Optimizing Your Career in the Midst of COVID-19

Co-sponsored by IABC Philadelphia, IABC New Jersey and IABC Lehigh Valley

During these challenging times, many people face uncertainly, unemployment or have reached a crossroads in their careers. Even the employed worry about job security and what will happen if the proverbial shoe were to drop.

Although companies are posting more jobs and hiring in select industries, the job market remains highly competitive – more so for the unemployed. 

December 1, 2020
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Free Event (open to members and guests)
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ed-samuels-on-job-search-during-pandemic-tickets-128920792561

In his virtual session, Ed Samuel, executive career coach with SamNova, Inc., will discuss:

  • Optimizing your career in the midst of COVID-19 – whether employed, in job transition or embarking on the next chapter of your career 
  • Traditional and non-traditional approaches to a job search
  • Items that will make your resume stand out
  • Resumes designed to tap the hidden job market
  • Two mistakes that appear on most resumes
  • Things that trigger a negative/positive reaction within seconds of a resume review
  • Actions that can make or break career advancement
  • Common networking mistakes
  • Ageism and how it plagues older workers
  • Elements of a robust career assessment

Ed will share success stories of individuals who have made career pivots during the last six months. He’ll address industries and firms that are hiring and ones you need to be wary of. He’ll also contrast the 2008 job recovery with the 2020 recovery.

During his presentation, Ed will give away a copy of his book, Optimize Your Resume – Do’s and Don’ts, to one attendee.

Bio - Ed Samuel

Ed_Samuel_-_SamNova_2020_500px.jpgEd Samuel is a career and life coach, author, certified career assessment consultant and ministry leader. His team provides career assessments, resume writing, one-on-one career transition support with an emphasis on mid to senior-level clients across multiple functional roles and industries. He specializes in growing and leveraging formal networks, targeted job searches, attaching the hidden job market, helping those 55+ land a job or make a career pivot.

Ed leads a team of 20+ career assessment consultants across the US. Ed and his team have helped 700+ to date. He has more than 400+ documented client testimonials of which 135+ are on his LinkedIn profile and/or website. His firm supports clients across the USA. Half are working and half are in job transition. 

Ed leads Career Professionals Networking Forum (CPENG) in Newark, DE, Believers in Business small business forum for greater King of Prussia, PA. He’s an active leader in a business think tank called Cross Talks and hosts “Optimize Your Career” program on Philly radio station WFYL. He is a frequent speaker at: ExecuNet, TPNG, Chem/Pharma, Joseph's People, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP), FENG, CPENG, Newtown Networking Forum, Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, and Montgomery County Networking Forum. Ed continues to talk on a regional and national basis on radio, podcasts, and cable TV. He most recently addresseD the Wharton University's Alumni forum, VOCA Center in NYC, and FENG in Charleston, SC. 

Ed has 30 years of corporate experience at multi-billion-dollar global firms to leading edge technology start-ups. He also has held no less than 38 unique paid positions in his career: https://www.samnovainc.com/fun-fact.html

  • December 01, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1pm
  • Online
  • Donna Cusano