||These days with social media, it’s easy to have hundreds or thousands of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat friends, Twitter followers or LinkedIn connections. However, in business, it’s not always about the sheer quantity of connections or who you know. What’s more important is who knows you and what they say about your personal brand. The bottom line: would they introduce you to someone in their organization or connect you with the right business or career opportunity?
In this dynamic and fast-paced session, you will learn practical techniques on building your personal brand. You will gain helpful insights in building your professional network—whether you are a die-hard introvert or gregarious individual—that leads to tangible results. We’ll also cover the essentials of using LinkedIn for business and career opportunities. Don’t miss this informative session!
Thomas Phelps IV, Vice President of Corporate Strategy & CIO, Laserfiche
||At Laserfiche, Thomas is responsible for corporate strategy and training, vertical marketing, analyst relations, M&A due diligence and enterprise IT governance. Laserfiche is a global enterprise content management software company. Laserfiche provides award-winning solutions (web forms, workflow automation, digital signatures, document management) to manage enterprise content and automate business processes.
Previously, he was the national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity at PwC. Thomas has co-authored/contributed to five books, including Risks of Customer Relationship Management—a joint publication by PwC and ISACA—and Telecommunications Cost Management published by CRC Press. He has been cited in numerous articles and videos such as CIO Applications, CIO Dive, CIOReview, DevOps.com, InvestmentNews, Finance Advisory IQ, LA Times, Philanthropy Journal, WealthManagement.com, Workflow Magazine and others. He has spoken at numerous conferences including the Harvard IT Summit, Los Angeles Digital Government Summit, North America CACS and the Ascend National Convention. Along with instructing the CISA Review Course, Thomas has guest lectured at USC and CSU Long Beach on security, data analytics and marketing. He is the immediate Past-President of Ascend Los Angeles and serves on the Executive Board of UCLA IS Associates.
Pre-Meeting Topic (3:30pm-5:30pm)
Resume, Cover Letter and Interviewing Workshop
Do you want to get selected for a first round or second round campus interview with a great company? Are you an experienced professional with 10+ years of experience and have a resume that already looks like a novel, but hasn’t turned out to be a best seller?
Are you anxiously waiting for an email from the recruiter about that perfect job, and seeing your inbox lonelier than ever?
In today’s competitive job market, you need to stand out among a sea of thousands of resumes all competing to get noticed. If you need help brushing up your resume and cover letter, our annual Resume Writing Workshop is just the thing for you. This session will provide a highly-interactive and lively workshop where Thomas Phelps IV, a former PwC Recruiting Champion and now a Laserfiche corporate executive, will share with you his secrets for how he helped many people—from individual contributors to seasoned CIOs—get their resume noticed and find good jobs.
Managers and directors from KPMG, Deloitte and others will be on hand to help review resumes and provide feedback. Bring your resume and if you’re comfortable sharing it with others in the audience, we will edit it in real-time on the main projector. Please send your resumes in advance by Friday, October 7, to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to participate and have your resume edited in the workshop. Get ready to stand out and get noticed!