How Companies Identify A Players and Positioning Yourself for the Role you Really Want-Laura Raynak-01/19/2010 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
How Companies Identify A Players and Positioning Yourself for the Role you Really Want
Event Date: 
01/19/2010 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Laura Raynak
Event Speaker Title: 
Managing Director
Event Speaker Company: 
Raynak Executive Search
Event Speaker Bio: 

Laura Raynak

Laura Raynak is a Managing Director at Raynak Executive Search, a twelve year old firm with a distinguished track record of successful executive management search in medical technology, life sciences and healthcare services companies. Some of her clients have included: St Jude Medical, J&J, VasoNova, Voyage Medical, Stanford BioDesign, Vivo Ventures, Genomic Health, Varian Medical Systems, Illumina, Affymetrix, Chemdex, Insight Health, and others- both public and private.

Laura has made executive level management placements all areas of executive management including Board of Directors, C-level and functional Vice Presidents in Sales and Marketing, Engineering / R&D, Operations, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Human Resources, and technical positions. She has also developed and executed successful recruitment campaigns to find one-of-a-kind candidates for clients with unusual technical needs.

Laura's work reflects her head for science and heart for people, her attention to detail while envisioning the big picture, her finely-honed instincts about people and leadership.

Laura earned her BA degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz; she also holds a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of California. Laura is a past board member of the Northern California Human Resources Association, Institute of Management Consultants, and American Diabetes Association and is an active member of numerous associations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Laura is the publisher of many articles on executive recruitment, and is a lecturer at University of California Santa Cruz, Extension in Biotechnology Marketing.

Event Details
Cost: 
$0 - Free
Event Details: 

How to Be the Person Everyone Wants to Hire

Have you ever wondered why some people – who are not technically capable get hired over those with more skills and experience? How about the person who got promoted or kept in the last round of layoffs at your company? We could blame it on age discrimination or keeping people who make less than we do, but it really goes deeper than that. In this session we will explore what attitudes, behaviors, skills and attributes that you can develop while in your job hunt and in your next position that will land you a winning role more quickly.

Some of the things we will cover:

1. Image management
2. Effective communication style
3. Winning attitudes
4. Demonstrating competency and ability to get along with others in an interview setting
5. Building advocate and support relationships to help you land that job more quickly
6. Staying organized and motivated

These same attitudes, skills and behaviors can be employed once you land that dream job, and help keep you there, working on interesting projects, and gaining promotions, too.

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