May 2018 Forum: Learn to Network. Get a Job.

Learn to Network.  Get a Job.

Did you know that between 70-80% of all jobs are obtained through the people we know? Networking is not only the most critical skill to have in job-search and career development, but perhaps in all of business. But many people avoid it, eliminating career and life-changing opportunities. Are you doing it?

Join executive career and job-search coach Nathan A. Perez, author of the multi-award winning The 20-Minute Networking Meeting, and learn networking skills for job search; business development; and speed, spontaneous and social networking scenarios.

During this evening’s event, you’ll learn:

  1. The 5 most important parts of a networking meeting
  2. How to create a networking agenda
  3. How to construct key questions to lead a discussion
  4. How to expand a professional network with more names
  5. How to break into the Invisible/Hidden Job Market
  6. How to use your friends, family and complete strangers to land a job
  7. How to master a highly productive, efficient, and mutually beneficial meeting in 20 minutes.


The first time I really understood how to use networking as a viable and essential tool.  ~  Jennifer C.


Whether you consider yourself an seasoned networker or you’re just getting started, Nathan will provide you with a proven formula so you can make the most of every meeting!

Our Presenter

Nathan A. Perez i is an award-winning author, national speaker and executive career and job-search coach at Career Innovation, LLC., a consultancy that helps all experience levels of job-seekers from across the country.  As part of his consultancy, Nathan continues to work in executive search in the Research function. Responsible for the first step in the executive recruitment process, Nathan devises the strategies of “where and how to find” qualified candidates for client companies. He has been cited by The Huffington Post as one of the most connected people on LinkedIn, world-wide.

Co-author of the award-winning job-search networking book The 20-Minute Networking Meeting, Nathan teaches its 5 principles to students, career coaches, executives and corporate sales teams across the country. An enthusiastic and hands-on coach, Nathan helps strengthen the presence of his job-searching clients by combining his executive search experience with 20 years of stage, film and television experience in New York City and Hollywood. He is a professional member of the Authors Guild; the National Speakers Association; Actors Equity Association (AEA), and a voting union member of The Screen-Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA). Nathan serves as Vice Chair at The Loft Literary Center, one of the nation’s leading literary arts centers, and lives in Minneapolis.

Event Information

Monday, May 7, 2018
6:30 pm – Registration, Networking
7:00 pm – Presentation
Mankato State University at Edina
7700 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
SHIFT Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00


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Refund Policy

In the event that SHIFT cancels a program, you’ll receive a refund of your registration payment. SHIFT will not issue credits or refunds in the following circumstances: you cancel your registration, register but do not attend, or attend but leave early, or do not attend all sessions of a multi-session course.

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We’re looking forward to seeing you!!