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Alumni Career Transition (ACT) Teams with Andrew Johnson
Monday, January 30, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ticket TypeRegularRegistration
Alumni:$90.00BUY TICKET
Student:$90.00BUY TICKET

Spaces Available: 8 - See Who’s Coming
Contact: Alumni Career Services (310) 825-8216

DATE: Mondays, January 30 through Monday, March 13
TIME: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. OR 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Pacific
LOCATION: Teleconference once a week on Mondays
REGISTRATION: $90 (a $350 value)

Register by Monday, January 23rd. The teams will be filled first come, first served, and are limited to twelve participants each.

After registering, please send your preferred time, resume and target industry/job title/location to alumni.career.services@anderson.ucla.edu.

About Alumni Career Transition (ACT) Teams

The Alumni Career Transition (ACT) Team provides a work group structure that enables MBA alumni, employed or currently in transition, who are looking for a job or making a career transition, to manage the job search process by identifying tasks, setting specific work objectives, creating a roadmap and measuring progress in meeting job search and career transition goals.

The ACT teams are specifically designed for individuals who are "actively job hunting", meaning that you have already identified a job objective, developed a resume that is focused on your target job, and created a draft job search marketing plan. Participants will be given Personal Positioning Statement and Marketing Plan templates to complete prior to attending the first ACT team meeting.

During weekly meetings, team members will report progress in their job search as well as benefit from the team structure in addressing job search challenges, creating action plans, brainstorming strategies, and exchanging job lead information.

The virtual teams will be led by Andrew Johnson, a career coach who previously worked at international career management firm Lee Hecht Harrison after a career in finance. Over the last eight years, Andrew has worked with more than 200 UCLA Anderson alums on his ACT Team calls. Director of Alumni Career Services David Cooley (CERT ’08) will join Andrew for the weekly meetings when available.

Topics of conversation may include:

  • Proactive search techniques - taking charge of organizing/planning your search around activity you control
  • Researching and targeting potential employers
  • Working with executive search firms
  • The importance of handling rejection and staying motivated/positive
  • Dealing with team members' topics of concerns

Participants will be expected to make a commitment to the group by attending all conference-call meetings and completing homework assignments and weekly activity tracking reports. Participants will also be asked to complete a Job Search Marketing Plan by the start of the team meetings and be prepared to report on job search productivity statistics.

About Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson Andrew's expertise focuses on career transition coaching with a special emphasis on communication strategies, particularly the development of targeted career objectives, results-oriented resumes and effective presentation skills. Andrew's experience in the career transition field began in 1980 as an executive recruiter. In 1992, he joined Lee Hecht Harrison, an international career management firm; he left the firm in 2012 as an SVP, Career Coach to focus on his own Career Coaching practice.

His career reaffirms that people can reassess their professional and life goals, then find more satisfying and rewarding employment.

Andrew frequently serves as a guest lecturer and panelist on career transition issues. He is also active with local colleges and universities. A cum laude graduate of California State University, Fullerton's College of Business and Economics, Andrew also received the Arthur Young Award for academic excellence.

He is a certified Career Management Practitioner and former President of the Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI), Orange County Chapter. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton's College of Business and Economics, where he was recognized with the Arthur Young Award for academic achievement.