Join first-time CaTS presenters Lisa Vara and Lindsey Palmer as they present "How to Land the Perfect Job," Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church of New Canaan, 111 Oenoke Ridge.

This comprehensive workshop will explore aspects of the job search process such as networking, strategies to navigate a job search, the interview process, varying interview styles, current market place challenges and technology (the dangers and benefits). Participants will walk away with the tools needed for being successful in today's current and competitive job market.

Vara has more than 15 years of human resources experience. Her specialty is in staffing and recruitment. She has worked for several large global organizations such as UBS, Citigroup, Pfizer and, most recently, Heineken USA. In her current role she is responsible for all the hiring and staffing needs for Heineken USA. She has trained and educated several corporate leaders on the responsibilities of interviewing viable talent. She is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and certified in employment law training and behavioral based interviews.

Palmer is a talent acquisition manager for PepsiCo where she handles all recruitment for the Reseach and Development organization. She is also repsonsible for leading interview skills training for leaders in the department. She has 13 years of experience recruiting for large, global corporations such as Pfizer and Dannone. She is a graduate of Denison University.

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