Mar 16 Workshop: Your Professional Brand – From Resume to Interview

In light of COVID-19 recommendations by the MN Dept. of Health, SHIFT March Events are cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date.


Your Professional Brand – From Resume to Interview


A 2.5 hour intensive workshop is focused on building your personal brand – from resume to interview to social media and beyond.


Your professional brand is the “great differentiator” in the job search. Your professional brand showcases your strengths, experiences and expertise.  Professional branding in resumes influences hiring decision makers to interview you and ultimately hire you.

In this intensive, hands-on seminar (lead by Tom Colosimo & Kurt Thompson) you will learn the following:

  • How to identify and build professional brand
  • How to craft a resume that showcases your professional brand
  • How to continue this message through the interview process

Please be prepared to learn and participate in this session – and recommend that you bring examples of your current resume, collateral and other branding materials for review and discussion.

At the end of the evening, you will leave with a deeper understanding of how to build up your own personal value proposition and brand, as well as map out a plan designed to help you secure your next dream job!


Our Facilitators

Tom Colosimo is a Career Architect/Coach.  He prides himself as being a ‘master connector’ for networking and helping people connect with people for success.  Tom is not your typical career coach/advisor.  Along the way, Tom has been an accountant within manufacturing, retail and banking compliance for over 20 years.  He then went on to be a third-party recruiter for 6 years doing ‘match-making’ within the finance, accounting, marketing, engineering and technology areas of focus.  After that, he 8 years at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business as a Graduate Career Coach/Corporate Relations Manager.

Currently, Tom speaks regionally for the PMI (Project Manager Institute), workforce centers and other professional and community groups on the topics of networking, working with recruiters, LinkedIn and resume development.  He is active within Adult Education programs as well as 3 local universities and with Best Prep and Junior Achievement within local high schools.

Kurt Thompson has been a Professional Interview Coach providing professional interview coaching services with individual coaching, workshops & seminars and his interview workbook – START Acing Interviews Now!  Providing individuals this coaching since 2003, Kurt has worked with candidates of all levels and within a diverse range of industries.

In 1986, Kurt dedicated his sales career to helping coworkers and clients alike achieve their personal and professional goals.  He works for Insperity, a Professional Employment Organization (PEO) and trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 25 years, providing an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Serving more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees, Insperity’s mission is to help businesses and their employees succeed so communities prosper.


When: Monday, March 16, 2020
Workshop: 5:00-7:45 pm
Location: Rasmussen College, 4400 W 78th Street, Room 604, Bloomington MN.

Please note this is a 2.5 hour, Hands-On Intensive Workshop and we will be starting promptly at 5 pm and ending at 7:45 pm sharp in order to depart the campus location on time.

Event fee: $15 for members; $25 for non-members.




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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.