Don't miss career coach speed sessions throughout the day!

Sign up to spend 5 minutes with one of our esteemed career coaches, and get a few key action items that will help boost your career. Sign ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis when you arrive at the event. The coaching sessions will be available between 2-3pm and 4-5pm.

Lisa Germinsky Patrick Knisley Michael Pollock Molly Knight Raskin Alyson Navarro Matt Van Hoven
Lisa Germinsky
Freelance writer and PR consultant
Patrick Knisley
Marketing and Advertising veteran
Michael Pollock
Pollock Spark
Molly Knight Raskin
Political Reporter,
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Alyson Navarro
Digital Strategist and
Matt Van Hoven

Schedule: August 4, 2009

  Hosted by Manoush Zomorodi

Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi
Reporter, anchor, and host, Reuters Television
12:30 pm
Doors open



Will Work for Money (But Happiness Desired)

Laurie Ruettimann
Laurie Ruettimann
Founder, Punk Rock HR

Straight talk from HR expert Laurie Ruettimann, who will help you think differently about your approach. Inside tips on how to find success, and bring the best that you can to your job search, or your job, without giving up your quality of life.

1:55-2:55 pm

Your Evolving Career: A Work in Progress

Jen Groover Karla Lightfoot Scott Wayne
Stella Grizont
NY/NJ Area Leader, Ladies Who Launch
Jen Groover
Karla Lightfoot
NY/NJ Area Leader, Ladies Who Launch
Scott Wayne
The Frontier Project

Whether you have worked at the same company for years, are going through a career transition, are freelance or unemployed, your career continues to evolve. This session will take a look at how to define the career you want, and point yourself in the right direction to find success.

2:55-3:30 pm
Break. Stretch your legs, grab a drink, and make a new connection.
3:30-4:15 pm
Optimize Your Job Search

Alan Cohen Tonia Mattu    
Alan Cohen
Acts Of Balance Coaching
Tonia Mattu
Career Coach and Consultant,
The Mercury Group LLC

Learn practical tools and tips that will help you optimize your job search and your online presence. If you're not using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, you're at a disadvantage. Learn how recruiters are using social media and mobile recruitment campaigns to acquire talent, how the power of your network combined with your personal brand affects the opportunities you have.

4:15-5:00 pm
State-of-the-Media Town Hall Discussion

Carmen Scheidel
Carmen Scheidel
Director of Education, Events, and Multimedia Content,

Participants have a chance to talk shop, share gripes, and exchange advice on everything from filing for unemployment to negotiating pay in a tough economy in this discussion moderated by mediabistro's Carmen Scheidel with Manoush Zomorodi.

5:00-6:00 pm
Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion

Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk
Wine Library TV

Gary Vaynerchuk has captured attention with his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business. He has leveraged social media tools to promote Wine Library TV, his video blog about wine. As a result, his viewership is now over 80,000 per day, which has led to TV appearances, speaking engagements, and a newly released book. He will be talking at Career Circus about the power of personal branding, social media, and business.

6:00 pm

Meet other creative professionals, potential collaborators, and future resources in this wrap party designed to let you make a final connection with your peers. We'll also seed the audience with as many hiring managers as we can get. Bring your resume, laptop, and a sense of humor.

*Program subject to change