The 10 Biggest Career Mistakes Training Professionals Make and How to Avoid Them

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road ● 3rd Floor, Cafeteria ● Halethorpe, MD 21227 ● 410-455-8670


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Program/Q&A
Registration is closed

Did you ever see smart people make stupid decisions?  Many people do just that with their own careers.  Just because we may be brilliant trainers or instructional designers, does not mean we manage our career very well.  In fact, most Americans probably spend more time planning their vacations, than planning their careers.  The good news is that you can fix this. This session with provide you with ideas on how to:

  • Understand what employers really want
  • Make your resume stand out from 90% of the other applicants
  • Use career tools effectively
  • Translate job advertisements to get the edge you need
  • Establish an online presence that makes you stand out
  • Find unadvertised jobs and consulting opportunities
  • Create a career portfolio that get you interviews and jobs
  • Develop a personalized career advancement plan that works
  • How to work with recruiters and headhunters
  • How to get a workplace learning job in the federal government

This presentation will provide workplace learning professionals with practical tips, ideas and strategies that you can apply immediately to get the job or promotion you want, and put your career on the right track.

Our presenter: Dr. Greg Williams over 25 years experience as a faculty member, trainer, career advisor, instructional designer, and consultant in training and education.   He has worked with hundreds of people seeking jobs or promotions in the field of workplace learning, as well as people making career changes.  

He has designed, developed and taught online and in-person courses at many colleges and universities including University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  

He currently serves as the Director of UMBC’s graduate program in Instructional Systems Development, and also teaches in the program.  He teaches a graduate course in how to create a career portfolio and is the author of the ASTD Infoline on “Build Your Training Portfolio”

Dr. Williams completed his B.A., M.S. at The State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  He completed his Ed.D. at The George Washington University. 

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