Mary Houlihan, executive career coach at the Weston Career Center, wrote this for the Olin Blog.
Considering a career change? The Weston Career Center is excited to offer a free, comprehensive Virtual Career Boot Camp this fall to assist working professionals and alums with navigating career opportunities and transitions.
This bi-weekly, eight-session series is designed to enhance fundamental career development and transition skills. Course leaders will provide content at each session. In addition, the sessions will be interactive and provide an opportunity for participants to share and ask questions, as well as get connected with other EMBAs, PMBAs, OMBAs and Olin alums.
You can sign up for the entire series or for individual sessions, depending on your interest.
The series runs from 6-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday from September 7 through December 14. When you register, you will be able to select the sessions you plan to attend. If you plan to attend the entire series, select all sessions.
September 7: Taking Charge of Your Career—Learn to set career priorities and objectives, along with the importance of attitude, preparation and giving throughout your career.
September 21: Defining Your Personal Brand—Know who you are, your value proposition and how to differentiate yourself.
October 5: Communicating Your Brand—Create effective marketing messages and materials including your resume, networking documents, and other visuals.
October 19: Leveraging Social Media—Learn how to use the power of social media, particularly LinkedIn, in communicating your brand. Learn how to be found by recruiters and hiring managers, improve your profile, expand your network, and apply for open positions.
November 2: Creating Your Career Campaign—Establish your career/transition strategy and plan, including the use of resources, how to prioritize your efforts and how to stay organized.
November 16: Building Professional Relationships—Create strategies and approaches to build and expand your relationships over time.
November 30: Acing the Interview—Prepare for and excel at job interviews, improving your chances of getting an offer.
December 14: Negotiating the Offer—Negotiate an offer that works for you and is consistent with your value, ultimately improving your compensation over your career.
WCC career coaches Mary Houlihan, Don Halpin, and Anne Petersen will lead the sessions.
To maintain the confidentiality of attendees, the sessions will not be recorded. The WCC will provide PowerPoint slides after each session.
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