March 2021 PMI-MC Chapter Monthly Meeting

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**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SHARED DAY PRIOR TO MEETING**
PMI-Montgomery County MD Chapter March 2021 Monthly Evening Event
Wednesday,  March 3rd 2021

Member price:
$0.00   (Virtual Webinar Only due to State of Maryland Covid-19 Guidance)
Topic: “Finding Jobs on the Hidden Job Network”

Presenters: YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services (Ms. Katherine Akbar & Mr. Michael Akbar)

Presenter Bio:

Katherine Metres Akbar is the founder and president of YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services, one of Washington metro’s two top-rated career success companies. Providing job search services and workshops, she and her team have helped over 2800 people perfect their resumes, master networking, get interviews, and receive offers. The world’s only Interview AikidoTM coach, Ms. Akbar has been a featured as a speaker by the Foreign Service Institute, Channel 7 News, and many others. She previously served as a U.S. diplomat and executive director of a civil rights non-profit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a certificate from the Speakers Academy of the National Speakers Association.

Michael Metres Akbar is the co-owner and vice president of YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services. He is a Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Federal Career Coach, Certified Diagnostic Coach, and Certified Business Advisor. He has extensive experience leading teams while working in start-up, mature, and growth business environments. In addition to 7 years at YES helping people get their dream job, Michael has spent 14 years as an entrepreneur coaching business owners to break through their barriers to success. After talking his way into two jobs in order to get a work visa he badly needed, Michael was inspired to create Interview AikidoTM to help people get jobs, even when they are underqualified. He holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, a Master of Science from the City University of London, and a certificate from the Speakers Academy of the National Speakers Association.

Presentation Abstract:

  • Are you laid off, concerned you will be laid off, so over your job, and/or ready for the next career challenge?
  • Are you frustrated by the black hole that job board and USAJobs applications seem to go into?
  • Do you want to be the “inside candidate” for jobs that are posted—or even have a job created for you to match your interests?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are going to gain great value from the presentation of Katherine and Michael Metres Akbar, who head YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services.

Desperate for a work visa in order to stay out of his home country’s war, Mr. Akbar developed a networking and interview technique called Interview AikidoTM. He used Interview Aikido to talk his way into 3 lucrative job offers without being best qualified. He will share with us 5 secrets for becoming the inside candidate or having a job created for you. He will also share what advantages project managers have for succeeding with this strategy.

Ms. Akbar, who heads YES’ writing team and provides interview coaching, will cover the job search strategies that enable YES’ typical client to get results twice as fast as the national average. Their median/average client gets a new job at 14% higher pay in 8 weeks after interviewing with 5 organizations, getting contacted by 12 recruiters, and receiving 1.5 offers. These strategies include building a cover letter and resume that excite your target employers, getting interviews from applications on job boards, and interacting effectively with recruiters.

The Akbars are highly regarded speakers and entrepreneurs. Their team provides outplacement and job search services, including resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and career, business, executive, and interview coaching. YES’ services are highly rated, with a perfect 5.0-star rating on Google, 4.5-star rating on Yelp, A rating on Angie’s List, and A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau. They are the top-rated company nationally for USAJobs-style federal resumes.

Don’t miss this valuable information from the United States’ top career success power couple.

Location: Virtual (Zoom Conference Link:  Sent out Morning of Meeting – Wed 3 Mar 2020)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Chapter Business Remarks @ 7:30pm

YES’s Presentation w/ Q&A to follow – 7:40pm

Program concludes No Later Than @ 9:00pm
NOTICE: The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing and PDU Self-Reporting. For those attending, PDUs will be reported on behalf of valid chapter members within a week of the event