Turning Hiring Manager Secrets
Into Career Successes

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
April 1820, 2017

As career services providers, coaches, and resume writers, we often wonder what a hiring manager looks for in an interview, what a recruiter wants in a resume, or what our candidate can do to earn a promotion. The 2017 conference will bring hiring managers, recruiters, and internal talent development professionals to you -- career professionals -- to answer these questions and more!

Tap into hiring manager and recruiter intelligence at the 2017 Career Thought Leaders conference to inform your practice and better guide clients toward job search and career success.


Tuesday, April 18  Professional Development Institutes

Learn more about the Professional Development Institutes. Please note that registration for the professional development institutes is separate from registration for the conference sessions listed below.


Wednesday, April 19 & Thursday, April 20  Full Conference

Wednesday, April 19

8:00 am
Networking Breakfast with Colleagues

8:30–9:30 am
The Evolution of Recruiting (What Career Pros Need to Know for Candidate Success) – Martin Burns, HireClix
Martin Burns is Strategic Consulting Leader for HireClix, a consumer advertising agency with a focus on recruitment. A long-time practitioner and corporate recruiting leader, he combines significant expertise in strategy, technology, and marketing. His career has included leading, as well as consulting with, recruitment for some of the world's most significant brands. Before making the move to HireClix, he led talent acquisition technology transformation for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). Prior to PwC, he led global recruitment for Mobiquity, a mobile services firm with offices on 4 continents. Visit Martin's LinkedIn profile.

9:45–10:30 am
How Candidates Can Get Found on Social Media  Shally Steckerl, The Sourcing Institute
Shally Steckerl is a pioneer in talent sourcing. He builds enterprise recruiting engines for Fortune 500 brands to help them find unfindable talent. Shally is sought out by these companies to teach them how to source talent in innovative ways. His background includes serving as a talent sourcing advisor and trainer for Johnson Controls, Akamai Technologies, Netflix, GE, Starwood Hotels, and many more. He was also an internal corporate recruiter for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Motorola, and others before becoming a consultant.

10:30 am – 11:45 am
Career Thought Leader Round Table Discussions
Social Recruiting Deep Dive – Shally Steckerl
Diversify Your Practice With Multiple Profit Centers – Jan Melnik
Outplacement Services Trends – Laura Labovich
Personal Branding for Leaders: The Secret to Their Success- ... and Yours – Susan Chritton
Redefining Work-Life Balance for Your Career – Michelle Carroll
Creating a Brand that is Bold, Big & Bad – Vaneese Johnson
Personal Branding for New Graduates: Launching Meaningful Careers – Alexis Currie


11:45–12:45 pm  
Networking Lunch

1:00–1:45 pm
Social Media Sourcing Trends (How Recruiters Find Candidates Online) – Shally Steckerl, The Sourcing Institute
Shally Steckerl is a pioneer in talent sourcing. He builds enterprise recruiting engines for Fortune 500 brands to help them find unfindable talent. Shally is sought out by these companies to teach them how to source talent in innovative ways. His background includes serving as a talent sourcing advisor and trainer for Johnson Controls, Akamai Technologies, Netflix, GE, Starwood Hotels, and many more. He was also an internal corporate recruiter for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Motorola, and others before becoming a consultant.


2:00–2:45 pm
Social Branding Trends: 3D Brand Bios & Beyond – Deb Dib, Executive Power Brand
The “social” in social media is propelling a print and online communications revolution. One-dimensional bios and profiles—no matter how professional—are giving way to unique three-dimensional portraits of an individual’s work, life, and spirit. A great 3D Brand Bio narrates, educates, and fascinates. It is unmistakably original, powerful, and persuasive. It creates a true human presence on paper or screen—a “good read” that compels an emotional connection, shows value in context, and prompts a call or a “digital handshake.”

Deb Dib, the CEO Coach, crackles with excitement when she talks about personal branding, storytelling, and sharing innovation. In fact, innovation defines Deb's professional life—taking her from 20+ years as an executive career writer and personal brand consultant to her latest passion, personal branding and LinkedIn coach/trainer to select clients and careers industry colleagues. Along the way, she helped found NRWA and CTL; co-authored Ditch. Dare. Do! Personal Branding for Executives; and was honored with the first Dick Bolles’ Parachute Awarfor “sustained, enduring, and innovative contribution." She is featured in 30+ career books and major media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, and BusinessWeek.com.

2:45–3:15 pm
Resume & Profile Writing: Research, Trends & Best Practices
 – Marie Zimenoff, CEO, CTL & RWA
Whether online or on paper, the way leaders brand themselves and job seekers promote their value is constantly changing. Based on the latest research around hiring trends, recruiter feedback, and technology advances, this presentation will provide an update on the latest trends in resume and social media profiles. You'll walk away with new tricks and tools to help clients stand out despite the new LinkedIn user interface and rise in applicant tracking systems.

3:15–3:45 pm
Digital Interviewing Technology in the Hiring Process
 – Catharine Fennell, CEO, videoBIO
Video is changing the way recruiters screen and assess job seekers. This session will cover what you need to know about new video technology being used by employers and how it will impact your clients. You will learn where clients may encounter video during the hiring process, what companies are using it, and how you can help them be more prepared. You will also learn a bit about how you can use video in your coaching practice and have an exclusive opportunity to get a video created for your own branding purposes.

3:45 pm
Panel: Hiring Managers Share What They Wish Every Candidate Knew


Thursday, April 20

8:00 am
Networking Breakfast with Colleagues

8:30–9:15 am
How Hiring & HR Technology Really Works  Leonard Baker, Consulting Recruiter, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Technology is a mainstay throughout the hiring process, from ATS to asynchronous video interviews and more. Recruiters and hiring managers are searching for technology to help them be more effective ... and, conversely, the era of hyper-personalization has returned. Serving as an internal recruiter and consultant for tech giants and startups, Len has seen it all and will share his insider perspective on technology and hiring trends.

Leonard Baker has worked with tech giants (Sony, Lockheed, Cisco, Dolby) and Silicon Valley startups (GoPro, Samba TV). He uses his "engineering gene" to connect with his recruits and his entrepreneurial business sense to become a trusted advisor for hiring teams. He has witnessed the HR technology evolution and its inclusion in the hiring process for a diverse set of companies. As a recruiter, he's connected with thousands of job seekers, getting a first-hand seat to what works and what doesn't.

9:30–10:00 am

A Study of Recruiter Practices & Preferences – Kimberly Schneiderman, RiseSmart
Have you ever wondered what recruiters actually think? What processes they go through in recruiting? Now is your chance to find out! Kimberly Schneiderman, Practice Development Manager at RiseSmart, conducted a study of 280+ recruiters to find out their processes, practices, and preferences – and she is ready to share the results with you! This session is filled with actionable takeaways and fantastic ideas for you. Don’t miss it!

Kimberly Schneiderman is a Practice Development Manager with RiseSmart, Inc. where she creates and manages RiseSmart’s coach and client-facing programs, training, and support materials. Prior to RiseSmart, Kimberly built a specialty coaching practice working with senior officers in law enforcement. She has authored numerous career-related book chapters, articles, and videos, and has appeared on news and radio programs as a subject matter expert. Kimberly is also the Certification Committee Chair with the National Resume Writers’ Association.


10:15–11:00 am
Coaching Leaders in the Face of Complexity & Uncertainty – 
Eleanor Bedford, Creative Collaborations Coaching & Consulting
In this timely presentation, leadership coach and consultant Eleanor Bedford will share coaching trends that are emerging as leaders face more complexity and uncertainty in the workplace around them. You'll walk away with tools to boost your clients' resiliency and ability to manage change.

11:00 am
Career Thought Leader Round Table Discussions
The Gamification of the Careers Industry – Dr. Rich Feller
Building Your Career Business – Wendy Enelow
Modernizing Your Resumes – Louise Kursmark
Recruiter Preferences Data Deep Dive – Kimberly Schneiderman
Leadership Coaching Trends – Eleanor Bedford
Quasi-Resume to 3D Brand Story: Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile – Deb Dib


12:15 pm
Networking Lunch


1:30–2:15 pm
Job Search Strategies to Become the Referred Candidate – 
Leonard Baker, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
As career professionals, we often tell our job seekers to go around the "gatekeeper" in HR and connect with the hiring manager. In this presentation, a "gatekeeper" who has spent much of his time helping job seekers understand how to connect with hiring managers will share secrets for guiding candidates to become a known quantity to the right audience. From networking tips and scripts to working with recruiters, you don't want to miss this hands-on session!

Leonard Baker has worked with tech giants (Sony, Lockheed, Cisco, Dolby) and Silicon Valley startups (GoPro, Samba TV). He uses his "engineering gene" to connect with his recruits and his entrepreneurial business sense to become a trusted advisor for hiring teams. He has witnessed the HR technology evolution and its inclusion in the hiring process for a diverse set of companies. As a recruiter, he's connected with thousands of job seekers, getting a first-hand seat to what works and what doesn't.


2:303:15 pm 
Advancing in a Virtual World  Susan Chritton, Pathways
Trust is one of the most important qualities you can have as a foundation for your personal brand. Employing the four elements of trust creates the foundation for a strong virtual brand presence, helping leaders advance in their careers, job seekers excel in virtual interviews, and career professionals build their visibility and business. Your participation in this session, with the woman who literally wrote the book on personal branding, will give you the tools to elevate yourself and your clients in a virtual world.

Susan Chritton, M.Ed., PCC, NCCC, is Master Personal Brand Strategist, Executive Career Coach, and CTL Personal Branding Certification Trainer. Susan is the author of "Personal Branding for Dummies." Respected for her expertise and personal style, her clients and colleagues appreciate her solid grounded approach and trust her direction through the personal branding process.


3:15 pm
Jobs of the Future – Emily Richards Rolen, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Emily Rolen is an economist in the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Emily has spent the majority of her 10 years at BLS with a focus on healthcare employment. She takes pride in producing objective employment projections data that equip educators, researchers, policy makers, and jobseekers with the tools necessary to make informed decisions. 

Emily will discuss the 2014-24 employment outlook, including changes in the population and labor force, projected industry employment, and projected occupational employment. She also will discuss the education and training that is typically needed to enter occupations and identify the occupations projected to add the most jobs by typical entry level education.


3:45 pm
Moving the Careers Industry Forward – Marie Zimenoff, Career Thought Leaders
In this fast-paced presentation, Marie Zimenoff, CEO of Career Thought Leaders, will present what is on the horizon for the career industry and what it means for us as career service industry professionals.

4:00 pm
Moving Your Learning Forward (Round Table Discussions)

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