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Three Key Elements to Make a Positive Professional Impression

September 17, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

If you communicate effectively, you can have anything in this world you want, including your dream job. This workshop is designed to teach professionals how to communicate more effectively on paper, online, and in-person. The three key elements to an effective job search includes a well-written resume/CV, an updated LinkedIn profile, and polished interviewing skills. In addition to learning strategies, tips, and techniques on how to update their resume/CV, participants will understand what employers are looking for in a LinkedIn profile, and how to prepare for and conduct interviews that are sure to make them stand out in a crowd of competitive candidates.

Speaker: James Logan is the founder and CEO of Hire Level Coaching, a high-performance career-coaching firm. He shares his expertise by working with diverse individuals from a wide variety of industries and sectors, sitting on panels, delivering keynote speeches, and running monthly workshops. So far, Hire Level Coaching has helped more than 500 people advance their careers through one-on-one and group coaching. He currently serves as a Program Coordinator in the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) at the University of Michigan. Prior to running his company full-time, Logan worked for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he helped students from underrepresented backgrounds gain access to business education and careers. Prior to Ross, James served as the International Recruitment Coordinator for the University of Michigan-Flint where he traveled to more than 25 countries to recruit international students and build global partnerships.

James graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2008. While a student at Michigan, James walked-on to the football team, winning a Big Ten Championship during his freshman season. Because of his community service efforts, he won multiple campus and statewide leadership awards. The community has recognized his work with Hire Level Coaching as well. Recently, James won the Emerging Leader Award from the University of Michigan-Detroit Center, Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 Award, and the 5 Under 10 Award from the University of Michigan Black Alumni Association, awarded to five high achieving alumni who graduated within the last ten years.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

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September 17, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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Workshop / Seminar
Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)