The other day, I noted that I had job search seminars coming up. Well, the first one (job searching techniques) is over, and I can say quite definitely, I have no idea how well it went.
1. I had enough material.
I know this shouldn't be a worry; there is a lot of information to cover in this area (and, certainly, I did not cover it all). Nonetheless, having not taken as much time as I would have liked preparing, I was a little concerned.
2. There were actually people there.
I didn't do the promotion. I don't know how popular these things are. I don't have any serious pedigree that would command an audience. So, for all I knew, it would be a very short presentation (set up time and tear down time, with nothing in between).
A few people even asked questions (for which I had answers), so that's a bonus.
3. They'll probably come to the next one.
This will probably be the real judgement.
1. I'm sure I talked too much.
This would be the flip side to point #1 above. I pretty much talked for an hour and a half straight. I could've gone on for two hours if that was the allotted time. There wasn't a lot of interaction, and there were some glazed over faces at times.
2. I'm not an expert at this.
And I admitted as much during the talk. However, I am particularly not an expert at this considering that it's the first one I've done. Hopefully I'll get better at it.
Anyway, I still have to prepare Thursday's talk and Friday's. I guess that will be Wednesday night's work.
(Originally posted at RecruitingBlogs.com - 04/27/09)