Sunday, January 27, 2013

HRCI In Cupertino 2/19/13

Hi, All.

Do you have or are you interested in the PHR, SPHR, or other HRCI certifications?

"The HR Certification Institute will be in Silicon Valley the week of February 18 to visit with our highly valued certified professional base. We are hosting an informal meet and greet and invite you to come out and connect with other HR certified colleagues in the area.  It would be an honor to meet you personally and say “Thank You” for your support of HR certification. We have hosted several of these events over the last few months and found the feedback and information invaluable as we seek to identify ways to expand and improve relationships with our growing credential pool.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 19 from 6pm – 8pm at Park Place Restaurant 10050 S. De Anza Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014. If you are able to make the event, please RSVP to by Friday, February 8."



Marcia Stein, PHR

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Silicon Valley Women in HR...& Friends Mailing and Event Announcement

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! 

I hope you're well and that you can attend our next event about the first 90 days in a new job. Please note that the event time has changed and we've moved our speaker up 30 minutes. We hope this will work well with your schedule.

If you strictly want information about the next event, please look at the links to the right and go to Event Registration.

Following an event a few years ago, a nice person seeking a new job mentioned how grateful she was for our group.  It gave her a place to go and network, learn new information and share her own experiences.  She said how hard it is to attend when she is working full time and is tired at the end of the day.  Her resolution was to go to events consistently and not stop when she found work.

Nice plan, and like a lot of resolutions, she started and stopped. Each time she landed a job she withdrew from events, and each time she was laid off or looking for another position, there she was again. 

This is a common event.  I work full time and sometimes it's hard at the end of the day go to various events.  I go anyway, and 9 times out of 10 I'm very happy I've gone.  It's making that effort that's important and I attend meetings in addition to our events.

We all lead busy lives and you'll help yourself by stimulating your mind, networking and learning what's new out there if you commit to going to events of some kind at least once a month.  There are so many excellent organizations, great speakers to hear and free and paid events, that you won't become bored.

One woman I know is a regular participant in three different groups.  She attends at least one and sometimes more meetings each month.  It seems like everyone knows her and the reason why is that she makes that effort. She told me this has been invaluable in her role as a businesswoman and she has made a lot of friends this way.

Are you ready to do something good for yourself, too?

Last month I wrote a thank-you to our volunteers who planned and led last years' events and our terrific speakers.  You can view that post by clicking here

Our Volunteers will meet 1/16 to determine our speakers and topics for the year.  If you'd like to volunteer, please register by clicking here.

Our list of previous speakers, their topics and many downloads, are listed on our Previous Speakers' Page.  

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Because of my commitments I can’t mentor you, and please don’t send me unsolicited resumes. Come to an event and meet someone who can help. I receive a lot of unsolicited resumes (from our group and strangers) and I refer people to the forum at See the blog post for more thoughts.

1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:00-8:30 p.m. 
2. Discounts 
3. Using our Forum
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7. Potential Speakers/Topics
8. Notifying us of upcoming events and discounts.

1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:00-8:30 p.m
Jenny Vonderwerth, SPHR-CA, CIP will lead a panel discussion about "The First 90 Days in Your New Job."  This topic should be a great reminder for HR people and an excellent presentation for people with new jobs or those who are looking.  Please click on the registration tab for details and note our 
NEW TIME. Click here for event details and the response form.

2. Discounts and Offers – view them online. Thanks for extending the discounts to our group!

3. Using our Forum at You can view messages without registering, but you must register to reply or post a message. You are not automatically registered because you receive this email. Please review the Terms and Conditions available under any topic on the forum. It’s your responsibility to keep track of your user name and password, and if you change email addresses, please log in and update your profile. If privacy is an issue, please be careful when you post anything: use a separate email if necessary and you can skip your street address if you’d like.

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7. Potential Speakers/Topics. Please see for details and a form to submit your information.  You must submit prior to our 1/16 Volunteers Meeting.  Later submissions will be held for the January 2014 meeting.

8. Notifying us of upcoming events and discounts. If you email me right after I’ve sent a mailing, I can update the website, but I can’t send a separate mailing to the group. It will be in the next mailing.

I hope to see you soon.

All the best,


Marcia Stein, PHR -

Author: "Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens" and "Recruiters on Recruiting"

Silicon Valley Women in Human Resources...and Friends

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