Connect with the Write Stuff at Heart of the West Utah RWA

I was excited to speak at the Utah Romance Writers of America Heart of the West conference in Park City. Many authors have a Facebook page or Twitter account though are not sure what to do next. That’s the question my session answered. I covered four topics: Strategy, Implementation, Engagement and Management. Feel free to view my presentation “Connect with the Write Stuff” and Connect with Write Stuff handout.

Best selling author Lani Diane Rich with April M. Williams book and DVD

Best selling author Lani Diane Rich with April M. Williams book and DVD

The Canyons resort at Park City was a scenic location. A foot of new snow in the mountains offered just a hint of winter. The energy, encouragement and enthusiasm at the event was invigorating. The list of authors at the book signing included:

Anne Stuart
Lani Diane Rich
John D. Brown
RaeAnne Thayne
Victoria Dahl
Dominique Burton
Joy Spraycar
April M. Williams
Lisa Mangum
Rachelle Christensen
J.Adams
Marie Sterbenz
Ann Chamberlin
Olivia Wilde

For those who attended the Heart of the West conference, feel free to comment below and let me how you are implementing the ideas in my presentation or other questions you have.

Elgin Technology Center Tech Entrepreneurs Academy Open House

The Elgin Technology Center is creating new opportunities for IT professionals and businesses to grow. The center breathes new life into a suburban icon. Located in the Art Deco Tower Building in downtown Elgin, the center juxtaposes new technology and unique architecture.

Tower Building in downtown Elgin is home to Elgin Technology Center

Art Deco Tower Building in downtown Elgin is home to Elgin Technology Center

This is the perfect scenario for Executive Director Lasse Ingebretsen who says, “Technology plus art equals innovation. By adding funding to this mix you create business revenue.”

Ingebretsen’s goal is to bring 115 small tech companies to downtown Elgin by 2015, putting the area on the map as a true national resource center for innovation and tech development.

Tracie Pannell, the Technical Recruiter for the center invites those interested in starting a technical business to attend the Tech Academy open house September 20, 2011 from 1-4 PM.

Using Social Networking in Your Job Search McHenry, Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: April M. Williams

Cyberlife Tutors

414-502-7745

CyberLife Tutors

 

USING SOCIAL NETWORKING IN YOUR JOB SEARCH MCHENRY, ILLINOIS

Learn what social networking tools can do for your career

ALGONQUIN, IL. August 10, 2011. – Job seekers know it is hard work to land a job. Those job candidates who use social media tools effectively can shorten the length of their job search. By using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogs to develop connections and build credibility, a candidate can land a job that is just the right fit.

The McHenry Public Library recognizes patrons desire to learn how social media to boost their careers. They offer a series of career and job search sessions specifically for those in career transition.

April M. Williams is presenting two of these career sessions at the McHenry Public Library:

  • Jan 25, 2011 – Effective Social Networking in Your Job Search
    Learn about social networking tools as a way to shorten your job search. See how you can showcase your qualifications and expand you network. Find out how headhunters and hiring managers post jobs and recruit through their connections. April M. Williams will discuss LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs.
  • Feb 29, 2011 – Expand Your Professional Network Using LinkedIn
    If you’re not on LinkedIn, are you Linked OUT? April M. Williams will focus on LinkedIn as a networking tool to identify key contacts, build relationships, demonstrate credibility and learn insider information to grow their career. Find out how to use LinkedIn for prospecting prospective customers.

Session are held at the McHenry Public Library from 7:00-8:30 PM. The library is located at 809 North Front Street in McHenry, IL 60050. For information call the McHenry Public Library at (815) 385-0036.

“As I have noticed that many of our patrons are looking for work, I have scheduled a series, starting in September, of programs designed to build job search skills. The series includes programs that address Writing a Resume in September, Conducting a Job Search in October, Preparing for the Interview in November, Social Media in January, and LinkedIn in February. In addition to these programs, the MPLD has many resources, including books, magazines, videos, and computer software available to patrons to assist them in their job search,” said Colette Leeser-Freeman McHenry Public Library Adult Services Librarian & Adult Programming Coordinator.

“In general, the public library is uniquely positioned to act as a resource to patrons in the community for any of their research needs. Now, more than at any other time in recent history, the public library has become a very rich resource for job seekers.”

About April M. Williams: April M. Williams is a nationally recognized speaker, author, blogger and coach who has assisted hundreds of people in their career. By demonstrating the power of social networking tools, April shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their careers. April published two books and numerous articles on career building as well as other related business topics. She has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy and Nations Restaurant News. April is a contributing editor to the Blacks Gone Geek IT forum and Hawaii travel website 808Talk. For information on upcoming events, visit CyberLife Tutors calendar.

Copies of April’s books are available on her CyberLife Tutors website. Follow April on Twitter, Facebook and her “Where Are You Today?” travel blog.

EDITORS: If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with April M. Williams, please contact us at 414-502-7745 or http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/contact/.

Social Networking Throughout Your Career book cover

Social Networking Throughout Your Career book cover

 

Ignite Your Passion: How to Find and Ignite Your Fire Inside

Ignite Your Passion: How to Find and Ignite Your Fire Inside

Networking For Results DVD

Networking For Results DVD – 51 minute live presentation.

 

Get Noticed By Hiring Managers LinkedIn Webinar

Webinar: LinkedIn for Your Effective Job Search led by April M. Williams, President CyberLife Tutors.
Learn how LinkedIn has helped 80 million professionals around the world further connections, create opportunities and build careers. This webinar is specifically for who are new to using LinkedIn and are interested in how LinkedIn can serve their job search. Get an overview of key features along with important effectiveness and etiquette/protocol tips.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

This fast-paced webinar highlights:

– Tailoring your profile to be noticed in your job search

– Building online networking connections

– Initiating introduction requests

– Effectively using groups

– Leveraging Q&A

– And more!

Sessions will last about 60 minutes with time for participant questions. Please note: your log on information will be sent via email 24 hours before the class and will include log on information and dial-in number (long distance charges may apply).

Limited seats for this session. Reserve your seat today!

February 8, 2:00 – 3:00 Central

COSTS: $32 Click the Buy Now button below to reserve your seat. Pay securely with PayPal. Your log on information will be sent in email 24 hours before the session.

>>>> REGISTRATION CLOSED <<<<<

REQUIREMENTS:

Basic computer knowledge and a computer (Mac, Linux or Windows) with high-speed internet access and telephone. You do not have to install or download software. All you need is a browser, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

Reserve your seat now! Call April for more info 414.502.7745

Webinar Use the Power of LinkedIn for Job Search

Webinar: LinkedIn for Your Effective Job Search led by April M. Williams, President CyberLife Tutors.
Learn how LinkedIn has helped 80 million professionals around the world further connections, create opportunities and build careers. This webinar is specifically for who are new to using LinkedIn and are interested in how LinkedIn can serve their job search. Get an overview of key features along with important effectiveness and etiquette/protocol tips.

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LinkedIn

This fast-paced webinar highlights:

– Tailoring your profile to be noticed in your job search

– Building online networking connections

– Initiating introduction requests

– Effectively using groups

– Leveraging Q&A

– And more!

Sessions will last about 60 minutes with time for participant questions. Please note: your log on information will be sent via email 24 hours before the class and will include log on information and dial-in number (long distance charges may apply).

Limited seats for this session. Reserve your seat today!

January 12, 2:00 – 3:00 Central

COSTS: $32 Click the Buy Now button below to reserve your seat. Pay securely with PayPal. Your log on information will be sent in email 24 hours before the session.

>>>> REGISTRATION CLOSED <<<<<

REQUIREMENTS:

Basic computer knowledge and a computer (Mac, Linux or Windows) with high-speed internet access and telephone. You do not have to install or download software. All you need is a browser, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

Reserve your seat now! Call April for more info 414.502.7745

LinkedIn Advanced Webinar for Job Seekers

Students rave about our LinkedIn Webinars for Job Seekers sessions and requested an Advanced Class. Our first session is December 15 at 2PM central. A limited number of seats are available for this session. The introductory $19 price is for this session only.

Sessions will last about 60 minutes with time for participant questions. Please note: your registration confirmation will include logon information and dial-in number (long distance charges may apply).

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LinkedIn

REQUIREMENTS:
Basic computer knowledge and a computer (Mac, Linux or Windows) with high-speed internet access and telephone. You do not have to install or download software. All you need is a browser, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

Special rate *** this class only *** : $19

REGISTRATION:
Call April to register 414.502.7745 or register online with the BUY NOW button below.

>>>>> REGISTRATION CLOSED <<<<

Check out April M. Williams’ career advice and networking tips at http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/blog

LinkedIn for Job Seekers Webinar December 1

Webinar: LinkedIn for Your Effective Job Search

led by April M. Williams, President CyberLife Tutors
Learn how LinkedIn has helped 80 million professionals around the world further connections, create opportunities and build careers. This webinar is specifically for who are new to using LinkedIn and are interested in how LinkedIn can serve their job search. Get an overview of key features along with important effectiveness and etiquette/protocol tips.

This fast-paced webinar highlights:

– Tailoring your profile to be noticed in your job search

– Building online networking connections

– Initiating introduction requests

– Effectively using groups

– Leveraging Q&A

– And more!

Sessions will last about 60 minutes with time for participant questions. Please note: your log on information will be sent via email 24 hours before the class and will include log on information and dial-in number (long distance charges may apply).

Attend this session. Reserve your seat today!

December 1, 2:00 – 3:00 Central

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REQUIREMENTS:

Basic computer knowledge and a computer (Mac, Linux or Windows) with high-speed internet access and telephone. You do not have to install or download software. All you need is a browser, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

COSTS: $32 Click the Buy Now button below to reserve your seat. Your login information will be sent in email 24 hours before the session.

Reserve your seat now! Call April for more info 414.502.7745

LinkedIn for Job Seekers Webinar

Webinar: LinkedIn for Your Effective Job Search

led by April M. Williams, President CyberLife Tutors
Learn how LinkedIn has helped 80 million professionals around the world further connection, create opportunities and build careers. This webinar is specifically for who are new to using LinkedIn and/or interested in how LinkedIn can serve their job search. Get an overview of key features along with important effectiveness and etiquette/protocol tips.

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This fast-paced webinar highlights:

– Tailoring your profile to be noticed in your job search

– Building online networking connections

– Initiating introduction requests

– Effectively using groups

– Leveraging Q&A

– And more!

Sessions will last about 60 minutes with time for participant questions. Please note: your registration confirmation will include log on information and dial-in number (long distance charges may apply).

Attend either session. Reserve your seat today!

*** Registration Closed ***

Session 1 – November 9, 2:00 – 3:00 Central

or

Session 2 – November 9, 6:00 – 7:00 Central
REQUIREMENTS:

Basic computer knowledge and a computer (Mac, Linux or Windows) with high-speed internet access and telephone. You do not have to install or download software. All you need is a browser, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

COSTS: $32 Click the Buy Now button below to reserve your seat.

Reserve your seat now!

Next session 12/01/2010. Call April for more info 414.502.7745

LinkedIn Webinar for Columbia Alumni

Webinar: LinkedIn for Job Search
July 28 Noon – 1:15 pm Central
led by April M. Williams, Speaker, Author, Coach

Workshop Fee for Columbia College Alumni: $15 (Discounted from $32)

Learn how LinkedIn has helped 70 million professionals around the world further connection, create opportunities and build careers. This webinar is specifically for who are new to using LinkedIn and/or interested in how LinkedIn can serve their job search. Get an overview of key features along with important effectiveness and etiquette/protocol tips.

This fast-paced webinar highlights:
– Tailoring your profile to be noticed in your job search
– Building online networking connections
– Initiating introduction requests
– Effectively using groups
– Leveraging Q&A
– And more!

Sessions will last about 75 minutes with time for participant questions. Please note: your registration confirmation will include logon information and dial-in number (long distance charges may apply).

REQUIREMENTS:
Basic computer knowledge and a computer with high-speed internet access and telephone.

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Cynthia Vargas
312-369-8640

Date: July 28, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Location: online

More information

Algonquin Farmers Market

We live in McHenry County, Illinois and support our local business owners. Here is a video of our visit to shop with the vendors at the Algonquin Farmers Market.

Stop by the Algonquin Farmers Market any Thursday evening from 1 PM – 7 PM at the corners of Harrison & Washington Streets in the heart of beautiful historic downtown Algonquin. Plenty of free parking and a wide variety of vendors showcasing the best of McHenry County. The event runs now through September 30th.

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