Presentation to Sloan alumni draws crowd

MBAs in career transition can navigate their paths to a brighter future!  That was the theme of my recent talk (Preparing for Your Next Career Transition, Whether or Not You are Currently in the Job Market) at the MIT Sloan Alumni Webinar Series. Participation ranked second highest in the history of this series; more than 90 MBA students and alumni attended to discuss how they can explore career transitions during these challenging economic times.  I stressed to participants that even in the face of layoffs and pay decreases, MBAs who articulate and live their key messages and priorities can thrive.

During the event I shared my original framework for identifying key messages to prospective employers. I guided participants to understand their most valuable skills, interests, and qualities (SIQs) as the basic building blocks for effectively communicating their stories in informational interviews, job interviews, resumes, cover letters and negotiations. (Applying my SIQ model over the past decade, my clients have consistently achieved their varied goals).

I was touched to receive many comments afterward, including “I really enjoyed your presentation today. Your model is simple and compelling.” The webinar recording is now available on YouTube for anyone who wants to learn my model and observe me coaching a current MBA student in the job market. Enjoy!

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MBA Selected for Gift of Career Coaching

Thanks for all the great comments on my blog post about celebrating the tenth anniversary of my business.  My assistant Jessica and I selected the one by Frances as the most deserving, as we very much identify with the challenges she faces a working mom.  She and I will have a coaching session together later this month.  It is my pleasure to give her this gift.