PRSA Connect – May 17, 2018
Angee will share her career vision presentation to internal communicators participating in this conference.
Angee was thrilled for the opportunity to speak at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) three consecutive years. She shared great information to leaders to help them think differently before hiring, and then retain their top talent. She also did a “TED talk” style presentation in the community hub titled, “Getting it Right When the Story is You.” This conference for Microsoft Partners brings 16,000 people together from companies around the globe.
Angee earned recognition as one of the “best in show break out sessions” and has returned multiple times to these communicator’s conferences. She loves participating in them because of the amazing communications professionals she gets to meet and learn from.
Angee joined a panel of PR professionals at this year’s PRSA Jumpstart event geared toward young communications talent looking to start their career. The panel titled, “PR and Me: Navigating the Industry” covered topics ranging from lessons learned to interviewing tips to industry changes and trends.
Angee was interviewed by Icology’s Chuck Gose for his podcast for internal communicators after her presentation at IABC’s World Conference in June. Check it out HERE.
As part of an ongoing relationship between the University of Washington’s communication master’s programs – MCDM and MCCN – Angee Linsey conducts five workshops geared toward helping these present and future communications leaders manage their career.
This graduate program has given you direction, but there are many paths with a variety of opportunities that are ahead depending on your specific goals and talents. When faced with this question, “What is your ideal next job?” it is important to have put some thought behind the answer to ensure your career path is one where you can thrive. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess who you are, your skills and competencies, and what kind of environment would allow you to contribute to the best of your ability. This workshop is a great foundation and will help you tell your story for years to come.
Most of us are great at talking about our company, our products and our teams, but when it comes to talking about ourselves, we often miss the mark. Whether in a job search, or simply speaking to someone about your career goals, it is important to have a solid communication strategy in place. The most powerful way to connect to that next great job opportunity (internally or with a new company), is to have meaningful conversations. This workshop will give you practical, hands-on methods for creating your communication strategy for job search, networking or expanding your responsibilities within the job you have. We will also cover ways to implement that strategy.
Your resume is an important introduction of your skills and experience, and in this workshop, we’ll cover how to present your talents in a way that tells your story well. But in addition to the resume, we’ll also discuss portfolios (electronic and hard copy versions), your social media and general online presence when it comes to job search.
A Job Search Plan can be directly correlated to a communication plan. Why not approach your job search in a way that makes sense to most communications professionals? In this workshop, you will learn how to approach your job search like you approach a communications plan. From evaluating where you are and where you want to go, targeting your audience, and setting timelines to creating a career development path that makes sense. Whether currently in a job search, or simply speaking to someone about your career goals, thinking through the job search plan is as important as a communication plan is before any project launch.
As communicators, interviewing for a new role would seem like a walk in the park, using one of your best skills to land that next great opportunity. Unfortunately, the many lessons often taught by communicators, are not put into practice for themselves during an interview. In this workshop, we’ll practice the four steps that will ensure you are ready to share valuable and relevant information, using tools you already have in your communicator’s toolbox.
In 2016, Angee taught a one-credit course to UW undergraduate students in the Communications program. Over the course of two afternoons, she helped students figure out how to best tell their own story, create resumes and Linked In profiles that capture the attention of future employers, and great long-term career development strategies for success.