A Career Resource Center Networking Seminar at LinkedIn

photo 1On January 9th, The Tuesday’s Children Career Resource Center, in partnership with LinkedIn, presented a Career Networking Seminar for College-bound and College-aged students at their offices in the Empire State Building. The program focused on networking as one of the most powerful tools for success in today’s challenging job market. The young adults were encouraged to network, connect with, and ask questions to the diverse group of professionals who volunteered to be there from a variety of industries and backgrounds.

After a lively introduction from the LinkedIn team, young adults were partnered with a LinkedIn employee for one-on-one resume review and Q&A session. When they were finished, John Hassett, Regional Sales Manager, LinkedIn, then began the seminar portion of the evening with an interactive presentation on optimizing professional LinkedIn profiles and the importance of networking. Participants learned about the best way to utilize LinkedIn throughout their career search and discovered how to ensure employers view them as top candidates. John stressed the importance of taking advantage of this virtual doorway to connect with millions of other professionals and potential employers.

After the informative session, attendees separated into small groups to partake in a unique Speed Networking Event. Top professionals from various fields shared their experience with each group of students and answered any questions they may have had. By engaging with these professionals in industries such as finance, digital media, medicine, fashion and many others, students received a wide range of helpful advice and referrals, enforcing the importance of developing their networking skills and expanding their contacts.

Our professional partners were very impressed, one professional told us:

“This group of young adults are really prepared and have a good idea of what they want and where they want to go… it was very inspiring!” Another Tuesday’s Children young adult echoed these sentiments, “I would like to say thank you for coordinating a wonderful and extremely helpful event at LinkedIn it should definitely be continued in the future.”