MIT Sloan School of Management recently invited Debra Woog, founder of and driving force behind MBA Navigator, to be a guest at the monthly Alumni Webinar Series. Participation ranked second highest in the history of this series; more than 90 MBA students and alumni attended to benefit from Debra’s guidance for MBAs exploring career transitions during these challenging economic times. Debra, Sloan MBA 1997, has coached hundreds of MBAs during her decade as a Leadership and Career Consultant. She stressed to participants that even in the face of layoffs and pay decreases, MBAs who articulate and live their key messages and priorities can be assured their futures will be bright.
During the event Debra shared her original framework for identifying key messages to prospective employers. She 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 her SIQ model, Debra’s clients have consistently reached their goals. One participant commented “I really enjoyed your MBA Navigator presentation today. Your model is simple and compelling.” The webinar is now available as a free podcast for anyone who seeks to learn Debra’s insights and observe her coaching a current MBA student in the job market. Furthermore, in celebration of the 10 years in business this month, Debra has invited all MBA students and alumni to download her new Special Report: Seven Secrets to a Successful MBA Career Transition. For more details regarding the alumni event, see the MIT website.