(Formerly Career Brainstorming Day)

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Who attends Career Jam?

  • Career Coaches, Counselors & Consultants
  • Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writers
  • College & University Career Development Professionals
  • Military & Government Career Transition Specialists
  • Workforce Development Personnel
  • Outplacement Consultants
  • Executive Recruiters
  • Employment Technology, Job Board & Social Media Experts

In-Person Event Schedule
11:30 am – 11:45 am     Welcome and Introductions
11:45 am – 12:30 pm     Luncheon
12:30 pm – 3:15 pm       Facilitated Learning & Brainstorming
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm         Wrap-up / Business Card Exchange

$109 ($89 for CTL Associates), Includes Lunch
Virtual Event Schedule
11:30 am – 11:45 am     Welcome and Introductions
11:45 pm – 2:15 pm       Facilitated Learning & Brainstorming
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm         Wrap-up


$87 ($67 for CTL Associates)

Why attend Career Jam?

Trends move fast in the careers industry. If you strive to be ahead of trends impacting the careers industry, job search, personal branding, leadership development, recruiting, career advancement, career planning – the core of your work with clients – you will find like-minded colleagues at Career Jam!

We’re celebrating the 9th year of this event with new topics and new features! This year, you will have an opportunity to learn about top megatrends in the industry, brainstorm with your colleagues about how these are and will impact the industry, and share best practices for working 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 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, 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 and social media profiles?

Beyond learning from and sharing with professionals across the industry, 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:

  • Career Jam participants
  • Thousands of career professionals worldwide (10K+)
  • Colleges & universities in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia & Australia
  • Military installations, government agencies & workforce development centers
  • Broadcast, online & print media
  • Social media outlets & PR channels
  • Job seekers

Download the 2017 white paper to read the findings from last year's event.


Participants also receive the industry's top research reports from Jobvite, SHRM, Gallup, and more; copies of industry journals; and other resources for enriching discussion. You can review these before the event, bring them with you, and use them as reference materials as you assist clients and advocate for the careers industry.

Here's why your colleagues attend:

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)


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