Optimizing Your Job Search: Do's and Don'ts
It takes work to optimize your career and that includes conducting an effective job search whether you are working or unemployed. Learn the early-stage triggers of when to optimize your career and if your strategy is proactive or reactive. Learn why taking your time can pay off in assessing your career and deciding on staying the course or pivoting to bring you to that better place. Career pivots can be easy to extremely hard and there are steps that can help the cause. If you have many years of experience, ageism can be a challenge. If you are launching your career right out of college there are imperatives to adhere to.
Learn ways to balance a job search. It begins with foundational elements. A rock star resume and LinkedIn profile can make all the difference. But without a solid and strategic network, it falls flat and puts you at a disadvantage.
Are you ready to launch a targeted job search or are you only relying on the job boards? Where do your values play a role in your job search? Are you prepared to interview like a lion and articulate your value or are you not sure what to do or what to say? Are you prepared to talk about the strengths of your personality? Are you ready to attack the hidden job market and put in the effort?
April 11, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Eastern
During the program, you'll learn the following and more:
- The big triggers that start a job search in earnest at all stages of your career
- The biggest do's and don'ts are when it comes to creating a great resume
- Assess your career and determine if you're ready to pivot to that better place
- Why putting all your effort into only one to three areas of a job search can hurt you
- How to attack the hidden job market and why a cold call is not all bad
- The biggest resume and LinkedIn profile mistakes
- How to get promoted and stay with your existing firm
- How to work with a third-party recruiter.
- How to negotiate a job offer and avoid big mistakes
About Ed Samuel
Ed Samuel is a Career, Life and Executive Coach, Public Speaker, Author, certified Career Assessment and DiSC Team Leader and has a non-profit stewardship ministry and founder of SamNova, Inc. His team provides career assessments, resume writing, and one-on-one career transition support with emphasis on mid to senior level clients across multiple functional roles and industries. He specializes in growing and leveraging formal networks, targeted job searches, attacking the hidden job market, landing a job after the age of 55+ and those looking to make career pivots. Ed leads a team of 20+ career assessment consultants across the US. His team has helped 850+ to date. His firm supports clients across the USA who are working or in job or life transition. Ed is also a career and small business coach, mentor, and consultant for Penn State University. His consulting team also actively supports the underserved community in the greater Philadelphia area.
Ed leads Career Professionals Networking Forum (CPENG) in Newark, DE, Believers in Business (BIB) small business forum for greater Kennett Square, PA, hosts “Optimize Your Career” program on Philly radio, 1180 am WFYL and co-hosts a weekly faith and career forum on Tuesdays at 11 am EST under Thought Leadership Branding (TLB) on Clubhouse. He is a frequent speaker at Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, ExecuNet, TPNG, Chem/Pharma, Joseph's People, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP), FENG, CPENG, Newtown Networking Forum, Career Rebound - FL, Montgomery County Networking Group, PSG of Mercer County - NJ, PSG of Morris County - NJ, CIT - Short Hills, NJ, Innovative Networking Professionals (INP), Philadelphia Diversity Job Fairs, and regional Chamber of Commerce forums. Ed has been a keynote speaker at Wharton University's annual Alumni forum, Penn State Alumni, University of Penn Alumni, University of DE, PACD, VOCA Center in NYC, writes for national career blogs and is a frequent guest on radio, podcasts, and cable TV.
Ed has 30 years of experience, from working at multi-billion-dollar global firms to leading-edge technology start-ups. He also founded several small businesses.