Upcoming Career Events:
LA Career Development Workshop
Thursday, April 29, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Sofitel, Los Angeles, California
Past Career Events:
Webinar: Strategies for Re-entering the Workplace
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Today’s economy has lengthened the time spent in transition for many. Career transition can be even more challenging for individuals who have been out of the workforce by choice and who now want to reenter the job market. During this two part webinar, participants learned how best to assess and position their skills and connect with hiring decision makers after a career hiatus. Presenters: Sabrina Zook and Debra Feldman
What Am I Worth? What Changes in Executive Compensation Trends Mean for Those on Their Way to the C-Suite
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York
In the same way that companies find it difficult to value the assets on their balance sheets, prospective employees are also trying to determine their “worth” in a fluid and volatile market. Compensation benchmarks from 2007 are too high and data from 2008 is too low. This workshop reviewed trends in executive compensation and helped alumni understand how these trends might affect compensation (salary, bonus and incentives) below the executive level. Trend information was discussed along with strategic and tactical negotiating techniques. Presenter Sabrina Zook.
Beyond Your Resume: The Marketing Plan for Those in Transition
Monday, July 20, 2009 at Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York
This interactive workshop offered tactical approaches on developing and executing your marketing plan during your job search. Specifically, this workshop detailed the four types of contacts that you have, your resume vs. your marketing plan (each serve a different purpose), and discussed how to develop an actual marketing plan and how to use that plan to land your next job. Presenter: Tom Labadie
Webinar: So I Collected a Stack of Business Cards – Now What?
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This workshop discussed the form, tone and frequency of networking follow-up communication. The presenter also focused on getting what you want by providing value to the other person; introduced creative ‘sales’ techniques that are equally effective for networking; highlighted tips for not just bypassing, but leveraging gatekeepers and for maximizing internet and social networking sites; and offered insight on conducting successful informational meetings/interviews. Presenter: de Winter Stewart
Webinar: The Employed Job Search
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This webinar discussed the difficulty in stepping back from your day-to-day work to focus on a job search and provided valuable insight into marketing yourself to potential employers in a discrete, but effective manner. Presenter: Sabrina Zook
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Many professionals are familiar with LinkedIn and know that it can be a great tool for networking and job search. Many suspect, however, that they need more information on the best way to utilize the site. This workshop, in addition to reviewing some LinkedIn basics, will delve into common questions about profiles, networks, searching, and “etiquette.” Presenter: Sarah Stamboulie
You Sound Great, But We’re Not Hiring
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York
The key themes of this workshop included how to identify the best people with whom to network and how to get these same people to agree to spend time with you. Tactical advice was offered on what to ask for during your informational interviews, what not to ask for, and how to follow-up in a way that establishes a mutually beneficial relationship that goes beyond “we’re not hiring.” Presenter: Roy Cohen.
Webinar: Auditing Your Job Search- What’s Working and What’s Not
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This webinar coaches job seekers on what they should be tracking during their job search, strategies for organizing this critical information, and how to audit their search along the way so they find and fix problems early. Presenter: Caroline Ceniza Levine.
Webinar: Bridge Jobs- Figuring Out What the Bridge Job Should Be and How to Get It
Thursday, May 28, 2009
If you aren’t able to immediately the land the job of your dreams, perhaps and an interim career step is necessary. This program will cover the most significant part of this process, which is an introduction to self-assessment tools, techniques for exploring the outcomes of the assessments, and then coming to the decision and validation of career choices. Presenter: Ellis Chase
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The session will give you timely advice on ways to identify your desired professional goals, determine the skills needed to advance either in your current role or move to a new one, locate the most impactful development opportunities, and take action! Presenter: Sabrina Zook
Career Information Fair
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Warren Hall, Columbia University, New York, New York
This annual event provides experienced professionals (alumni and current EMBA students) with an opportunity to network with “industry experts.” Attendees are able to ask questions, seek advice, and strategize how they can effectively position themselves to transition into or move up within certain industries.
Webinar: Dealing With Sudden Job Change
Thursday, April 30, 2009
This program is not only tailored to a recessionary economy, but to the general need for all of us to be prepared – and ready – to proactively move on in the event of sudden changes in our employment. This one-hour program covers topics ranging from how we tactically deal with first learning about changes, to negotiating exit terms whenever possible and asking the right questions, to preparing for next moves. Presenter: Ellis Chase
Webinar: Positioning and Articulating Your Value for the Job
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Articulating your value to the next job in a powerful and concise way is a learned skill. Learn how to craft the positioning that you will use in your resume, cover letter and networking presentation. Presenter: Sandi Stewart
Full Day: Career Transition Workshop
Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Uris Hall, Columbia University, New York, New York
This full-day presentation covers the basics of how a Columbia MBA can succeed in during a career transition in 2009. Topics include self-assessment and targeting; market research; understanding what networking really means (and how to do it right); the two-minute pitch; interviewing; salary negotiating; managing emotions. Presenter: Ellis Chase
Executive Search Panel
Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Warren Hall, Columbia University, New York, New York
Learn more about working with executive search firms and to hear about current industry hiring trends. Representatives from the following organizations participated on the panel: Russell Reynolds Associates, Boyden, Heidrick & Struggles, and Machlowitz Consultants, Inc.