Sunday, December 8, 2013

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 12/10/13

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 12/10/13:

0700-0730: INTRODUCTIONS & ASSISTANCE. During introductions you can simply give your name, academy, class, and current occupation or pursuit. Please also mention anything we might be able to help with, such as advice, referrals, job search assistance, or any other networking needs. As so many have found, the network works!

0730-0800: SPEAKER.  Nathan Teegarden will talk about how to find your true calling career-wise, and, if needed, making a change to pursue it.  Nathan is Master Coach and Founder of True Calling, with its parent company Dynimus. He has helped thousands of clients to discover and fulfill their true calling. 
Links for info on Nathan and the services he provides:

Thanks to Doug Duggan (USMA '90) for arranging to have Nathan speak with us this week.


12/10/13 (this week):  Nathan Teegarden - see above.
12/17/13:  TBD/Open Forum. 

If you'd like to invite a speaker for a future Tuesday (or lead a discussion yourself), just let me know at and we'll be glad to put it on the schedule.


Dave Jackson (USMA '73) writes as follows:

I’m on the Workforce Invention Board (WIB) for JEFFCO, Gilpin, & Clear Creek counties. They (the WIB) conduct academies in three areas, one of which is IT. The next IT academy starts Dec 9 and goes thru Dec 12. Talking to the WIB Director, he says that these academies are generally for all levels of skill in the IT field. This particular academy has entry level thru Program Managers signed up to attend.
There are at least three sessions that sound unique enough to be a value to BizNet members:
First, they have some software what allows you to more easily tailor your resume to a specific job application. As opposed to using just one or two semi-tailored, general resumes. This seems to be something we at BizNet always see in job searches, a resume that is not specific enough to lead to an interview.
Second, they have some software where you conduct an “interview” interactively with the ‘puter. based on your answers, it asks more questions, all geared to the IT field. It records the interview, lets you watch yourself answer, and also suggests things you might consider as additional answers to the questions asked.(sounds interesting at least...).
Lastly, they cap off the academy by bringing in local businesses that are hiring, for a panel. Reportedly, these businesses are “in the know” for the IT field in the Denver area and are in touch with other companies that are hiring. They conclude it with interview for attendees that match their business needs.
All in all, it sounds like it might be a benefit for BizNet members. It’s free, conducted at the WIB Building near Golden, & is open to anyone regardless of where they live (a federally funded program).
IF you have an interest, please let me know ASAP & I’ll forward you contact info to the WIB Director, who’ll forward it to the academy team.
If you have further questions, please call me.  Here’s a link to their website. 
Dave Jackson

Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at

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