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Job Search Breakfast Meeting
Monday 12 August 2013, 07:30am - 09:00am
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Date Time Location Event Registration
12 August 2013 7.30am - 9am Coco’s Bakery Restaurant
1206 Oakmead Pkwy
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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PMI Silicon Valley Job Search Group

“Success in Search”

 

Description:

This group is established to provide job search support for Silicon Valley project management professionals.  It is sponsored by the Silicon Valley chapter of the Project Management Institute - PMI (www.pmisv.org) to help our members in transition improve their probability of landing a future job.
 
In conjunction with the chapter's Career Management Seminars and Career Development Workshops, the Job Search Group focuses on providing:

a) The skills and tools necessary for successful personal marketing and job search
b) Opportunities to share job market intelligence and strategies
c) A forum for mutual support, accountability, and inspiration 

 

Meeting Format:

One of the challenges people in transition face is maintaining their levels of energy and focus during what can be an arduous search process.  The intent of this group is to provide the mutual support that we all need when we face these situations in our lives. 
In our weekly meetings we share our accomplishments from the prior week, commit to actions we intend to take in the coming week, and provide help and suggestions to our peers. This concept is similar to that of success teams you may be familiar with from working with outplacement organizations or networking groups.  The difference is that we are more critically focused on the project management profession.

We use a Yahoo! group (PMISV_JOB_SEARCH_GROUP) to post information about our meetings, companion PMI chapter events, as well as leads and suggestions that the members develop in their search endeavors.

 

Host:

SkipLaFetraSkip La Fetra has over 30 years of R&D Management, Project Management, and Quality Management experience in Silicon Valley technology industries, spending most of his career with Hewlett-Packard. He has worked in fields as diverse as Silicon-on-Sapphire integrated circuit development, various forms of Enterprise computing, Product Regulations, and Quality. Until recently, Skip managed software development for HP's personal computer product line, where he founded the initial Program Management organization for the then-startup operation. Skip currently is a Program Manager for HP's StorageWorks division.

Skip holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, a PMP and a Certified ScrumMaster. He is also trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt process and quality advocate. He delights in leading at the intersection of Development, Process, and Quality.
 
Outside of working hours, Skip hosts and manages the website for the Bicycle Mobile Hams of America (BMHA), an organization of ham-radio bicyclists. He is active with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety as an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for SARES, a group of specialists who provide backup communications when needed.

 

PMI Silicon Valley Job Search Group Breakfast Meeting


Host:
Name: Skip La Fetra, PMP
Email: Contact Event Host
PDU Info:
1.5 - Category A
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Program Agenda:
7:30 AM - Program Begins
9:00 AM - Adjourn
Food:
The only cost is what you order from the menu. Separate checks.
Registration:
The registration is FREE for anyone interested. Walk-in welcome. Please register online in advance to help the Event Host plan and arrange seats.