Professional Networking Group - PNG

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am

(Doors open at 9:30am for early networking)

HCC Davis Island
‚ÄčInstitute for Continuing Education – Auditorium
39 Columbia Dr., Tampa, FL 33606
(1 story with a zig zag roof)
Parking is available alongside the building -- through the boom gate.

Dress Code: Professional

Special Guest: Steve Gavatorta

Steve Gavatorta is a consultant, trainer, coach and speaker who conducts workshops and speaks on the topic of effective communication and how it is a catalyst for personal development, success in sales, management, leadership, team-building, dealing with change and conflict. He works with large corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs & individuals.

Steve is also a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA), Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA), a Certified Myers-Briggs practitioner and accredited to coach and train on Bar-On Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

He is author of The Reach Out Approach: A Communication Process for Initiating, Developing & Leveraging Mutually Rewarding Relationships

What is PNG?

CareerSource Tampa Bay runs the Professional Networking Group (PNG).  PNG is a professional level networking group which provides candidates an opportunity to network with other professional level candidates and receive support and encouragement through the very difficult time of job loss.

Networking is currently the number one way that professional level candidates are obtaining employment and attending PNG offers candidates a possibility to network with other professionals who are actively seeking employment. It provides motivation and tool development for effective job search.  The instance to meet 1:1 with employers and experts in the career search industry. 

Candidates can receive career coaching and have the opportunity to work with a Career Placement Specialist, develop an Individual Employment Plan and set realistic, achievable goals that will keep you focused on your job search and the opportunities that are available.

What are the eligibility requirements?

PNG is open to candidates at bachelor’s level degree or higher professionals and/or those candidate who have 10 plus years of higher level management experience.

Membership to the Professional Networking Group is by invitation-only.  Any interested professionals may request invitation by contacting

When are the meeting dates?

CLICK HERE to see a list of 2015 meeting dates, times and locations.

Types of Services offered to members:

  • Networking – The best places, the importance and how to do it effectively
  • Professional Level Resume Writing
  • Interviewing for the Professional
  • Optimizing LinkedIn
  • Goal Setting
  • Navigating Job Loss
  • How to Get and Stay Motivated
  • Negotiating the Offer
  • Building a Pipeline
  • The Hidden Job Market
  • Outside the Box Self – Marketing

Membership to the Professional Networking Group is by invitation-only.  Any interested professionals may request invitation by contacting

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