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New York Career Expo – March 31, 2011

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Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019 Important Details

  • Free Admission
  • Register On-Site
  • Resumes Required for Admittance
  • Business Attire Required
  • As a reminder, you are responsible for your parking fees.

Included in this free four-hour event

*Power Seminars: Top tips and tricks on acing a challenging job search
*Mentor Match: Candid advice from another professional in the trenches
*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

New York Speakers

Gretchen Gunn
How to Design a Winning Job Search Strategy
Colleagues say the “G” in Gretchen stands for “Go.” At MGD Services Inc., a certified woman owned business, Gunn has helped place more than 100 highly qualified professionals in publishing, pharmaceutical and manufacturing.

Kim N. Carswell, Persona Affairs
Branding Your Career Through Social Media
As chief executive consultant at Persona Affairs, a comprehensive branding firm, Carswell helps clients boost their market value through social media. As a consultant, she has advised a number of organizations and companies including the American Society of Civil Engineers, Delta Airlines and the Georgia Institute of Technology Human-Computer Interface Advisory Board.

Kimberly Bishop, executive recruiter
Biggest Mistakes Jobseekers Make
As a job search expert based in New York, Bishop has been dubbed “One of the World’s Most Influential Headhunters” by Businessweek. Her new book, Get Down to Business and You’ll Get the Job, offers an insider’s insights on how to execute a successful search.

Marcia Beckford, The Prudential Insurance Company
Making an Impact… Not Just a Living
As a Prudential Manager of financial services, Beckford helps clients grow and preserve their money. Over the course of 14 years, she has won accolades for recruiting women to the financial services industry. She is a 2008 Prudential President Citation recipient and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. For three consecutive years, she won the National Sales Achievement Award from The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Active in her Community, Beckford serves on the board of her local Lion’s Club and is active in the Women in Insurance and Financial Services Organization.

Chandlee Bryan,
Busting Barriers and Building Connections with Twitter and Facebook
Does the whole social media craze have you baffled when it comes to your job search? Spend a few minutes with Bryan, co-author of Twitter’s Job Search Guide, who’ll be on hand with her laptop to show you how it all works. As community manager at, a job search site, she helps users find and harness the internet black hole that can help them get a job. With a masters degree in counseling from the University of Virginia, Bryan has worked as a recruiter and once headed career services at Dartmouth College’s engineering school.

Donna Sweidan, Careerfolk
What does Your LinkedIn Profile Say About  You: Get a LinkedIn Profile Critique
Career coach Donna Sweidan is a LinkedIn and Twitter specialist who has spent 15 years taking clients from soul search to career solutions. She helps job seekers and career changers leverage social media to promote themselves. Sweidan’s own digital footprint has led to a 50 percent growth in her business, multiple media interviews and to two appearances on NYTV’s Job Hunt.

Coffee & Career Chat

Register for the Early Morning Seminar

Is your job search stalled? Have you been thinking about starting your own business but aren’t sure what steps to take? Sign up now for Women For Hire’s popular early morning seminar.

Jump start your success by registering for this special session prior to the career expo from 8:30am-10:00am. You’ll also receive priority admittance into the career expo.

Space is limited.  Reserve your space now.

Register Now

Sponsored By:

Take Part in our Mentor Match Program Sponsored by Walmart

All career expo attendees are invited to benefit from a complimentary, one-on-one “speed mentoring” session with accomplished professionals from a range of leading employers. This is your chance to ask questions about balancing work and family, figuring out how to switch careers, and finding the Aha! moment in your job search and career advancement. Ask anything you want during your mini-mentor session! It’s another FREE benefit of attending the New York Career Expo. (No pre-registration necessary.)

Benefit from our Perfect Pitch Program

In this session you’ll work with coaches to master that all-important one sentence to sell yourself.

Whether you’re a seasoned executive, a recent college grad or an entrepreneur, we all must know how to introduce ourselves in a way that’s clear, concise and compelling. Yet most people don’t have that opening sentence down.

This session will help change that and leave you feeling empowered and confident.  Get the boost you need!

Participating Exhibitors

This is a partial list of the participating exhibitors. This list is updated regularly, so please check back each week. Click on the name to view a profile.

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services
Bridge Financial Group / MetLife
Canon USA and Canon Financial Services
Capital One
Citizens Financial Group
Daiichi Sankyo
Drug Enforcement Administration
Enterprise Holdings
Home Depot
Insight Communications
Massachusetts Electric Construction Company
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Metropolitan College of New York
New York Life
NYU Langone Medical Center
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Principal Financial Group
Stryker Orthopaedics
Time Warner Cable
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Secret Service
United States Tennis Association

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Event Sponsors

Check back one month prior to see a list of participating exhibitors.

Directions to the Event

On Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.) between West 53rd and West 54th Streets. 53rd street is west bound and 54th street is east bound. Laguardia is 8 miles, JFK is 17 miles, Newark is 15 miles, Grand Central station is 15 minutes across town, Penn Station is 15 minutes downtown and Port Authority is 10 minutes downtown.