Complete Schedule of Classes
for the National Career Summit

 

Day 1 of the National Career Summit

Monday, November 4th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12:00 Noon Pacific

Topic: Resume Writing 101

Speaker and Title: Michelle Riklan, Executive Resume Writer, Co-Founder of Self Improvement Online



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Debunk the myths and misconceptions of what a résumé “should be”.
  • Understand the 5 basic strategies used to develop a compelling résumé.
  • Learn how a résumé is truly a marketing tool, and how to create one that will sell you to a potential employer.

 

Monday, November 4th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: Personal Branding

Speaker and Title: William Arruda, Founder of Reach Personal Branding and author of Ditch. Dare. Do!



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Why is Personal Branding so important to differentiate yourself in the job market?
  • What are the top strategies that people are using for Personal Branding?
  • The top mistakes people are making using Personal Branding.

 

Lee Miller

Monday, November 4th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: Negotiating: Get More Money in Your Next Job in Any Economy (Or a Raise in Your Current Job)

Speaker and Title: Lee Miller, Managing Director of the Advanced Human Resources Group Inc. and Columnist with the New Jersey Star Ledger

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the “11 Commandments of Employment Negotiations”.
  • Master strategies for negotiating a promotion and higher compensation.
  • Succeed in getting what you want out of a job offer.

 

Day 2 of the National Career Summit

 

Tuesday, November 5th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12:00 Noon Pacific

Topic: Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

Speaker and Title: Mary Elizabeth Bradford, The Career Artisan



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Define the hidden job market.
  • Understand why job seekers should reach out to companies even if they don’t have an open job posted.
  • Identify and implement strategies for tapping the hidden job market.

 

Tuesday, November 5th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: Choosing a Professional Resume Writer

Speaker and Title: Louise Kursmark, Co-founder and Director of Career Thought Leaders Consortium and the Resume Writing Academy



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Understand the benefits of using a professional résumé writer.
  • Learn how to find a professional resume writer who will best meet your individual needs.
  • Discover numerous services that a professional résumé writer can provide that will help you to get ahead of the competition.

 

Tuesday, November 5th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: Setting Career Goals and Planning Your Career Path

Speaker and Title: Martin Yate, Knock ‘em Dead, NY Times Bestselling Author



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Find the three ways to set Career Goals and find out what is holding you back from full success in business and life.
  • The one thing you need to know to transform your Career NOW!
  • Gain a technique for laser focusing your Career Path.

 

Day 3 of the National Career Summit

 

Wednesday, November 6th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Topic: The #1 Formula to Win in a Difficult Job Market

Speaker and Title: Wendy Lipton-Dibner, Founder of the Move People To Action System for Experts, Executives and EntrepreneursTM



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Move people to hire you, promote you and listen to your ideas for improvement.
  • Move yourself to action so you can create the success you truly want (and deserve!)
  • Make a greater impact on every life you touch!

 

Wednesday, November 6th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: Developing an Effective Network

Speaker and Title: Marshall Brown, Career and Executive Coach



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Why is networking so critical?
  • The most important Do’s and Don’ts for effective networking.
  • How to develop and perfect your 30 second pitch/commercial.

 

Wednesday, November 6th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: Staying Motivated and Avoiding Depression During Times of Unemployment

Speaker and Title: David Kaplan, Chief Professional Officer at The American Counseling Association



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • How to stay motivated in Your job search.
  • Emotional challenges that you face during the job search and how to overcome them.
  • Resources to get help when facing long term unemployment.

 

Day 4 of the National Career Summit

 

Thursday, November 7th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Topic: What’s New Hot and Hidden on LinkedIn

Speaker and Title: Donna Sweidan, Career Coach, Licensed Counselor and LinkedIn Expert



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Understand the value of a strong LinkedIn profile.
  • Learn the 3 most important features on LinkedIn that can help you manage and advance your Job Search.
  • Discover LinkedIn’s secret “hotspots”.

 

Thursday, November 7th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: Interview Skills 101

Speaker and Title: Peggy McKee, Nationally-known Recruiter



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn 12 Ways to Research Your Potential Employer before the Interview.
  • How to Answer the 7 Most Typical Interview Questions.
  • What are the top 12 Great Questions Candidates should ask.

 

Thursday, November 7th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: What NOT to Wear on a Job Interview.

Speaker and Title: Clinton Kelly , Celebrity Guest, Co-host on What Not to Wear (TLC) and current cast member on ABC’s The Chew.



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn what NOT to wear in a job interview and increase your likelihood of being asked back for a 2nd interview.
  • Discover how what you are wearing can impact your mood and how you present yourself to a future employer.
  • Identify important details about your appearance to consider when going out into the workforce, and how to make sure you are completely put together.

 

Day 5 of the National Career Summit

 

Friday, November 8th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Topic: New Trends In Resume Writing

Speaker and Title: Laura DeCarlo, Founder of Career Directors International



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover unique resume elements, styles, and formats that can ensure that your résumé stands out amongst the competition.
  • Learn why a well-crafted résumé is still an important marketing tool for your job search.
  • Clearly understand what is needed and expected on a modern day résumé.

 

Friday, November 8th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: Getting Yourself in Front of the Right People with LinkedIn

Speaker and Title: Viveka von Rosen, CEO of Linked Into Business and Co-founder of Linked Prospecting



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn the secret to successful prospecting on LinkedIn.
  • Explore strategies and techniques for positioning yourself in front of prospects.
  • Develop ways to best engage with prospects on LinkedIN.

 

Friday, November 8th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: Climbing the Corporate Ladder (Growing in your Current Organization)

Speaker and Title: Christine Brown-Quinn, Managing Director at WiBSuperseries



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Examine the obstacles and challenges that may prevent you from climbing the corporate ladder.
  • Receive valuable career advice with useful strategies to take charge and propel your career forward.
  • Learn how to market yourself to your own organization and be recognized as a high-potential employee.

 

BONUS DAY for National Career Summit

 

Sunday, November 10th
TIME: 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific

Topic: Shares the REAL Secrets to the Hiring Process for all College Grads Bullet Points

Speaker and Title: Tamra Nashman, The Interview Doctor and University-level educator

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discuss USP- what is it and why do college students need it?
  • Understand your gifts/talents and how to articulate these effectively.
  • Evaluate non-Verbal Communication- what you should and shouldn’t do in an interview.

 

Sunday, November 10th
TIME: 5pm Eastern, 2pm Pacific

Topic: Break all the Rules and Get that Dream Job!

Speaker and Title: Liz Ryan, CEO of Human Workplace, a former Fortune 500 Human Resources VP and the world’s most widely-read career and workplace advisor.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Everything you’ve learned about job-search is wrong.
  • You can put your own voice into your resume, reach hiring managers directly, and avoided the dreaded Black Hole to get a better job than you ever thought you could.
  • It doesn’t take degrees or certifications to get your dream job – it only takes a bit of mojo and the willingness to step outside the box.

 

Sunday, November 10th
Bonus Replay

TIME: 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific

Topic: Replay of Break all the Rules and Get that Dream Job!

Speaker and Title: Liz Ryan, CEO of Human Workplace, a former Fortune 500 Human Resources VP and the world’s most widely-read career and workplace advisor.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Everything you’ve learned about job-search is wrong.
  • You can put your own voice into your resume, reach hiring managers directly, and avoided the dreaded Black Hole to get a better job than you ever thought you could.
  • It doesn’t take degrees or certifications to get your dream job – it only takes a bit of mojo and the willingness to step outside the box.

 

Day 6 of the National Career Summit

 

Monday, November 11th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Topic: How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems

Speaker and Title: Robin Schlinger, Certified Federal Resume Writer (CFRW), Certified Electronic Career Coach (CECC), Job and Career Transition Coach, and more…



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gain a solid understanding of how Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) work and what you must know.
  • Determine how to incorporate keywords and phrases for Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Resume Formats.
  • Identify Applicant Tracking System (ATS) “landmines” and learn how to avoid them.

 

Robert Shindell

Monday, November 11th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: The Importance of Securing a Professional Internship

Speaker and Title: Robert Shindell, Ph.D., Vice President & Chief Learning Officer for Intern Bridge, Inc.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn why are internships such a big deal.
  • Discover what employers look for when hiring an intern.
  • Understand the benefits that a student gains from participating in an internship.

 

Monday, November 11th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: Earn What You’re Really Worth

Speaker and Title: Brian Tracy, Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 Ways to Increase Your Value to Get Paid More and Promoted Faster in ANY Market
  • 6 Principles of Time Management and Productivity
  • How to Capitalize on Your Strengths

 

Day 7 of the National Career Summit

 

Tuesday, November 12th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Topic: Build Your Online Reputation: How to Create the Right Digital Dirt

Speaker and Title: Hannah Morgan, nationally recognized influencer of pro-active job search



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Find out which sites will boost your name to the first page of search results.
  • Learn which social networks are best for quickly creating an online presence.
  • Develop a regimen to keep your online reputation top of mind.

 

Tuesday, November 12th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: Discovering and Removing Obstacles in your Job Search

Speaker and Title: Elisabeth Sanders-Park, nationally-acclaimed ‘tough career transitions’ expert



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Evaluate the biggest obstacles job seekers and career changers face today, and strategies to combat them.
  • Learn how you can discover what may be “screening you out” from a job offer.
  • Develop “side door” techniques for shortening the job search process.

 

Tuesday, November 12th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: How to Find a Career that Excites You

Speaker and Title: J.T. O’Donnell, Career Strategist and Workplace Consultant



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Define for yourself what an "exciting" career is.
  • Understand why so many people fail to have one.
  • Discover what steps you can take to find a career that excites you.

 

Day 8 of the National Career Summit

 

Wednesday, November 13th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Topic: Preparing Veterans and Others for Federal Employment

Speaker and Title: Nancy H. Segal, federal human resources training and job search expert



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • How Veteran’s Can Prepare for jobs in the public and private sectors.
  • Where to find Federal Employment opportunities.
  • Securing your first government job.

 

Wednesday, November 13th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: How to Communicate for Success in your Job Search

Speaker and Title: Laura Labovich, CEO of The Career Strategy Group



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn the advantages of creating scripts for your job search.
  • Explore strategies for how to communicate effectively.
  • Hear a finished pitch that you can use in your job search.

 

Wednesday, November 13th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: Entrepreneurship: Creating a Business Plan

Speaker and Title: Grant Cooper, founder and president of Strategic Resumes & Business Plans



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discuss one of the most crucial first steps to successful entrepreneurship—creating a business plan.
  • Learn what to include in business plan sections to garner the right attention.
  • Discover the best ways to do research and find information needed to get started.

 

Day 9 of the National Career Summit

 

Thursday, November 14th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Topic: Great Jobs for Everyone 50+

Speaker and Title: Kerry Hannon, bestselling author and Washington, DC-based career, retirement and personal finance expert



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover and the biggest challenges for someone trying to find a job when they are over 50.
  • Explore strategies for starting a second career.
  • Prepare for ways to combat ageism.

 

Thursday, November 14th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: Networking (On and Off line)

Speaker and Title: Loretta Peters, Founder of Enterprising Careers, LLC, and CEO of Competitive Edge Branding.



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn how to best organize your network.
  • Explore how to develop a networking strategy.
  • Discover the various tools that are needed for effective networking.

 

Thursday, November 14th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: Twitter and Facebook For Job Seekers

Speaker and Title: Miriam Salpeter, Social Media Strategist and author



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn the main ways you can use Facebook and Twitter to find a job.
  • Explore Networking techniques for Facebook and Twitter.
  • Gain valuable tools and strategies for using social media in your job search.

 

Day 10 of the National Career Summit

 

Friday, November 15th
TIME: 3pm Eastern, 12 Noon Pacific

Topic: How to do Research to Find the Job You Want

Speaker and Title: Lisa Rangel, Former Executive Recruiter / Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Uncover the truth about the effectiveness of trolling the job boards.
  • Learn the 2 major components for a successful job search.
  • Compare the job search process to a sales process and learn how to better sell yourself.

 

Friday, November 15th
TIME: 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific

Topic: The Art of Self Promotion

Speaker and Title: Regina Barr, Founder/ CEO of Red Ladder, Inc.



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Define self-promotion and explain its importance.
  • Explore the reasons why people have trouble self-promoting and learn how to combat this obstacle.
  • Eliminate fear of self-promotion and learn effective and successful strategies to implement a plan.

 

Friday, November 15th
TIME: 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific

Topic: Why Cover Letters Are Dead

Speaker and Title: Donald Burns, Executive Career Coach



SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Answer the question, “Are cover letters REALLY dead?”
  • Learn the differences between traditional cover letters, e-notes, e-mail cover letters and other job search correspondences, and learn what tools are appropriate to use in a given situation.
  • Explore strategies for creating a cover letter that will receive positive attention and results.