Alumni Career Speaker Series
The Westmont College Alumni and Parent Relations Office offers a free, monthly career speaker series to help alumni build a successful career and job search strategy. The series features the nation’s top career experts and authors who share their research and advice. Click Career Speaker Series to access the site.
Subscribers will have access to live webinars as well as recordings and PDFs of archived presentations. Live webinars are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 5-6 p.m. PST. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions in real time.
April 2nd, Wednesday - Al Duncan - Leadership
Al is the author of the book ALL Fired Up! As a former corporate trainer, Al knows in today's competitive job market you have to continually adapt, learn, and shift. As our companies become leaner, management is expecting all of us to step up to the plate and take a leadership role in our areas of responsibility. Are you developing your leadership skills? Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers once said, "Leaders are made, not born.” You have natural leadership talent you can draw on and use in your personal life as well as in your business career. Join Al to gain a glimpse of how he, despite all odds, discovered his leadership skills and as a result has gone on to help thousands find theirs!
May 7th, Wednesday - Susan Whitcomb - Twitter
Susan is the author of numerous books including, The Twitter Job Search Guide, and 30-Day JOB PROMOTION. Only 10 years ago, all you needed to look for a job was a phone, classified ads, and a personal network. Today, you need to have an online presence that includes a complete LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, blog, and knowledge about how to use Twitter for fast breaking, niche job opportunities. You've heard the old adage, "The early bird gets the worm!" No pun intended, but with Twitter, you have a chance to find jobs before they reach the mainstream. You have a chance to find an inside champion who can get your resume not only on the desk of the hiring manager, but firmly planted in his/her mind, before he/she starts the formal job search. Susan will show you tips, tricks and strategies that will help you not only develop your online presence, but prepare you to find the job you want, faster with less effort!
June 4th, Wednesday - John Boyd - Job Search
John is the author of the book The Illustrated Guide to Selling Yourself. You have a lot to offer to organizations. However, if you are like most people, you don't feel comfortable bragging about your capabilities and selling yourself. It could be because you are one of the 60% of the population that according to the Stanford Shyness Clinic considers yourself shy. Or it might be that you just don't know how to highlight your achievements. Regardless, you need to attend this presentation to learn a process that includes a proven way to present yourself to sell yourself-- without selling yourself! You will learn the right way to present your skills, accomplishments, awards and activities in the most positive framework.