Washington, DC Career Expo – March 22, 2012
*Power Seminars: Top tips and tricks on acing a challenging job search
*Perfect Pitch: Nail your quick intro to wow everyone you meet
*Resume Reviews: Instant feedback on this all-important document
*The Interview: Experts will evaluate job seeker’s interview skills
*Engaging Employers: Access to the people who’ll get you in the door
*Exceptional Connections: Phenomenal talent to trade ideas and leads
In just 20 minutes, we will tackle a range of job search advice to help reenergize yourself — and land the position you want. Get insider tips on how to ace the upcoming Women For Hire expo.
Coffee & Career Chat
Register for Our Popular Early Morning Seminar
Job Search stalled? Confidence ebbing? Thinking about starting your own business, but aren’t sure what steps to take? Wondering how social media could up your chances of getting hired? Sign up now for Women For Hire’s Early Morning Seminar. In this pre-expo season, our hand-picked experts energize you with fresh tips and tactics on how to get what you want – whether you’re a recent college grad, a mom thinking about returning to work or mid-career veteran. We announce speakers in advance of each expo. Jump start your success by registering for this special session, prior to each expo, from 8:30am-10:00am. You’ll also receive priority admittance into the career expo. Space is limited. Reserve your space now.
Early Morning Seminars
L. Denise Jackson
Power Seminars in Washington, D.C.:
Interview 3.0: Using Competence, Compatibility and Chemistry to Shine
Tired of wondering how to land an interview? Ready to look at the interview process from a new perspective? Join veteran executive coach Angela Schutz and learn how to ask questions that will make any hiring manager remember you.
Cracking the Code: Your Federal Job Search
Wondering why you haven’t gotten an interview for that federal job? Learn from a former federal HR manager from the Office of Personnel Management about how to craft your federal application so it grabs the attention of the HR staff.
Corliss Taylor Jackson is an expert on the federal government’s hiring process. As a former GS-15 human resources manager, she has more than 10 years of hands-on experience at the Office of Personnel Management and the National Institutes of Health. As president and CEO of Federal Job Results, she provides consulting services to various federal agencies in recruiting and hiring. Jackson’s experience provides her with a unique insider’s view of the federal hiring process which she uses to help job seekers.
Your Road to Career Success – Mapping An Effective Job Search Strategy
Lost your way somewhere along the line? Is your job search stalled, with you wondering how you’re going to get back on track? Join Success & Career coach Antoinette Sykes for tips on how to create the right mindset and plot strategy to get the job you want – and deserve. Antoinette spent 12 years in corporate America and climbed the ladder to senior management, using strategies she now teaches others.
Julie Chae and Jessica Razzano-Krimko
Careers at the Transportation Security Administration
Julie and Jessica will discuss the TSA’s history and how to apply for a position with this agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security — responsible for the safety and security of the nation’s transportation systems.
United States Secret Service
Having a Career as a Woman in the Secret Service
The U.S. Secret Service is a federal agency charged by Congress with protecting the nation’s leaders and visiting heads of state, and conducting criminal investigations into counterfeiting, forgery of government checks and bonds; and various kinds of frauds.
Two women who work for the Secret Service — one a special agent, the other a uniformed division officer – will discuss careers there, including physical and mental demands and balancing a family with work. They will also discuss all employment opportunities, including a variety of administrative, professional, technical and clerical positions.
Benefit from Perfect Pitch/The Interview
Master your all-important one sentence to sell yourself and get valuable feedback after a mock interview. Our experts will leave you feeling empowered and confident.
Perfect Pitch Experts:
Angela Schutz is managing director/founder of Driven To Succeed Consulting LLC, a career development/executive coaching and public speaking service that empowers people to find their ultimate career potential.
The Interview Experts:
Regina W Hubbard, CEO of Ashme Consulting & Business Services, has nearly three decades of experience helping clients develop and grow. Her specialties include career development, image consulting, time management and work/life balance.
Christie Mims is the fairy godmother to the suit. A job reinvention specialist – she is a certified professional career coach with a background working for Fortune 500 companies. A former Business Unit Director in a top consulting firm, she has been there, done that, and worn those uncomfortable shoes. So, while she knows that while career transition is hard, it doesn’t have to be lonely!
Melissa S. Fireman is founder and CEO of Washington Career Services, a career management firm specializing in organizational and career consulting for individuals, academia and industry. A practicing career counselor and trainer in Washington, she has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NBC-4, Yahoo! HotJobs, MSN, College News, The Hill, Bethesda Magazine, and Washingtonian.
Susanne Maurer is co-founder of Washington Career Services, a career management firm. She provides career and clinical counseling and training and is has been featured in The Washington Post Express, NBC4 News and CNN.
Arise Virtual Solutions
Bed Bath & Beyond
The Boeing Company
Defense Logistics Agency
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
The Home Depot
National Security Agency
MetLife / New England Financial
NCI Information Systems
New York Life
Raleigh Police Department
SMS Data Products Group
State Farm Insurance
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Secret Service
Keep checking back as we add to our list of participating exhibitors!
Want to volunteer at our expos?
One of the many reasons women like joining us at Women For Hire expos is that our staff members are friendly, helpful and always willing to lend an ear. If you’re interested in seeing what a career expo looks like from the inside, we hope you’ll consider volunteering with us for the day. We pay a small stipend to cover your expenses, so it’s a chance to make a little pocket money and experience what we do. Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] to be considered for the expo in your area.
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