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Melbourne Business School Events and Information Sessions Alumni Career Support Program: Building a Winning Career

Alumni Career Support Program: Building a Winning Career

Online
Thursday, 21 July 2022
12.00 PM - 1.30 PM
Free
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In session two of this series dedicated to supporting Melbourne Business School alumni, author William (Bill) Cowan AM will examine the fundamentals to securing and thriving in your ideal role.

Bringing his recent highly acclaimed book Building a Winning Career to life through a facilitated conversation, Bill will guide attendees through the distinct steps of building on your strengths, growing your network and finding the right job for you.

Key topics to be covered include

  • Working out what your strengths are
  • Communicating your strengths, verbally and in writing
  • Preparing for effective networking
  • Managing your networking process
  • Generating and evaluating job offers.

Who should attend?

Anyone considering a career change or evaluating job opportunities. Whatever career stage you are at, Bill’s lessons are likely to be relevant. (Please note, this session is restricted to alumni of Melbourne Business School.)

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About our speakers

William Cowan AM

William has over 30 years of experience in senior management positions and has served as an advisor to boards and chief executives worldwide.

William has over 30 years of experience in senior management positions and has served as an advisor to boards and chief executives worldwide.

As a CEO and Chair, he was involved in building and growing a number of successful commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

He is a leader in career transition management and has formalised an approach that produces outstanding results.

In 25-plus years, he has provided practical guidance to over 1,000 senior executives, as well as many others including university graduates.

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John Gurskey

John is a MBA Career Coach with 10+ years of international career coaching and corporate relationship management experience.

John is a MBA Career Coach with 10+ years of international career coaching and corporate relationship management experience.

As the Director of Career Management Centre at Melbourne Business School, John builds win-win corporate partnerships through guest lecturing, partnering with student clubs, contributing to business seminars, participating in the Business Immersive Class and projects, internships and full-time job opportunities.

John also specializes in coaching executives to help them understand their values, professional and personal strengths and attributes.

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Nicola Barnard

Nicola is a qualified trainer, image consultant and career development coach. She has over 18 years’ experience in supporting business professionals to effectively communicate their value to prospective employers.

Nicola is a qualified trainer, image consultant and career development coach. She has over 18 years’ experience in supporting business professionals to effectively communicate their value to prospective employers.

As a Career Development Consultant in Melbourne Business School, she has been managing career programs, developing and delivering workshops, events and individual coaching across all student cohorts since 2016.

Having started her career as a Medical Scientist, she personally understands the process and challenges of adult career transition and applies an analytical and holistic approach to help Melbourne Business School students identify and achieve their career goals.

The Book

Building a Winning Career

Building a Winning Career

The book covers the period from when you leave a job, or decide you need a new job, until you are re-established in a new role. Australian Career Book Award 2022 – Finalist

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