Program April 25: THE UP SIDE OF FAILURE


 Launch Pad Job Club Announcement Frog

Many of us equate job loss with failure. There’s even a book on the topic called When Smart People Fail. It’s especially difficult to shake the failure feeling when someone with a fraction of your qualifications is now performing the job you used to do. Plus, every time you get passed over for a position for which you are perfectly qualified, you experience an additional hit to your self image and your confidence. The failure persona grows ever larger.

 But before you start crying or drinking, hold on . . . this Friday’s presentation will show you the Up Side of Failure.  Lots of smart and successful people have weighed in on this topic, and we’ll share with you the best of what they have to say. By the time you leave the meeting, you should feel as though you rule the world.

 This Friday will be a two-fer: Following the regular meeting, from noon till around 1:00 pm, LPJC board member and financial planning expert will offer a presentation on Job Changes and Your Retirement Assets.  This is not a sales presentation; it’s an overview of the pros and cons of your financial options.

As always, the meetings are free. All are welcome.

Location: The meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Capital City Events Center, 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, suite 403, on the corner of MF and Huntland. The Events Center faces Huntland and is located next to the movie theatre.
First-timers: People attending Launch Pad for the first time should arrive by 9:15 a.m. to be able to sign in, grab some refreshments, and be ready for New Member Orientation that takes place from 9:30-10:00 a.m.
By the way, attending a Job Club meeting does count as a bona fide job search contact by the Texas Workforce Commission because we announce so many job openings during our meetings.
This week is a two-fer:  Resume Tweaking will take place Friday the 11th as well from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Consulting Solutions.Net office at 1016 La Posada, suite 297. Bring 5 copies of your resume.  Our Ph.D. resume expert WILL be there to provide her unique guidance.
Future Speakers:
April 25: An Upbeat Examination of FAILURE: It’s Not What It’s Cracked up To Be
May: Gaius Cameron of Randstad Staffing returns with SPEED INTERVIEWING
Date to be announced: Beth TarbellLinkedIn

Date to be announced: Terry O’DonnellHow I Landed My Dream Job

Launch Pad Job Club is a networking, support, and job lead sharing organization that aids and supports jobseekers in their search for The Perfect Job.  A federally recognized nonprofit organization, LPJC presents free weekly meetings that provide job search information, motivation, programs, speakers, networking opportunities, door prizes, bananas, and grins. Looking for a job is way too scary to do by yourself.  By joining LPJC, you will benefit from the combined resources of other interesting, intelligent, supportive, talented, and good looking professionals as everyone helps each other survive the challenges of the job hunt. In order to join, attend just one meeting and add your contact information to our membership directory.