IEEE-USA has been holding monthly webinars for the past five years, and IEEE-USA has archived almost all those webinars for free playback for IEEE members. Some of our earliest webinars contain valuable information for IEEE members looking for new employment, members looking to improve their networking skills, and members looking to improve their negotiation skills.
Early on in IEEE-USA’s webinar activity, we sponsored the webinar program: Interviewing Types and Preparation. Cliff Wilcox, certified Master Trainer by the Center for Effective Performance, educates IEEE members in this webinar about the various types of job interviews, and the steps that you can take to prepare for them. In the webinar, Wilcox outlines the differences between a structured and unstructured interview. He examines different interview formats such as:
· One-on-one interviews
· Group interviews
· Technical seminar
Wilcox also discusses what type of questions you may be asked during an interview. He also describes certain types of “job skill” questions that might be asked, as well as personality trait questions an interviewee should be prepared to answer. If you’re preparing for an interview, you’ll want to review this webinar.
In 2008, Dr. Michelle Tullier, of Right Management, delivered the webinar: Networking Solutions for Career Success. She promoted the idea of networking– whether you’re actively job searching, considering a career change, or simply trying to get ahead in your career. She said networking is likely to be your key to success. Tullier elaborated on how to network during her webinar, stressing that networking is not just about meeting people and shaking hands. It’s about substance information exchange between people. She states that networking benefits you by making you more visible, and helps you get known to others. This webinar is a valuable for anyone wanting to improve their networking skills.
In another 2008 webinar: Engineering the Art of Negotiation, John G. Shulman, president and CEO of the negotiation consulting and training firm, Alignor, gives a presentation based on his IEEE-USA eBook series Engineering the Art of Negotiation Part I: How to Handle Your Boss, and Engineering the Art of Negotiation Part 2: How to Handle Your Colleagues. Shulman’s goals during this webinar are to teach IEEE members a disciplined, process-driven approach to negotiating, based on negotiation best practices. He demonstrates how someone can convert an adversarial interaction/negotiation into a collaborative process the can help solve problems. This webinar also teaches a strategic approach to managing a negotiation process. It’s a very unique webinar, a great archived resource for IEEE members.
And IEEE-USA’s webinar library has many other archived gems:
Dr. Tarek T. Lahdhiri, P.E., a member of IEEE-USA’s Employment and Career Services Committee gives an excellent presentation on Project Management, where participants learn basic project management techniques, and how to apply them at work.
Nigel Bristow, president of Targeted Learning, the creators of IEEE-USA’s career management workshop: Making a Difference gave a great webinar on Career Management: Maximizing Your Employability, where participants learned about the four cornerstones of employability.
And Ralph Fallin and Mauro Togneri presented: Mentoring: Your Career’s Competitive Advantage, a webinar that educates IEEE members on what a mentor is, exactly–and how to find one. This webinar also addresses what should you look for in a mentor, and how to build the most productive relationship with your mentor.
We invite all IEEE members to visit IEEE-USA’s career webinar page . Take time out and review all the fascinating, archived webinars. And be sure to check out upcoming new webinars. It’s a great way to contribute to your own continuous learning”¦
Daryll Griffin is IEEE-USA’s program manager for careers & innovation programs.