How to Network Purposefully™ to Develop Connections for Lifetime Career Insurance

The University of Chicago Women's Business Group (UCWBG)

April 11, 2014: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

It's not just whom you know, but who knows and remembers you and has the authority to hire you. Candidates should cultivate personal networks based on shared interests and respect.


Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Executive talent agent Debra Feldman, the JobWhiz, shows how to nurture relationships to put you top of mind, front and center on the radar of hiring authorities, decision makers, networking referral hubs and industry thought leaders to raise you above your competitors and speed your progress along the inside track to unadvertised positions in the hidden (which represents over 80% of all jobs filled) job market. Having the right connections not only vastly enhances your chances to make a swift, smooth landing now but a vital network is like "career insurance" providing a continuous stream of attractive leads and opportunities even when you are not actively looking to make a change.

Takeaways from this engaging presentation include:

· The New Job Search Paradigm: give up on résumé submissions and recruiter referrals to find your next job
· Where you must make a good first impression in today's market
· Who do you need in your network so that you have "career insurance?"
· How to attract employers and get a foot in the door.
· What you can do to eliminate barriers and shorten job search time


Booth Student      $ 5.00
Non-member       $ 10.00
UCWBG member  No Fee


Register Online

Be sure to provide your email address. Instructions for joining into the webinar will be emailed to registrants the evening of Thursday, April 10th.

Deadline: 4/10/2014

Speaker Profiles

Debra Feldman (Speaker)
JobWhiz Executive Talent Agent, JobWhiz

Debra Feldman, JobWhiz Executive Talent Agent, connects executives, especially career changers, directly with hiring authorities via traditional networking and new media channels. An expert marketing strategist and corporate sleuth, Debra diagnoses and eliminates barriers to expedite campaign results. By Networking Purposefully™, she unearths unadvertised opportunities and develops lifetime "career insurance," the contacts which continuously deliver unsolicited new job leads. Debra launched JobWhiz in 2000 after 20 years in healthcare consulting. Debra is affiliated with respected business, academic, and career organizations, including Harvard Business School, Columbia University Career Services, ChicagoBooth, The Wharton School, Columbia Business School and the Mailman School of Public Health, Executive Forum, NetShare, AICPA, and IEEE. She has been profiled in Forbes as "Matchmaker: Part Networker. Part Sleuth" and quoted on multiple occasions by CBSMoneyWatch, U.S. News and World Report, and the Wall Street Journal. She graduated from Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.

You can connect with Debra Feldman through the JobWhiz, Executive Talent Agent website at or via email at or at 203 637-3500.


Elene Cafasso, '87 
Booth MBA Grad/VP PRograms 2 @ UCWBG
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