September 12 at 1pm Eastern Time (10am Pacific Time)
Recording will be available after the live session

MBA Switchers: Mapping the Way Forward to a Successful Career Change
A successful career change is challenging because hiring systems and new recruiting technology is biased toward candidates with a "traditional" or expected background. In this one hour presentation, Dawn presents many practical techniques from her book Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success that MBAs can engage to overcome hiring bias and create an effective strategy for how to get where they want to go. She will share why students need to go all in on "Plan A," the role of emotion and bias in hiring decisions, the consequences of ignoring brand, and why career stories are the new "resume" for switcher success.

You will learn:

  • The psychological principles underlying the job search and how MBAs can use these to their advantage.
  • Strategies for helping MBAs to align expectations with reality.
  • How MBAs can re-brand their experience in a way that hiring managers see as an asset.
  • Tactics to motivate resistant networkers to create ambassadors.