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Transitions SIG

Intended Audience
Anyone who is contemplating or in the midst of a job change in the workplace learning field within our service area.

Overview of SIG
The Transitions SIG provides information on career planning and job search tools, industry updates, sharing job leads building a professional network and mutual support.

Bring your business cards!!!

Specific Program

August 26, 2010: How to Work with Recruiters
with Merilee Schillinger, Patrice Servin, Don Dimick

Learn about agency and corporate recruiters. How do you locate a recruiter? What should you look for in a recruiter? What should you expect? What are the benefits of working with a recruiter? We've rounded up a select group of recruiters to answer all of these questions and more.

Merilee Schillinger draws from over 20 years experience in the high-tech industry. With her roots in human resources she steered her career focus to technical recruiting after discovering her passion for connecting high-tech professionals with great opportunities in an ever-evolving industry. Her five years as an agency recruiter paved the way to becoming an “in house” recruiter for great companies like Unicru, Intel, Sabrix and now Tripwire. In her 10+ years as a recruiter she has filled a diverse variety of high-tech industry positions. Merilee is a consummate networker and strongly advocates for the increasing use of social networking as a primary tool in both job seeking and career development. Merilee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Western Washington University. Learn more about Merilee at

Patrice Servin is a Principal Technical Recruiter with over 13 years of mixed corporate and agency recruiting experience in Portland. Patrice is currently employed as a Principal Corporate Recruiter at APCON, Inc in Wilsonville. She began her corporate recruiting career with ADP Dealer Services. In addition, she has worked as a technical recruiter for Nike, Merix, RadiSys Her agency recruiting roles have been at DB Professionals and Momentum Management Resources. Patrice is very passionate about educating people around the whole employment cycle. She wants them to be empowered to understand the process, how it works and how to best present themselves so they get the opportunity to interview and get jobs. Patrice conducts working sessions with local user groups- most recently at Portland’s Code Camp- where she educates candidates on resume writing, how to manage the hiring process and how to use headhunters and job boards effectively. Learn more about Patrice at

Previous Meetings

March 25, 2010: Creating Interview-Winning Resumes with Jennifer Anthony
April 29, 2010: Tapping the Resources of ASTD and Its Partners with Panel
May 27, 2010: Networking for Your Psychological Type with Sabrina Goff
June 24, 2010: So...You Want to be a Consultant? with Dan Vetter, Jerry Zygmuntowicz and Christine Martell
July 29, 2010: Mock Interviews with Doody Boliba and Dana Thatcher
August 26, 2010: How to Work with Recruiters with Merilee Schillinger, Patrice Servin, Don Dimick
September 30, 2010: Marketing Plans with Rosalind Hughes-Smith
October 28, 2010: Are My SKills up to Date?
November 18, 2010: Informational Interviewing
December 16, 2010: Road Map for Job Hunting

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CPLP Recertification Credit
CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by National ASTD. CPLP Website.

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Alignment with National ASTD's
Workplace Learning Profession Competency Model

9 Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

1. Designing Learning
2. Improving Human Performance
3. Delivering Training
4. Measuring and Evaluating
5. Facilitating Organizational Change
6. Managing the Learning Function
7. Coaching
8. Managing Organizational Knowledge
9. Career Planning and Talent Management

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Alignment with Chapter Focus Areas
Four Focus Areas
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

Professional Development Graphic   1. Professional Development
Networking Graphic   2. Networking
Business Opportunities Graphic   3. Business Opportunities
Giving Back Graphic   4. Giving Back

Thursday, August 26
Thursday, September 30
Thursday, October 28
Thursday, November 18
Thursday, December 16

6 - 8 pm

Beaverton City Library
Meeting Room A
12375 SW 5th Street
Beaverton, OR 97005

Beaverton Resource Center
12500 SW Allen Blvd
Beaverton, OR

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