April 2012


This Thursday Rick Myers, Dianne Steinhoff and Stephen Saunders are on the Launch Pad.

In case you missed it, the Launch Pad is the way you connect to everyone in the room. We bond with your job search when you step out in front of the group.

HAVE YOU DONE EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO FURTHER YOUR JOB SEARCH? IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE THE LAUNCH PAD THE ANSWER IS NO!

The next opening we have is Thursday May 24. All you have to do to get on the schedule is return this Email with your request. I will reply with your place on the schedule…….no brainer
Bill Johnson

This week Sinda Short, Landon Dick, and Vickie Sanborn are on the Launch Pad.

ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO FURTHER YOUR JOB SEARCH? IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ON THE LAUNCH PAD, THE ANSWER IS NO!

The next opening on the schedule is May 17. Obviously some people are getting the message.

Getting on the schedule is the easiest part. Just return this Email and let me know you want a slot. I will get back to you with a response.

No other requirements. The only real qualification is your desire to succeed.

First come, first served.

Bill Johnson

Attached is the new, slimmed down 25 word list. Please review your entry to make sure we are presenting you the way you want to be presented.

If your name has disappeared from the list, there could be two explanations: (1) You haven’t been reading your emails because I removed everyone that did not respond. (2) I missed your response somehow.

Either way, there is a chance for redemption. Just respond to this email & we will get you back on there before I send this list out as final tomorrow.

Bill Johnson

Candidate List.xls

to all
Bill is simply reminding those who have not done( or may be afraid to try the launch pad, ) that IF you talk to those who have done it…..you would find great results in ..not only the feedback and help they got from all the participants…but we bat about 70% for those who’ve done "launch" in ultimately finding a position they wanted and now enjoy.
that’s my 2 cents worth
Jim Blazer

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM, Bill Johnson <bjcpaok> wrote:

I promise that this is the last E-mail for a while.

ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO FURTHER YOUR JOB SEARCH? IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN ON THE LAUNCH PAD, THE ANSWER IS NO!

As of this writing, David Hunter has volunteered for the Launch Pad on the 19th, and Sinda Short has volunteered for the Launch Pad on the 26th.

By simple math, that leaves two slots open in each of the next two weeks.

I have tried to explain over and over that a HUGE part of your job search is networking. That is, expanding your spheres of influence through meeting new people and introducing them to to you and the value proposition that you bring to the table.

Yesterday, after the meeiting, Catherine Anglin approached me and asked me to critique her one minute presentation. Catherine, I do not mean to embarass you, but to embarass me, because, as I explained, an hour later after interacting with the speaker, praying for those who have interviews coming up, and talking to numerous people afterwards, the details of what you said had left me. After she reminded me, I remembered that she had a job but was looking for something with less travel. Now that Catherine & I have spoken, I will remember her name and her face in the future.

I do, however, have it firmly in my mind that: Ellen Averill is a highly professional, well composed, communication leader who once developed a program whereby seven diverse companies of one conglomerate were able to effectively improve the communications with each other; That Melissa Powell was a world record holder in the bench press for her division, set the TCU 200 meter breaststroke record, has been a successful swimming instructor but now wants to take her Business Marketing degree and apply her transferrable skills to move on to a business career; That Nicole Quist was once terrified to speak in front of a group but has discovered over her career that she loves B2B sales and loves to cold call and is looking for a corporate sales position.

How do I remember all of that? Well, what do you remember about our meetings? How many people who got up to introduce themselves do you remember? What is the key to quick recall?……..I rest my case.

To get on the Launch Pad, all you need to do is respond to this Email & I will respond with your place on the schedule. Simple as that.

As always, first come, first served.

Bill Johnson

I promise that this is the last E-mail for a while.

ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO FURTHER YOUR JOB SEARCH? IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN ON THE LAUNCH PAD, THE ANSWER IS NO!

As of this writing, David Hunter has volunteered for the Launch Pad on the 19th, and Sinda Short has volunteered for the Launch Pad on the 26th.

By simple math, that leaves two slots open in each of the next two weeks.

I have tried to explain over and over that a HUGE part of your job search is networking. That is, expanding your spheres of influence through meeting new people and introducing them to to you and the value proposition that you bring to the table.

Yesterday, after the meeiting, Catherine Anglin approached me and asked me to critique her one minute presentation. Catherine, I do not mean to embarass you, but to embarass me, because, as I explained, an hour later after interacting with the speaker, praying for those who have interviews coming up, and talking to numerous people afterwards, the details of what you said had left me. After she reminded me, I remembered that she had a job but was looking for something with less travel. Now that Catherine & I have spoken, I will remember her name and her face in the future.

I do, however, have it firmly in my mind that: Ellen Averill is a highly professional, well composed, communication leader who once developed a program whereby seven diverse companies of one conglomerate were able to effectively improve the communications with each other; That Melissa Powell was a world record holder in the bench press for her division, set the TCU 200 meter breaststroke record, has been a successful swimming instructor but now wants to take her Business Marketing degree and apply her transferrable skills to move on to a business career; That Nicole Quist was once terrified to speak in front of a group but has discovered over her career that she loves B2B sales and loves to cold call and is looking for a corporate sales position.

How do I remember all of that? Well, what do you remember about our meetings? How many people who got up to introduce themselves do you remember? What is the key to quick recall?……..I rest my case.

To get on the Launch Pad, all you need to do is respond to this Email & I will respond with your place on the schedule. Simple as that.

As always, first come, first served.

Bill Johnson

Sometimes I find myself in a situation where I think I have joined the “Hereafter” club…..I’m here. I just don’t remember what I’m here after.

Yesterday was one of those times as I forgot to mention OJT, our monthly program at Asbury.

If you need personal attention on any aspect of your job search, Overcoming Job Transitions (OJT) is for you.

We meet from 6:30PM – 9:00PM the third Tuesday of every month at Asbury Methodist Church, 6767 S Mingo. That is this coming Tuesday, April 17th. In a classroom-type setting we take on the following issues:

Square One – Led by Barbara Wright, square one is a self-assessment class to help you discover “What do I really want to do?”
Resumes – Led by Kim Alexander, Frank Wantland, and Mark Fritts, you will get some one-on-one help in writing a resume or making your resume “pop”
Using Linked-in & Other Social Media in your job search – Led by Russ Knight, you will discover not only how to do research, but how to brand yourself on Linked-in
Brainstorming – Led by Bill Johnson….a one hour session along the lines of the Thursday Launch Pad, but handled seated around a table in a more intimate setting.
Networking – Led by Bill Johnson….A one hour session on how to go about expanding your sphere of influence to get interviews for jobs that probably haven’t hit the market yet.
Interviewing – Led by Heather Cupp, When you have mastered everything else, this class is where the rubber meets the road. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Does it seem like some of the names of the leaders are familiar? It should, because many of them are also involved in the First Methodist Employment Transition Ministry that meets every Thursday at FUMC downtown.

Each class is in a separate room, so for two hours you have the opportunity to focus on what you need the most. The differentiator between this program and a college setting is that you control your own schedule. Everyone is there for your benefit, so if you feel like you have gotten everything you need from one class, simply get up and move to another. No one is going to get upset or feel insulted……just go where you need the help.

You only get one chance per month to get this kind of attention so PUT THIS ON YOUR SCHEDULE.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH, 6:30pM – 9:00 PM
ASBURY METHODIST CHURCH
6767 S MINGO

Go around the North end of the church to the Northeast entrance facing Mathis Brothers. Enter the main doors to the left of the green awning saying “Family Center”.
Go past the gazebo up the stairs and follow the purple signs.

SEE YOU THERE

Bill Johnson

Begin forwarded message:

From: “Russ Knight” <ddknight1>

Date: April 11, 2012 5:17:18 PM CDT

To: “‘Kathleen Lee'” <kathleen.lee>, “‘Bill Johnson'” <bjcpaok>, <etmandojt>

Subject: FW: General Receptionist

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