Boost Your Career at Conference

If you’e looking to advance your career or change jobs — or just get along better in the job you have –you’ll find plenty of help during the SLA conference. Here’s a sampling:

The SLA Career Connection, offsite in the more private Hyatt Regency, creates opportunities for face-to-face meetings between with prospective employers. Check the online Career Connections pages for listings with the "CC" logo. That means the employer will be available for in-person meetings in Denver. Follow the instructions to apply for the position and schedule your appointment. Dates and times may very for each employer from Monday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 6. Free to job candidates.

SLA Career Connection: One on One is your chance to meet privately with career coach Barbara Flood. Tickets cost $30. Sessions will be held on Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5. Register for ticketed event #555 for June 4 and #675 for June 5. Then schedule your 30-minute session in advance (by May 30) by contacting SLA staffer Shelva Suggs at ssuggs@sla.org. Marshall Brown & Associates is the sponsor.

How to Prepare For, Win, and Keep Your Ideal Job takes a holistic view of career development and the tactics necessary to progress to the top. The all-day seminar on Saturday, June 2, will include discussion of starting the process; self-assessment; changing direction and job focus; the resume and cover letter, marketing and networking; preparation for the interview process; negotiating the job offer and accepting the position; keeping the job; and career growth. During breakout sessions, participants will examine sample job descriptions, resumes, and applications. InfoCurrent Consultant Diane Goldstein and Sylvia Piggott, principal of the Global Information Solutions Group will lead the class, which is presented by the SLA Leadership and Management Division. Register for ticketed event #130. The price is $299 for SLA members; $399 for others.

SLA Career Connection: Be in Command of Your Profession will help participants discover their personal map and professional profile — and provide tools to help them land the job they want. Executive Coach Barbara Flood will discuss how candidates can evaluate the market they want to enter and their place in it. The session is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the Hyatt Regency. Free to conference registrants.

Pursuit of Passionate Purpose is the title of Theresa Szczurek’s Amazon.com bestseller. At the luncheon meeting, she will share practical pointers for living your career and life with more passion, more purpose, and more success. Copies of her book will be for sale and she will sign them after the luncheon. John Shea of Union Bank of California will moderate the session, presented by the SLA Museums, Arts and Humanities Division. It is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 4. Register for ticketed event #580. The price is $46.

SLA Career Connection: Your Resume is a 30-Second Commercial will provide six strategies for writing a resume and preparing for a job interview. Its premise: The art of writing a resume that will be seen by decision makers is the fuel that will turbo charge your job search. Executive Coach Barbara Flood will lead the session, scheduled for 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5. Free to conference registrants.

For more details on these and other SLA Annual Conference and Exposition events, see the conference Web site. Reprinted from Information Outlook, May 2007.

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