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14 Strategies for an Effective Job Search, January Chapter Meeting


dream-job-2904780_640.jpgIt’s no surprise that searching for a job can be a very stressful time. Some people believe the job searching process causes as muchanxiety as buying a house or planning a wedding.

We’ll highlight our top 14 job search strategies, including advice around best resources for identifying job leads, how to work with Recruiters, follow up protocol on your application/s, resume best practices, candidate branding/marketing, ways to differentiate yourself amongst other applicants, interviewing best practices, communicating with confidence, consideration criteria for evaluating your options, and more. You’ll walk away with 2-3+ suggestions that will make your job search more effective and less anxiety filled!



Tuscany Suites & Casinos

255 E Flamingo Rd,

Las Vegas, NV 89169

Note: Event will be held in the Tuscany Room

Directions: Enter at the hotel entrance and use the escalator to the second floor convention area.


Online Registration open through 01/14/2020!

Early Bird: Members $35 / Non-members $40; Military/Students$10 off*

Walk in: Members $40/ Non-members $45

*Military/Students - please send an email to vpprograms@pmi-snc.org for the discount code

PDU: 1 (Leadership)



6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Networking, Appetizers, Drinks 

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation 


About the speakers: CateM.jpg

Cate Murray, Director, PMO Solutions; Apex Systems 

As Director of PMO Solutions, Cate is responsible for managing the nationally-based talent acquisition strategies of the Apex Systems PMO and Business Analysis Practice. Throughout her 14+ year career at Apex, Cate has performed various roles within recruiting and management including leading the delivery function of our Ohio markets, managing a team of skill-based recruiters, and helping our clients source and attract teams of proven performers across the IT spectrum using our on-demand recruitment model. Cate is PMP and CSM certified and is affiliated with numerous professional networking and leadership groups. She is a Professional Development Author for MSSQLTips.com, a Speaker at PMI® Professional Development Day events, and a Speaker on the Project Summit*Business Analyst World conference series.

Erica Woods, Manager of IT Contractor Initiatives and Philanthropy; Apex Systems

EricaWoods.jpgErica is the Manager of IT Contractor Initiatives and Philanthropy at Apex Systems. Her focus is on overseeing programs, teams, communication channels, and other resources that support and add value to their National IT Contractor Community of 15,000+. Erica also oversees corporate philanthropy efforts and STEM/Tech4Good programs. She has 14+ years of experience in the IT staffing world and an MBA from Loyola University. She delivers Career Development webcasts and writes articles for Apex and the MSSQLTips.com online technical community, speaks at tech community conferences such as BA World/PM Summit, PMI PDD events and SQL Saturdays, and provides internal and external Team, Attitude, Performance, Career and Hiring Coaching. Erica is a Co-Founder of the Baltimore Tech4Good group and Co-Organizer for the Tampa Tech4Good group, which are TechSoup NetSquared groups that bring together technical folks looking for skills-based volunteering opportunities with nonprofits in need of technology help/guidance/troubleshooting.


 Apex Systems is the nation’s 2nd largest information technology staffing firm and our PMO and Business Operations recruiting practice is the largest. Since 2017, Apex has helped over 9,600 Project Managers, Program Managers, Project Coordinators, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, and Business Analysts find contract and permanent opportunities. Our PMO recruiting practice has 230+ PMO focused Recruiters who support hiring needs for 1,000+ clients across our 70 North American offices. Job seekers can search jobs and join our Talent Network via https://itcareers.apexsystems.com/, access a wealth of career readiness resources for job seekers via https://www.apexsystems.com/Pages/CareerReadiness.aspx, and take advantage of 20+ free PDUs through our webinar series at https://www.apexsystems.com/Events/ (simply search ‘PDU’ for upcoming talks and recordings archives).


Postponement / Cancellation: Please refer to the Cancellation and Refund Policy 

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Type of activity: Events

Date: January 16th, 2020

Hour: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1.0


Members: $40.00

Non members: $45.00


Tuscany Suites and Casino

255 E Flamingo Road

Las Vegas, NV, 89169

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