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Thursday, February 13, 2020

06:30 PM  
6:30 PM - Zingers for STAR Stories: Making Your STAR Stories Come Alive on the Resume and At Interviews


Facilitated by John Wetzel of the University of Minnesota and Managing Director of the MJSW Board of Directors and Stan Brown of Stan Brown + Associates and Founding Member of the MJSW Board of Directors 

LOCATION: Christ Presbyterian Church, Hwy. 100 & 70th Street, Edina, MN - Room 10 in the lower level of the church (programs are non-denominational and open to anyone who wants to attend).


Most resumes can be improved and virtually every job seeker can gain from sharpening her/his skills in presenting past accomplishments in an interview.

This workshop helps the job seeker develop strong STAR stories that evolve into excellent bullet points on the resume and superior statements of accomplishments in interviews.

A presentation and handout will give examples of effective STAR stories and how they become bullets on the resume.

In the interview segment, people will gain experience presenting their STAR story out loud while being recorded as a video. The experience of seeing oneself in a video is a very powerful technique. 

John Wetzel is an outstanding job search speaker who has helped hundreds of people, if not more, find great jobs.  John is an industrial/organizational psychologist who serves as the managing director of the Minneapolis Job Support Workshop.  His career includes leadership roles with IDS Financial Services (now Ameriprise Financial) and Right Management, a global human resource consulting firm where he partnered with executives in career transition.  He currently serves as a career consultant in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, where he volunteers full-time with university students in their major exploration and job search strategies.

Stan Brown has worked with people in job transition for 28 years, the last 10 of which as a professional job search coach.  Stan's work experience includes General Mills, Honeywell, and Toro, plus consulting experience with organizations such as 3M, Donaldson Company, Hartford Life Insurance, and Jostens.  Stan founded the Minneapolis Job Support Workshop as a way of helping people deal with job and career transition.  He has conducted hundreds of individual and group sessions as a way of "paying forward."

There is no need to register in advance.  The session is free and open to the public.