Jump Start Your 2021 Job Search

We are pleased to launch a series of career workshops to help support you in your career search. Whether you’re in a current job search, considering a career transition or looking to take your career to the next level, these sessions are for you! Over the next 5 months, you’ll have an opportunity to learn the key elements of a job search strategy and a step-by-step approach to landing the job you want. We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search, so you will always know what to do next.

The series will be led by Executive Coach Robert Hellmann, President of Hellmann Career Consulting, a certified GetFive Senior Career Coach, and a LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter.

Join us virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for an informative and strategic approach to landing the job you want.

Upcoming Sessions

Effective Salary and "Job" Negotiation - Make Thousands in Minutes!
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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  • Create the foundation for a successful negotiation during the interview phase
  • Outshine and outlast the competition, including a script for deflecting salary questions that could derail your candidacy
  • What to do when you receive the offer – never negotiate on the spot!
  • How, and with whom, to conduct your negotiation
  • How to ensure you’re set up for success on the job, before you accept!

Previous Sessions – Available On-Demand

Plan and Organize Your Job Search Campaign
Available On-Demand on the WPUNJ Alumni YouTube Channel

  • Job targets: why you need them, how to define, identify and prioritize them
  • How to position yourself for your next job (not your last), and define your personal brand
  • Time management across the four ways of getting interviews – job postings, search firms, cold-outreach and networking
  • Create a strategic job search marketing plan for the “active” job search - and share the plan with others (make it easy for them to help)
  • Setting yourself up for keeping in touch through a contact management system – so they think of you when an opportunity arises

Revitalize Your Marketing Materials – Resume, LinkedIn Profile, Pitch
Available On-Demand on the WPUNJ Alumni YouTube Channel

  • Before and after resume examples, that will show you what clearly works
  • Nine resume do’s and six resume don’ts that will debunk any myths and get you the best results
  • For career and industry-changers, how to relate your prior experience to what you’re looking to do next
  • How to address gaps in your background, too-much or too-little experience, job-hopping and other potential red flags
  • What you need to know about adapting your resume for your LinkedIn profile
  • How to improve your odds of “being found” on LinkedIn for the right opportunities
  • The keys to meaningful networking and creating a powerful interview pitch, including the answer to “tell me about yourself”

Get Good at Getting Interviews – Tap into the “Hidden” Job Market

  • How to build and use your network effectively
  • How to engage with and get meetings with individuals outside of your network by contacting them directly
  • How to increase your response rate by going beyond just “applying” and contacting the hiring manager directly
  • Seven items to include in emails to get the meetings you desire
  • How to structure an informational meeting, and turn it into an interview opportunity
  • Specific verbiage and phrases you should use in your communications to improve response

Turn Interviews into Offers

  • An interview strategy that will ensure you stand out from the competition
  • How to prepare for an interview, including addressing objections to/issues with your candidacy, developing your 2-3 "success stories"
  • Tactics to employ during the interview, e.g., how to handle difficult questions including salary, what questions to ask/not to ask, what if they get off topic
  • Following up  (often more important than the interview itself): how to turn a “no” into a “yes”, or apparent rejection into an opportunity

About the Speaker

Robert Hellmann, President of Hellmann Career Consulting, has helped over 1,000 individuals to achieve career success and dozens of organizations to improve effectiveness via executive coaching and workshops. Rob is a GetFive-Certified Senior Career and Executive Coach and a LinkedIn-Certified Professional Recruiter, and has been in private practice since 2003.

As a career coach and executive coach, Rob helps clients almost every day to define and achieve their career and job-search goals, develop as managers and leaders, and navigate through challenging work situations. Rob combines a warm, empowering style with a pragmatic, bottom-line focus that gets results for clients.

Rob is a sought-after speaker, and has delivered hundreds of seminars, workshops and keynotes to corporations, higher-education institutions, professional associations, government agencies and non-profits. He has affiliations with the graduate business schools at both Columbia University and Cornell University via his inclusion in their highly selective networks of career coaches they recommend to alumni.

Rob is a regular contributor to Forbes. His insights have also appeared in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, CBS News, CNNMoney, ABC News, NBC News, WPIX News, Consumer Reports, Glassdoor.com and many others.

Registration is required for each session. Please register online. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.  

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@wpunj.edu or 973.720.2175.