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The Ultimate Career Strategy Toolkit


A three-part series of professional workshops to help you advance your career.  Each workshop focuses on a different pillar of career advancement.

These workshops will be led by two local entrepreneurs, founders of two companies, Inclusively and Find Your Tribe.

Join Naomi Haile and Samukele Ncube, for three in-depth workshops to build your personal career strategy toolkit. 

Gone are the days where it was enough to just fill out an application on a job board and send in your resume to get the job.  The job-hunting landscape today demands so much more of candidates than to simply fill out an application on a job board, sending your resume to get the job, or even stand out to get an interview.  It has become critical to craft your story, clearly articulate your value-proposition and sell yourself.
We often hear, You must be in the right mindset in your job search, or How are you branding yourself? or Your network is your net worth.  These workshops will breakdown these pillars of career advancement, Mindset, Personal Branding, and Building Relationships, and help you build your own career strategy! 

Held at the Main branch, 1:30 to 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoons, in Room B125. 

Register for each session separately on the links below.  

These workshops are all part of the Career Strategy Toolkit, but you do not have to sign up for all three; you may attend any individual workshop.   


Part 1: Mindset 
Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone & Creating Your Own Career Opportunities

This workshop will delve into strategies that include pitching yourself for opportunities that don’t yet exist and how to approach connections in your network for introductions.  Learn creative strategies to get your foot in the door to be given the chance to share your message to the right people. 
Saturday, April 4 


Part 2: Personal Branding
Defining and Building Your Personal Brand for Your Job Search  

This workshop, will explore how to identify your passions and skills, define the kind of work you would love to be doing and formulate ways to bridge that gap and share your stories online.
Saturday, April 18


Part 3: Building Relationships
Building Relationships & Taking Your Online Connections Offline  

This workshop will explore the importance of networking, help you develop strategies to get the most out of your networking activities and share some tactics to help you grow more confident in your networking abilities.
Saturday, May 2