Thank you to the MSU spartan alumni, friends and guests who attended our Linkedin workshop. We’ll be doing another one in the future with the Big Ten Club.
The feedback was great to these questions:
A. Did you get more value than you expected?
B. Would you recommend the workshop to a friend or colleague?
C. What did you like? Not like?
D. What is 1 actionable item that could make it a better overall experience?
A. I found that I got about the value that I expected, which is a broad overview with some specific drill-down points of elaboration.
B. Yes, I would recommend the workshop to a friend/colleague, especially one that didn’t have a profile on Linked-In (or didn’t have a fully fleshed out one).
C. I liked some of the specific, tactical points that were mentioned (such as how to clean up e-mail addresses from a page; an emphasis on keywords and the rationale behind why). I did not like the fact that I felt that the presentation was cut short — or seemed to be — because of how the questions were posed and then answered. I would have preferred that each module of the presentation then stop to answer questions, ideally specific to that module. Then, the presentation could proceed forward. At the end, there could be a “free-for-all” where people with held questions could finally ask their peace.
D. Actionable item: establishing that questions should be written down and held until the end of each module. I don’t want to stymie anyone from asking an impromptu question as they get the information, but I did feel that all of the questions “out of turn” kind of slowed down the pacing of what was an otherwise fine presentation.
Thanks again for all of your time and expertise. Here’s hoping we can remain in touch in the future.
Thank you so much for the advice for Linked In and for my resume. I’ve also attatched my modified resume based on your suggestions and would appreciate feedback as well.
A. Overall the workshop lived up to my expectations.
B. For the workshop I felt like the recommendation would largely depend on what field they are in. For a friend in business it’s a invaluable resource for how to sell yourself to recruiters. For a friend in entertainment it is a chance to connect with people and build contacts.
C.The resume advice was top notch and will undoubtedly aid me in the future. I think the emphasis on Linked In is good for the vast majority of skilled workers, however, with my entertainment and media background there is very little recruiting based on Linked In and it depends largely on person to person contact. This is based on discussions I have had with people in my field both after and before the workshop.
D. I think having a larger venue next time would help. A friend of mine wanted to drop by after hearing about it at the last minute but she was unable to enter as the check in was no longer accepting walk in registration.
Title: LA Spartans “The Power of Linkedin” professional career workshop
The Los Angeles Spartans will serve the Los Angeles community with a powerful presentation on how to use Linkedin for finding jobs, branding yourself, networking and more. There is no job security in today’s business world, which is all the more reason why this workshop is so important. Spartan alumni and LA board member Geoff Koboldt, a senior operations executive, will facilitate the workshop. The goal is take the audience on a journey way beyond the typical vanilla, cookie-cutter other workshops and webinars that are currently out there. We want to give you the tools to be LinkedIn and resume ready. Please bring a copy of your resume and you’ll also receive a complimentary consultation after the presentation.
Having held a variety of positions from COO, Vice President and Director of Operations, Geoff has interviewed hundreds of prospective employees over his career. He has also mentored over 100+ college interns and helped many of them successfully get hired in a variety of positions. As a proud MSU Spartan, Geoff will share his proven insights on how he has moved to the top 5% of Linkedin for professionals in his field, how he can lose his job on a Saturday and have a fresh interview by Tuesday, and so much more.
Place: Lyfe Kitchen
Love Your Food Everyday
9540 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Interested in making your online resume stronger? LinkedIn is a powerful tool for career development, yet most of us don’t know how to utilize it to its full potential.
Spartan Alumn and LA board member Geoff Koboldt, a senior operations executive, will facilitate a workshop for those of us who need advice on how to use LinkedIn to further our careers. Dates and details TBD.
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Over 26,450 lbs. of food were packaged to help the LA Food Bank. Thanks for those who helped out!! #msuserviceday
Congrats to our MSU Spartan basketball team and Coach Izzo for making the FINAL FOUR. Can March Madness get any more exciting? We’ll be at Tony P’s in the marina and ManCave Sports Bar near Hollywood/Universal. 3pm, pacific.
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook – use #laspartans @laspartans to promote!
Check out the ManCave Sports bar and LA Spartans video featured on ESPN.
GLOBAL SPARTAN DAY OF SERVICE:
We are doing great with 20 people who have signed up so far for the LA Food Bank on April 18th. The goal is to have about 35 people participate. We posted it on Facebook LA Spartans group as well as in the Hollywood Spartans group. If you can help spread the word or want to sign up, please do so. Let’s show the world our charitable acts of kindness.
Game time against Oklahoma is 7:00pm, March 27th!
For the Westside fans, we’ll be at Tony P’s – We have guaranteed seating in the dockside room. The UCLA game is prior to our game so as soon as those fans leave we can take over the bar area as well.
For those in Hollywood area, stop by the Man Cave Sportsbar.
Help us fill both locations with Spartan Spirit. We got this LA Spartans! Izzo!
LA Spartans are not doing an official Game watch party… Nonetheless, the Big Ten Club does a Game watch party in the Santa Monica area. Big Ten Basketball Championship Gamewatch (link)
Also, head over to MAN CAVE Sportsbar if you are a part of the Hollywood/Studio City crowd.
Keep your eyes on the website & facebook pages for game times and possible group game watches for the March Madness games… Are you following us on “TWITTER” ?
Come watch the Spartans take on the Bruins at Jackie Robinson Field.
Game schedule: Friday 2/27 at 6pm, Saturday 2/28 at 2pm and Sunday 3/1 at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at
BIG 10 Event – Beer and Bowling – Tustin Lanes: 1091 Irvine Boulevard, Tustin.
Saturday, February 28th, 2015: Bowling begins promptly at 6:00pm. Check-in begins at 5:00pm.