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The Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit Succeed in the Search

WSJ Jobs Summit: Succeed in the Search


April 12, 2022 | Online
The job market has roared back to life, with a record number of openings–and people quitting. In the era of “The Great Resignation,” the WSJ Jobs Summit will deliver expert advice and trusted insights on how to turn today's hot job market into a competitive advantage. Whether you're a recent graduate on the job hunt for the first time, a mid-career professional considering a change or an experienced worker looking for negotiation tips, this full-day program will feature interviews and interactive workshops designed to help you succeed in the search.

About

The WSJ Jobs Summit was the brainchild of WSJ Editor in Chief Matt Murray. The pandemic was upending the employment landscape and he wanted to create a complimentary event to help those affected: new grads, recently unemployed workers and those contemplating a career change. The first one took place in fall 2020 and it is now a bi-annual event.

Top Reasons to Attend

  1. Learn how to turn today’s hot job market into a competitive advantage

  2. Watch a leading resume advisor critique an attendee’s resume in real time

  3. Hear from business leaders who can offer trusted career insight

  4. Take away a playbook for how to chart a new career path

  5. Participate in workshops tailored to your challenges, from negotiation to burnout

Attendees

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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.

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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.

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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.

2022 WSJ Jobs Summit

April 12, 2022 | 12:00–5:00 p.m. ET l Online

12:00 p.m.
WELCOME REMARKS
12:05 p.m.
THE ECONOMY AND YOU
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A hot labor market, increased wages, and surging demand for goods has led to questions about inflation and whether it is here to stay. What is the impact on the American economy, Main Street and job seekers?

12:40 p.m.
FROM THE FRONTLINE TO THE BACK OFFICE: THE NEW COLLAR WORKFORCE
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Frontline workers are quitting their jobs citing insufficient pay, poor benefits and lack of fulfillment. Many of those workers migrating to desk jobs and back office positions will need reskilling – tens of thousands are in the market for this kind of career training today. What does this path look like and how will a structural change to the labor force of this magnitude affect the overall health of the economy?

1:15 p.m.
HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
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ASK FOR IT: GETTING WHAT YOU WANT FROM THE JOB

A higher salary, work-from-home flexibility, extended vacation time, a paid sabbatical, equity: these are just the handful of benefits that may be on the table for you in your next, or even current role. This interactive session will break down scenarios to help you move past the emotion and anxiety around the conversation to ask for what you want.

 

BATTLING BURNOUT

The ongoing pandemic may have you contemplating dramatic changes in your personal and professional life. Before you make a move, learn how to identify the professional stressors that may be fueling restlessness and hear about successful ways to make changes with your manager and employer.

 

HOW TO BE A WORK-FROM-HOME WINNER

Establishing connections with colleagues and corporate leaders can be challenging in a remote work setting, especially in a new role. Learn the top tips for staying productive in a remote setting, communication strategies and tactics to forge relationships that build trust.

 

SUPPORTING A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE

With the near-constant integration of new technologies and rapid evolution of workplace culture, companies run the risk of losing the valuable experience and institutional knowledge of their most seasoned employees. Discover practical ways to support a multigenerational workforce and maintain professional momentum in a changing workplace.

2:00 p.m.
BREAK
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Attendees are encouraged to network during this time.

2:30 p.m.
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, beating the algorithmic machines, and winning over hiring managers.

3:15 p.m.
HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
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ASK FOR IT: GETTING WHAT YOU WANT FROM THE JOB

A higher salary, work-from-home flexibility, extended vacation time, a paid sabbatical, equity: these are just the handful of benefits that may be on the table for you in your next, or even current role. This interactive session will break down scenarios to help you move past the emotion and anxiety around the conversation to ask for what you want.

 

BATTLING BURNOUT

The ongoing pandemic may have you contemplating dramatic changes in your personal and professional life. Before you make a move, learn how to identify the professional stressors that may be fueling restlessness and hear about successful ways to make changes with your manager and employer.

 

HOW TO BE A WORK-FROM-HOME WINNER

Establishing connections with colleagues and corporate leaders can be challenging in a remote work setting, especially in a new role. Learn the top tips for staying productive in a remote setting, communication strategies and tactics to forge relationships that build trust.

 

SUPPORTING A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE

With the near-constant integration of new technologies and rapid evolution of workplace culture, companies run the risk of losing the valuable experience and institutional knowledge of their most seasoned employees. Discover practical ways to support a multigenerational workforce and maintain professional momentum in a changing workplace.

4:00 p.m.
BREAK
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Attendees are encouraged to network during this time.

4:30 p.m.
WHEN TO GO IT ALONE: THE PATH TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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How do you transform an idea into a full-fledged business? Hear from founders who made it work by bouncing back from failed attempts and how to pave a path towards fulfillment by being your own boss.

5:15pm
CLOSING REMARKS

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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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