Meet November’s MindShare Speaker, Kim Morrison

I can’t believe it, but it’s here. THE last MindShare event of 2016. We’ll all be able to meet up at the Annual Holiday Networking Party on December 6th, but this will be our last Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event we host until January 18th. So I hope to see you there! This month, we have return speaker, Kim Morrison, joining us to talk about interviewing from the perspective of an interviewer. After she wraps up her presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to network with dozens of Portland professionals. As always, the event is FREE, EVERYONE is welcome, and no RSVP required. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at

When: November 16, 2016
Time: 4:30PM for the Career-Focused Workshop, and 5:30PM for Networking (Attend either or both!)
Where: Lucky Lab on NW Quimby

Kim MorrisonFinally, learn a little about our speaker, Kim Morrison, and why you should attend:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself: My career has followed an unusual path through different sectors yet focused on leadership, marketing, sales, and business development.  As a manager in startups and in growth expansions, I have hired over 50 people, promoting several, and even firing a few. I have lived most of my adult life in Portland in the health care sector and finished a Masters of International Management degree at PSU after being downsized. Crafting a new career includes getting certificates in Digital Marketing Strategies, Project Management, and Business of Social Innovation.  I love consulting with entrepreneurs about their business needs, helping startups whenever possible as a Micro Mentor, PSU School of Business Mentor, and Marketing Mentor for OBI. For fun, I hike with three terrific dogs, garden, travel, and volunteer.
  2. What will you be covering in your presentation?  Get into the mind of the people doing the interview, their through process, their day, their motive, their human side.  It’s important to understand that there are hiring processes and yet there is also tremendous  human, culture, and character variation.  Hiring is very personal and most hiring managers want to hire for a good fit, for growth, for collaboration and for longevity.  There is a tremendous amount of competition for most positions, that makes it challenging for the candidate and for the hiring managers, so it is important to hone the skills of being a strong candidate like a craft.
  3. Why should Portland professionals attend?  Because you’ll come away with some useful information to apply for your next interview or call.  You will also learn how some hiring managers are trained (or not trained) in hiring process and how to be aware and place yourself in high regard. Also, pdxMindShare is a terrific venue for networking in a true and authentic fashion, in a room with a group of people who are there because they care.  Even for individuals who have  jobs, if career change, promotion, or building a team are part of your career path, this MindShare event will have good information for all people in various career stages.
  4. What are the top 3 takeaways for attendees?  
    1. interviewers are human, they all have motives and needs, and obligations for their companies. Attendees will takeaway what the priorities are for an interviewer as it relates to the position and their company.  Interviewing is an investment of time and a lot of money for training, so interviewers are looking for people to learn quickly and stay on.
    2. what counts most, why first impressions are so important.  Attendees will learn how non-verbal communication is important as well as verbal and how to have an edge by looking at all aspects of communication.
    3. how to have a leg up from resume to interview to follow-up in a very competitive job market.  The key takeaways will be about how to be competitive and standout. By learning how an interviewer thinks people can prepare for each interview with greater insight.