https://wsjjobssummit.com

About

Who is hiring now? How can I shift careers without downsizing my salary? Is a one-page resume still the rule? Where do I even start my search? As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to upend the job market, the WSJ Jobs Summit will provide new graduates and workers trying to get back in the game—or reinvent their skillset—with a modern toolkit to navigate this competitive market. Through interviews and interactive workshops with leaders across business, we’ll look at the workforce landscape from multiple angles, including:

  1. An assessment of the job market by the numbers, and what it means for you

  2. Practical, tactical advice from companies in hiring mode

  3. A playbook preparing you for a productive hunt, online interviews, overcoming setbacks and effective negotiation

Attendees

Students, New Graduates & College Faculty

Attendees will take away the practical tools and trusted insight you need to navigate this new job market as either a first-time job seeker or leader helping students transition from campus to career.

Mid-career Changers

For professionals taking this moment to consider a new career path, the summit will offer perspective and guidance from business leaders across industries.

Currently Unemployed

If you’ve lost your job due to the pandemic, this is an opportunity to acquire the tools you’ll need to not only survive but thrive in this new job market.

2021 WSJ Jobs Summit: Succeed in the Search

October 5 | 12:00–5:00 p.m. ET l Online

12:00-12:05pm
Sponsored Session: Building Digital Skills for the Future Workforce
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VP, AWS Training and Certification
Amazon Web Services
MODERATOR:
SVP, Inclusion and People Management
Dow Jones
12:00-12:05pm
Opening Remarks
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News Editor, Live Journalism
The Wall Street Journal
12:05-12:35pm
Town Hall: You Want A Job? We've Got Jobs
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Join a panel of talent chiefs and experts in a frank discussion on what they’re looking for in job candidates, how to set yourself apart in a crowded market, as well as how to pivot your skill-set for a virtual economy.  

Global Head, Talent Acquisition
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Corporate Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
Microsoft
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Artificial Intelligence Officer
Levi Strauss & Co
Moderator:
Work & Life Columnist
The Wall Street Journal
12:35-1:00pm
Job Seekers Anonymous
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Finding a new job and switching career paths can be draining. Hear how to mentally and emotionally thrive while navigating a stressful job search and a new reality. Get your questions answered in an unfiltered, interactive Q&A.

Founder and CEO
Ferrazzi Greenlight
Moderator:
News Editor, Live Journalism
The Wall Street Journal
1:00-1:45pm
Hands-On Workshops
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SPONSORED SESSION: YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE: THE MANY PATHS TO A CAREER IN TECH

The accelerated pace of innovation and digital initiatives have sparked an insatiable demand for tech talent — and ignited fresh thinking in hiring and working in tech. Learn why tech jobs are not just for engineers and coders alone and how innovative companies are embracing new ways to recruit and retain tech talent.

 

Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO, CompTIA

Faith Johnson, Vice President of HR, TEKsystems, Inc. 

In conversation with: Damian Smith, SVP, Inclusion and People Management, Dow Jones

 

This is a sponsored session. The Wall Street Journal newsroom was not involved in the production of this session.

 

NAVIGATING THE CREDENTIALS MARKETPLACE

U.S. workers now have access to more than 700,000 secondary and postsecondary degrees, certificates, badges and other certifications. In the sea of options out there, how do you decide how to invest your time and money? Learn more about evaluating opportunities for setting yourself apart in the job search.

 

Angela Ceresnie, CEO, Climb Credit

Scott Cheney, CEO, Credential Engine

Moderator: Lauren Weber, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

 

WELCOME NEW GRADUATES

You’ve entered the real world. How do you prepare for landing a job in a virtual, competitive marketplace? Learn tips and tricks to building your path out of college, cultivating a network and jumpstarting your career in a tricky time. 

 

Lauren Berger, CEO and Founder, Intern Queen

Christine Cruzvergara, Chief Executive Strategy Officer, Handshake

Moderator: Kathryn Dill, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

 

RETHINKING REMOTE WORK

The pandemic has upended the traditional in-office workplace setup. If you’re thinking about transitioning to remote work, hear tips on navigating the flexible and hybrid job market, and how to land a gig that allows you to work on your terms, on your schedule and flexibly. 

 

Brie Reynolds, Career Development Manager and Career Coach, FlexJobs

Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO, FlexJobs

Moderator: Chip Cutter, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

 

COMBATING AGEISM IN THE JOB MARKET

If you’re an experienced worker entering the job market, the pressures of facing stereotypes about age can be challenging. Learn tips and tricks for navigating each stage of the job search and how to highlight the strengths that you bring to the table.

 

Richard Johnson, Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute

Moderator: Ray Smith, Feature Reporter, Life & Work, The Wall Street Journal

 

1:45-2:15pm
Break
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Attendees are encouraged to network during this time.

2:15-3:00pm
Résumé Refresh And Live Critique
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Is your résumé reflective of your true strengths and experience, or is it holding you back? Learn how to build a one-sheeter that highlights your top skills, explains gaps in your career and catapults you out of the black hole in the application process. This live workshop is all about writing your story on one page and beating the algorithmic machines.

Content Creator
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Job Search Coach
Write Step Résumé, LLC.
Co-Founder and CEO
ResumeSpice
Moderator:
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
3:00-3:45pm
Hands-On Workshops
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NAVIGATING THE CREDENTIALS MARKETPLACE

U.S. workers now have access to more than 700,000 secondary and postsecondary degrees, certificates, badges and other certifications. In the sea of options out there, how do you decide how to invest your time and money? Learn more about evaluating opportunities for setting yourself apart in the job search.

 

Angela Ceresnie, CEO, Climb Credit

Scott Cheney, CEO, Credential Engine

Moderator: Lauren Weber, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

 

WELCOME NEW GRADUATES

You’ve entered the real world. How do you prepare for landing a job in a virtual, competitive marketplace? Learn tips and tricks to building your path out of college, cultivating a network and jumpstarting your career in a tricky time. 

 

Lauren Berger, CEO and Founder, Intern Queen

Christine Cruzvergara, Chief Executive Strategy Officer, Handshake

Moderator: Kathryn Dill, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

 

RETHINKING REMOTE WORK

The pandemic has upended the traditional in-office workplace setup. If you’re thinking about transitioning to remote work, hear tips on navigating the flexible and hybrid job market, and how to land a gig that allows you to work on your terms, on your schedule and flexibly. 

 

Brie Reynolds, Career Development Manager and Career Coach, FlexJobs

Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO, FlexJobs

Moderator: Chip Cutter, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

 

COMBATING AGEISM IN THE JOB MARKET

If you’re an experienced worker entering the job market, the pressures of facing stereotypes about age can be challenging. Learn tips and tricks for navigating each stage of the job search and how to highlight the strengths that you bring to the table.

 

Richard Johnson, Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute 

Moderator: Ray Smith, Feature Reporter, Life & Work, The Wall Street Journal

3:45-4:15pm
Break
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Attendees are encouraged to network during this time.

4:15-4:55pm
Entrepreneurship 101
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How do you germinate an idea into a business? Hear from two founders who made it work and learn the ins and outs, the failed attempts and what budding entrepreneurs need to do to get their show on the road.

 

Part 1: Airbnb’s Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, Nate Blecharczyk, shares how he turned an idea into a global business and what you can do to become a successful entrepreneur.

 

Part 2: Isom Lowman, CEO of The Lowman Group, will provide insights into how he generated over $1 million in revenue in his first year as a franchise owner. He’ll also share what he’s doing to create more opportunities and provide resources for Black entrepreneurs. 

 

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Airbnb
CEO
The Lowman Group
Moderator:
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
4:55-5:00pm
Closing Remarks
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News Editor, Live Journalism
The Wall Street Journal

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 October 5, 2021 Speakers

Lauren Berger
Lauren Berger
CEO and Founder
Intern Queen
Nate Blecharczyk
Nate Blecharczyk
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Airbnb
Angela Ceresnie
Angela Ceresnie
CEO
Climb Credit
Scott Cheney
Scott Cheney
CEO
Credential Engine
Christine Cruzvergara
Christine Cruzvergara
Chief Executive Strategy Officer
Handshake
Jackie Cuevas
Jackie Cuevas
Content Creator
TikTok
Michael D’Ausilio
Michael D’Ausilio
Global Head, Talent Acquisition
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Keith Ferrazzi
Keith Ferrazzi
Founder and CEO
Ferrazzi Greenlight
Lauren Gardner
Lauren Gardner
Corporate Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition
Microsoft
Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson
Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center
Urban Institute
Isom Lowman
Isom Lowman
CEO
The Lowman Group
Brie Reynolds
Brie Reynolds
Career Development Manager and Career Coach
FlexJobs
Sara Sutton
Sara Sutton
Founder and CEO
FlexJobs
Katia Walsh 
Katia Walsh 
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Artificial Intelligence Officer
Levi Strauss & Co
Ashley Watkins
Ashley Watkins
Job Search Coach
Write Step Résumé, LLC.
Keith Wolf
Keith Wolf
Co-Founder and CEO
ResumeSpice

 October 5, 2021 Sponsor Participants

Faith Rottmann Johnson
Faith Rottmann Johnson
VP, Human Resources
TEKsystems
Maureen Lonergan
Maureen Lonergan
VP, AWS Training and Certification
Amazon Web Services
Todd Thibodeaux
Todd Thibodeaux
President and CEO
CompTIA

 October 5, 2021 Moderators

Ellie Austin
Ellie Austin
News Editor, Live Journalism
The Wall Street Journal
Te-Ping Chen
Te-Ping Chen
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
Chip Cutter
Chip Cutter
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
Rachel Feintzeig
Rachel Feintzeig
Work & Life Columnist
The Wall Street Journal
Willem Marx
Willem Marx
Editor, Custom Programming
The Wall Street Journal | Barron’s Group
Damian Smith
Damian Smith
SVP, Inclusion and People Management
Dow Jones
Ray Smith
Ray Smith
Feature Reporter, Life & Work
The Wall Street Journal
Lauren Weber
Lauren Weber
Reporter
The Wall Street Journal

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