WEBINAR: SWITCHERS: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success

Thursday, September 6, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Webinar - PST

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Event Description


Are you stuck in an unsatisfying job? Are you in the wrong profession, post-MBA or in an industry that just isn’t a fit? Get unstuck! Land a new career—one you’re genuinely passionate about.

In this webinar, Director of Alumni Career Services David Cooley will interview celebrated career coach and licensed psychologist Dr. Dawn Graham, author of Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success. In the interview, Dr. Graham will discuss proven strategies that will get you where you want to go. Resumes and job boards were designed with traditional applicants in mind. Career changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches. To succeed, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out. This webinar will help you to:

  • Understand the concerns of hiring managers—and think like they do.
  • Craft a resume that catches hiring managers’ attention within six seconds.
  • Learn psychology principles that give you a competitive advantage.
  • Rebrand oneself—aligning professional identity with new aspirations.
  • Reach decision-makers by recruiting “ambassadors” from within one’s network.
  • Nail interviews by turning tough questions into an advantage.
  • Convince skeptical employers to take a chance on someone as a switcher.

About Dr. Dawn Graham

Dr. Dawn Graham Dawn Graham is the Career Director for The MBA Program for Executives at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, where she partners in setting strategy and supporting the EMBA students in achieving their career objectives through extensive programming and individual coaching. She also hosts a national, call-in radio show on Sirius XM (Channel 111) called Career Talk, and writes regularly for Forbes.com. A licensed psychologist, Dawn holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver, a Masters’ degree in Organizational Development from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University. Her new book Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success (HarperCollins/AMACOM) is available on Amazon.com and through other major book sellers.