Lisa Vara and Lindsey Palmer are coming
back to CaTS by popular demand after a successful December 1, 2011 workshop.
They sent us the following email summarizing the December 1 workshop and describing what they will cover at the January 5 workshop:
CaTS serves all of Fairfield County though it is based and its volunteers operate specifically out of .
Dear CaTS Members,
We would like to take a moment to thank you for
your candid and honest dialogue on December 1st. The conversations that took place around the art of interviewing hopefully provided you with some insightful tools as to how you can further leverage your networking and job searching
The following bullets below provides you with a quick recap on the content that was covered at our last meeting:
-- Current Market Place Challenges
-- Interview Preparation
-- Benefits and Dangers of the Internet
-- Networking Associations and Organizations
The first session was so successful that we would like to offer each CaTS member the opportunity to continue the dialogue by joining us for a second session. Session two will
incorporate the key learnings and discussions around the art of interviewing by doing a deep dive on various interview techniques. We will open the session
-- Exploring the areas of behavioral based, flexible and non-directive interviews
-- Reviewing in person, panel and group style
We will define the optimal interview technique for each, and then give each CaTS member the opportunity to role play as both interviewer and interviewee. These practical applications will enable each member to apply these tools during their next "real life" job interview.
The entire session will be interactive, so please come with any questions or concerns you would like to discuss regarding the interview process. We look forward to seeing everyone again and hopefully some new faces as well! In the meantime, Happy Holidays!
Lisa Vara has over 15 years of Human Resources experience. Her specialty resides in Staffing and Recruitment. She has worked for several large global
organizations such as UBS, Citigroup, Pfizer and most recently Heineken USA. In her current role she is responsible for all the hiring and staffing needs for
Heineken USA. She has trained and educated several corporate leaders on the responsibilities of interviewing viable talent. She is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and certified in employment law training and behavioral based interviews.
Lindsey Palmer is a Talent Acquisition Manager for PepsiCo where she handles all recruitment for the Research and Development organization. She is also repsonsible for leading Interview Skills training for Leaders in the
department. She has 13 years of experience recruiting for large, global corporations such as Pfizer and Dannone. Lindsey is a graduate of Denison University.