their jobs. They have an education and experience, yet through no fault of their own today, many are jobless. And most have had no training and very little experience in the job market, seeking employment," says Frank Danzo. "Doing it well - better than others who are also candidates for the same openings -- is not a complicated process, but it requires persistence. Persistence doing what? That's what we teach."                

Corporate sponsorships for the seminar are available at three levels, based on the number of admissions they provide: 50, 20, and 10 -- designated as Platinum, Gold, and Silver. Sponsors may distribute their admission tickets in any way they choose to people they know to be out of work and needing help in their job search. Career Networking Pro can also distribute invitations on behalf of a corporate sponsor to unemployed area business professionals.

All seminar participants will receive a copy of People Hire People, Not Resumes and a starter subscription to the St. Louis Business Journal, the event's media sponsor. In addition, they will be given access to Career Networking Pro's web-based outplacement system and a comprehensive training manual. Sponsors will be recognized at the workshop, on the special workshop website, in traditional media, and in the St. Louis Business Journal, both in print and online.

Quality St. Louis companies wishing to be great corporate citizens while gaining exposure for their company and helping business people in the St. Louis area secure their next position can contact Career Networking Pro at 636-536-4787.

Businesses that must consider laying off employees in the coming weeks or months can contact Career Networking Pro about effective and economical outplacement services at the same number. Job seekers interested in receiving admission via a corporate sponsor should contact Career Networking Pro directly to register.

About Career Networking Pro:
Career Networking Pro is a St. Louis based employment consulting and outplacement firm that teaches Proactive Career Networking, instructing job seekers on reaching out to business professionals for the purpose of conducting information meetings, gaining referrals and winning interviews to secure their next employment position.

Media Contact:

Dave Watson
Career Networking Pro
16305 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite 425
Chesterfield, Mo 63017
Toll Free: 877-542-5940
Local: 636-536-4787

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