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Why attend Career Jam?
Trends move fast in the careers industry. If you strive to be ahead of global trends impacting job search, personal branding, leadership development, recruiting, career advancement and planning – the core of your work with clients – join like-minded colleagues at Career Jam!We’re celebrating the 9th year of this international event with new features and topics! You will learn about these megatrends during an exclusive webinar on November 26. Whether you join us live or listen to the recording, you'll get the background information on the trends and tips on disrupting habits and questioning the status quo.
Then, on November 30th you'll gather with colleagues (virtually or in person at locations around the world) to brainstorm about how these trends are impacting – and will impact – the careers landscape. You'll network and share best practices for our work with clients in light of this new information.
The megatrends we'll be considering this year include (note: these are just sample questions for discussion; facilitators will guide groups in focusing and deepening discussion):
Generations in the Workplace: Boomers are staying in the workforce longer, Millennials are demanding a new leadership style and moving into leadership themselves, and Generation Z is entering the workforce. What will this mean for recruiting/hiring? Career advising? Advancement? Leadership? The delivery of career services?
The Gig Economy: More people are choosing to work contract jobs or start side-gigs and companies are shifting from hiring full-time employees to contractors. How will personal branding and resumes/CVs shift to meet needs of these individuals? How is this changing the hiring process for all positions? How do we coach for advancement in this new world?
Education: Education is moving online. Certificates are growing in demand and degrees decreasing in importance to some hiring managers. Apprenticeships are on the rise. How will career advising and education planning adjust? How will these changes impact hiring and recruiting practices? How will they influence personal branding and career marketing?
Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI is infiltrating the hiring process, HR management practices, and automating jobs across the globe. How will job search, personal branding, and career marketing adjust as technology advances? How will recruiting and hiring change? How do we account for the rise of technology in career advising and management?
Social Branding & Screening: Along with the rise in technology comes an increased focus on online reputation. How will evolving social networks be used for hiring/recruiting? What does that mean for candidates who have a social brand (whether they want to or not!)? How will personal branding adjust?
Storytelling in Careers: From employer branding to origin stories for leaders and accomplishment stories in resumes/CVs, storytelling has seeped into every aspect of career. How will the importance of storytelling influence change in the recruiting and hiring process? How will leaders use story to advance their careers? What will next-level storytelling look like in resumes/CVs and social media profiles?
Beyond learning from and sharing with professionals across the industry worldwide, the outcomes from all these events will be compiled and published by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium in a white paper. The white paper will recognize the contributions of all Career Jam participants. In other words, you'll be published in a widely read industry document distributed to:
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Thank you for your insightful sharing to help make us all better at what we do! It truly is invigorating for me as I continue in this challenging and contributing profession. (US-based resume writer & career coach)
We had the BEST brain day EVER yesterday, and everyone LOVED it. (London-based career coach)
It was a great event!!!! Was so happy to be involved with such a smart group of career thought leaders. (US-based career coach)
Wow – what a great event and what a great white paper. I loved every bit. (Australian career coach & outplacement consultant)