In-Person Sessions Have Resumed

During this transition post-pandemic, we meet in person on the first Monday of the month beginning Monday, Nov. 1, 2021

Location and Time:

South Bay 1 Stop Business & Career Center
1220 Engracia Ave., Torrance, CA 90501

In-Person Monthly meeting:

First Monday of each month
9:00 a.m. to noon

Subsequent Monday meetings will be over Zoom at 9:00 a.m.

Join us here:

https://bit.ly/SBPAZOOM
Meeting ID: 817 6731 0984
Passcode: 401303

New Member Orientation

Becoming a member is simple! Attend Orientation on the fourth Wednesday of each month in person at South Bay 1 Stop Business & Career Center in Torrance.

New Member Orientation Dates

  • May 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Jun. 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Jul. 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Aug. 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sep. 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Oct. 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Career BridgeBuilders update

Like SBPA and just about every other group or association, Career BridgeBuilders has transitioned to meeting online over Zoom.

Here is the list of scheduled sessions and topics:

CareerBridgeBuilders – LinkedIn 101
Date:  Thursday May 7th
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools to manage your career. During this session we will provide an overview and discuss the basics of establishing a profile. Career BridgeBuilders connects those in career transition to other professionals, community businesses leaders, and provides workshops designed to help build job search skills. During this session we will discuss

Career BridgeBuilders – Fear, Faith and Fingernails – ‘How a leap of faith transformed me. From extreme anxiety and into a life of freedom’
Date:  Thursday May 14
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am    
We welcome Rachel Watkins who will share her story. Join us to hear how network marketing with a company called Color Street has given her a life of freedom. This simple, one product company is on fire and has been a perfect fit for her and so many others. “I am exited to share my journey with you”.

Career BridgeBuiiders: Developing Your Story – Zoom Meetup
Date:  Thursday May 21       
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Grace Moniz will lead a motivating and personal session, geared toward helping craft your story and develop awareness about oneself and one’s career direction and to form the foundation of a resume and the achievements contained therein.  

RSVP for Zoom link to Andrea Connolly at Amkrych@gmail.com.

Join their LinkedIn Group:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2010830/

Visit their website:
https://www.americanmartyrs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=321521&type=u&pREC_ID=446711

Guest Speaker for Monday, April 27, 2020

Lindsey Levine, Resume and Job Interview Consultant, will be joining our Monday Morning Zoom session.

About Lindsey

Lindsey recently left the corporate world where he was a Sales Manager for a large consumer goods company. Among many of his responsibilities were selecting, interviewing and hiring candidates for positions with his company. Over the course of his career he reviewed tens of thousands of resumes, conducted thousands of interviews leading to hundreds of hires.

He hired through the dot com bust and the recession of 2008. He is familiar with what it takes to set yourself apart during economic upheaval in the workplace. He left the corporate world and started Lindsey Levine Professional Preparation helping working professionals write effective resumes, create a strong LinkedIn profile, and prepare for interviews.

Visit his website at:
https://resumeinterviewpreparation.com/

Guest Speaker for Monday, April 13, 2020

Jay Arbetter, Author, will be joining our Monday Morning Zoom session.

About Jay

Jay Arbetter has a passion for teaching individuals who are unemployed (or want to create a business doing what they love) how to network effectively with a little known secret he learned from one of his clients years ago. He used this networking secret to grow his business to managing over $420 Million in assets in over 40 states and two countries. And, now he speaks all over the Dallas metroplex teaching how to network to land your dream job. Most jobs are not published on LinkedIn or Monster.com. Most jobs are filled in-house by managers who ask employees who they recommend. Networking is key to getting back to work quickly if you’ve been laid off. It also is instrumental in making career changes if you are looking to make a change.Whether you are an employee or entrepreneur, you will benefit from the simple formula for connecting with more people and building powerful connections with people you enjoy being around.

Guest Speaker for Monday, April 6, 2020

Norman Lieberman, Recruiter, will be joining our Monday Morning Zoom session.

About Norman

After a successful career as an accountant, reaching the level of Accounting Manager and Controller, Norman Lieberman transitioned into a career as a recruiter.

He helped build a one-person accounting office into a suite of offices. After 7 years at that firm, Lieberman broke off and started his own firm.
Since then, Lieberman has placed, consulted and mentored 100s of people around a myriad of career obstacles they faced. He advises both candidates and client firms on such diverse issues as:

  • employee retention
  • strategies for hiring the best candidates
  • learning how to deflect the tough interview questions
  • writing well-constructed, creative thank-you notes that get noticed
  • guiding candidates through the nuances of securing healthy pay packages
  • mentoring on handling group interviews
  • dealing with difficult bosses and co-workers
  • effectively navigating the politics found in many organizations
  • re-vamping and advising on resume revisions that open doors rather then close them
  • guiding candidates successfully through the land mines of interviewing

Over the years, Lieberman has segued into placing many disciplines outside of accounting. A few of the other disciplines he has placed professionals include scientists, engineers, software and hardware designers, and manufacturing / operations and marketing professionals — all up to and including the VP title. This has culminated in his current 12+ years focus on professionals in the aerospace and medical device industries.
He has developed uncanny, street-smart, savvy methods for helping others reach their career goals quickly.