Continuing Education and Professional Studies

Get Hired Boot Camp!

Fall Dates Coming Soon

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Overview
This half-day workshop will give you an opportunity to hone your networking skills and teach you how to put social media to work for you in your job search.
 
The current job market requires new job search strategies. The way that you found your last job likely won't be the way that you find your next job.This half-day workshop will provide you with resume tips, interview strategies, and help you to develop a strategic job search plan.

All sessions are taught by seasoned Seton Hall University Career Center professionals who have spent time recruiting in the corporate world and know how to help you run a successful job search.End the morning by joining us for a networking event where you'll have an opportunity to use the networking skills that you learned to connect with Seton Hall alumni and other professionals.

Topics Covered
Select two of the below three sessions, each designed to build your job search skills:

  • Crafting a Stellar Resume – You know what talents you have to offer prospective employers but does your resume speak to those same strengths? Learn how to market your assets and your value to prospective employers. We'll discuss resume format and style, how to write a solid accomplishment statement, do's and don'ts, career change resumes, and cover letters.

  • Acing the Interview: Strategies for Success – Do you dread when the interviewer asks, "tell me about a time when…?" After attending this session, you'll be prepared to deliver a solid answer to these behavioral questions. We'll discuss how to adequately prepare for an interview, the types of questions that you might be asked, and show you how to think like an employer. We'll provide you with tips for success and cover the do's and don'ts of interviewing.

  • Harnessing the Power of Networking & Social Media – The job search world has changed! Individuals are increasingly finding their next job through networking. We'll teach you about the different ways that you can network and show you how to effectively do so. We'll examine different forms of social media, like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, and demonstrate how you can put these resources to work for you. Social media is more than just fun – harness its power to market yourself to prospective employers!

Takeaways

  • How to write a focused, targeted resume that speaks to your strengths
  • How to adequately prepare for an interview and the types of questions that you might be asked
  • The do's and don'ts of resume-writing and interviewing
  • How to use networking and social media to advance your job search

Intended Audience
If you are out of work or have questions about how to transition to a different career, this workshop is designed to help you in your job search. Please note that this course is open to the general public but in order to enroll, you must possess a bachelor's degree.
Are you a Seton Hall alum? Seton Hall alumni who successfully complete this course will receive one free, individualized career coaching session over the telephone or in person.

Agenda

8:30 a.m.

Check-in and breakfast

9 a.m.

Job Search Overview
Employment Trends & Tips

9:30 a.m.

Session I (select one):
-Crafting a Stellar Resume
-Harnessing the Power of Networking & Social Media

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Session II (select one):
Acing the Interview: Strategies for Success
Harnessing the Power of Networking & Social Media

11:45 p.m.

Networking Opportunity


Presenters

Bob Franco works with undergraduate and graduate business students and alumni in The Career Center at Seton Hall University. Bob came to Seton Hall with background as a Senior Human Resources Generalist and varied corporate experience including American Express, Novartis, Automatic Data Processing and Community Education Centers. He possesses keen business intuition as well as expertise in leading people, organizations, change, and strategy—a strong thought leader with outstanding leadership and collaborative skills to drive results. Bob attended Rutgers College and Stevens Institute of Technology and is President of the New Jersey Association of Colleges and Employers. Bob has been highlighted in The Innovation Superhighway (Debra Amidon), Leverage Points (Pegasus Communications), and the Downtown Business Quarterly (Institute for Business Trends Analysis). He has been interviewed by WABC-TV, AOL Jobs, and NJ-12.

Donna Jackson-Robertson is the Associate Director at The Career Center of Seton Hall University.  She manages the On-Campus Interviewing program and leads the team for the Stillman School of Business.  The Stillman team advises and provides programming for business undergraduates, graduate students and alumni. 

Prior to joining SHU, Donna worked for INROADS, an international career development and internship organization for diverse students.  As the Strategic Accounts Manager for Financial Services/Banking, she oversaw national partnerships with Citi, JPMorgan Chase, GE and others.  Donna was responsible for enhancing existing relationships and developing new opportunities in the US, Canada and Mexico.  She facilitated on-site and webinar training sessions for staff and collaborated with corporate clients to develop industry training curriculum.  Donna also served as campus recruitment lead for the Atlanta and NYC offices. 

Outside of academe, Donna has held positions in government and public relations.  Donna holds a Masters in Public Administration –Finance from American University and a Bachelor's in Communication from the University of Delaware.

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(973) 761-9087
ceps@shu.edu

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