Career Webinars

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Join us for a webinar series hosted by alumni industry experts and career coaches on an assortment of supportive career subjects.

The Secret to Career Success Is an Accurate Self-Assessment

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 12 pm ET
Speakers: Audrey Dorsey and Glenn Clowney

We will teach you the art and science of talking about who you are so that you become a more confident, well-prepared candidate for the roles you really want.

Just three simple steps:

  1. Perspective: Use the Life Map Model for consciously creating the career and life you want most.
  2. Personality: Specifically identify the ways you excel at work and life with Predictive Wins.
  3. Purpose: Discover (and articulate) the work that you are meant to do, while avoiding landmines, with Arc of Genius.
Michigan Alumni Career Coach Audrey Dorsey
Glenn Clowney

This highly engaging webinar will be facilitated by University of Michigan alumni Glenn Clowney and Audrey Clowney Dorsey. This brother/sister dynamo features ’83 graduates of the College of Engineering, and each went on to earn an MBA. Glenn received his from U-M, and Audrey’s is from Columbia University. They work with high performers who want support in designing/succeeding in high-performing careers.

Alumni Career Program Office Hours

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 12 pm ET
Speaker: Louise Jackson
Louise Jackson

Get your career questions answered during this informal open house with the Senior Associate Director of the Alumni Career Program, Louise Jackson. Louise will open the session by introducing resources available to alumni through the Alumni Career Program, including a deeper dive into the new Job Search 101 resource. Following this, we welcome live questions from the audience. Participants are encouraged to come armed with specific career questions to ask Louise. Where possible, live demos may be conducted by asking alumni to share resumes or LinkedIn profiles well in advance of the event. Consider the following questions:

  • How might I get my foot in the door when the job market is increasingly competitive and getting the attention of recruiters can be tough?
  • Can you help me by reviewing the professional summary or experience bullets in my resume?
  • I’m trying to make a career change into a completely new area and don’t know where to start. Can you help?

*Please email resumes or LinkedIn profiles to aaumcareer@umich.edu with your specific questions one full week in advance of the session to be considered for live resume review. Your doing so is also considered as consent to have your resume shared with the broader audience during the session.

*Non-resume or LinkedIn questions can be asked in the question/comments section of the registration form OR asked live during the session.

Louise is a Career Coach, Professional Development Specialist, and current Alumni Career Program lead at the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. She has education, training, and experience from the University of California Riverside, University of Michigan, University of South Africa, and for South African higher education clients. Her career advancement and career development skills also include self-assessment (MBTI; CareerLeader; and Emotional Intelligence Inventory 2.0), workplace communications, and in-house talent engagement.

Program strategy deployment, marketing and communications, budget management, and program evaluation for university and in-house private-sector talent and career programs are her “bread and butter.” But what really makes her tick is changing one life at a time by helping individuals land that job or make that career change.

Mastering Your Resume: Content Trends and Formatting Best Practices

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 12 pm ET
Speaker: Clint Mytych
Clint Mytych

The job search reality for many is that 75% of resumes submitted electronically are rejected by a scanning software called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) before reaching human eyes. If a resume beats the ATS, a recruiter will only spend about 10 seconds reading it.

Join Michigan alum and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) Clint Mytych of Content Pro Resume Services to dive into key resume content trends and best practices, including keyword optimization, 10-second rule formatting, responsibilities/accomplishments ratio, and readability.

Clint is the founder and chief writer of Content Pro Resume Services, where he developed a methodical and collaborative approach to resume writing that helps clients nationwide excel in their career journeys. Clint builds resources that present the very best of each client and their unique background. As such, he serves clients from every industry and at every experience level, from recent college graduates to executives with decades in their field, and looks forward to helping Michigan alumni.

Career Bites

Miss one of our webinars? Our Career Bites provide you with the top tips from our career experts. Full recordings are also available for viewing anytime.