8:45 am - 9:30 am

Registration and doors open.

9:30 am - 9:40 am

Career Circus hosts Carmen Scheidel, mediabistro's director of education, events, and multimedia content, and Donya Blaze, managing editor, open the event.

9:40 am - 10:20 am

Matthew Rothenberg, Editor-in-Chief of professional employment site and co-author of You're Better Than Your Job Search, leads this interactive discussion on the state of the job search industry today. He'll share how technology has changed the way people find new opportunities, the importance of skills vs. experience, and what the state of career growth is for most people now.

10:20 am - 10:50 am

Executive adviser Susan Strayer, head of global employer brand strategy at Marriott International, shares realistic advice for pitching yourself to potential employers. The secret? Conveying a clear personal brand through a story that defines you. Susan will share strategies for just how to do this in a brief meeting or interview.

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Managing a career in the quickly changing media industry presents challenges. HBO executive and NYU professor Andrew Goldman provides insights into ways of anticipating industry trends in order to build a meaningful career over many years.

11:20 am - 11:50 am

Stretch your legs, grab a drink, and make a new connection.

11:50 am - 12:30 pm

Hiring expert and Mediabistro conference favorite Laurie Ruettimann dispels the myth that you should do what you love. Don't miss her razor sharp advice about how to carve a career path based on following your talents to do what you're good at. She'll help you think differently about your approach and provide 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.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

You're on your own for lunch, but we recommend grabbing a bite from Cafe 92YTribeca, meeting mediabistro staff, and making new connections.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Social media magician Saul Colt, the director of magic at FreshBooks, leads this session of practical tips for using social media as a career development and job search tool.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mediabistro blogger Nadine Cheung, editor of the Job Post feature on Mediabistro's blog network, gets down to the nitty-gritty of what makes certain cover letters and resumes work. She'll examine examples of real resumes and cover letters that landed their writers great jobs in the past several months.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Join us for an inspirational and practical panel discussion with three people who have made dramatic reinvention stories happen in their careers. They'll share their stories and include tips you can apply to your own career management. Moderated by career and executive coach Allan Fried of

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Stretch your legs, grab a drink, and make a new connection.

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Facebook recruiting lead Richard Cho discusses the strategy he uses at Facebook with his team of recruiters who support the product management and design groups. He joins HR expert Laurie Reuttimann to discuss trends in social recruiting and how they shape the hiring process.

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Participants have a chance to talk shop, share resources, and exchange advice on everything from negotiating pay in a tough economy to balancing career management with a busy lifestyle in this discussion moderated by Mediabistro's Carmen Scheidel and Donya Blaze.

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Meet other creative professionals, potential collaborators, and future resources at our reception, designed to let you make a final connection with your peers. The first drink is on us!

12:00 pm - 3:45 pm

The first 20 people to sign up for the Career Circus will receive a complimentary, one-on-one resume assessment from Mediabistro's resume-writing expert Alex Twersky. Each session includes a 10-minute personalized critique of your resume. Bring a hard copy of your resume.

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