Overview of topic:
Not getting enough interview opportunities for your target role? Interviews not bringing you to the offer stage at your target companies? Uncertain about how to make yourself the most valuable and attractive candidate that you can be? You may have great experience, but odds are your experience and education still don’t make you unique. For example, in the Bay Area job market alone, LinkedIn shows more than 23,000 Oracle alums, more than 21,000 former Google employees, and over 54,000 Stanford graduates. The good news is that thriving Silicon Valley companies are hiring again. The bad news is that there are many other talented people competing for the best roles at the best companies. You don’t just need to convince a prospective employer that you’d be good, or even great at the job. They have to believe that you’re the best candidate.
Ron Yu is Managing Partner at ExecCatalyst, and has a 100% success rate in coaching hi-tech executives land their next job. Ron has recruited and developed hundreds of top performers and leaders while holding senior management, VP, and executive roles at market leaders like Salesforce.com, Oracle, Hyperion as well as startups.
Ron speaks frequently and blogs on executive leadership topics and continues to serve as an Alliance Director for the Alliance of CEOs, the premier CEO organization in Silicon Valley with over 350 members, and an executive mentor for Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, a high-tech business network with over 20,000 members worldwide.
Cost: $5, lunch included
10:00-10:30 Arrival of attendees, check-in, open networking
10:30-10:40 Meeting starts, new member introductions
10:40-10:55 Job leads, contact requests, announcements, etc.
10:55-11:10 Open networking
11:10-12:00 Speaker presentation
12:00-1:00 Lunch and table networking