Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Are You Ready for Networking This Holiday Season?

Sometimes a simple résumé adjustment can make a difference. Updating your LinkedIn profile will get attention. I asked Masako Hashimoto, LMHC, a resume expert and LinkedIn wiz, to create this special session for you. Early in her career I supervised Masako as an intern and I am delighted with her continued professional expertise. This event will prepare you to make the best use of this upcoming holiday season, and create a résumé or LinkedIn profile that reflects your strongest attributes, and formulate an exciting opening line to approach people at a party.

Register by phone (212-315-2322) or email us at judith@gerberg.com

Friday, August 15, 2014

September is the busiest recruitment month of the year. Are you ready?

September historically marks the highest hiring season of the year. Make sure you are positioned to get hired! You will have to be prepared to answer the dreaded, ‘tell me about yourself?’ question. Over the years, many of the people I work with deliver their ‘elevator pitch’ in a flat, unmemorable way. Here are three quick tips to help you punch up your approach and make sure you stand out to anyone you meet in upcoming interviews or networking events.

1.     Read the mission statement! ‘Tell me about yourself’ does not mean someone wants to hear your life story. They are looking for any potential connections or parallels between you and what they need. Before meeting with someone or going to an event, be sure to visit their website and read the mission statement of that organization. Make sure you use their language, so that “I have worked on user experience product development” becomes “I’m really passionate about UX, and how it influences software development and web design”.
2.     Don’t summarize your resume! Don’t just rattle off all of your past positions; focus on where you are heading or what you would like to do next. Make sure your response is interesting and conveys a passion that is relevant to the job or company.  
3.     Address the curiosity upfront! If there is a characteristic about your background that often comes up when you meet people, quickly address it so that it does not distract from the objective at hand. My current assistant is a recent graduate looking for full-time work. She has a unique name and distinctive look and it often elicits inquiries from my clients about her background, and she finds it to be a distraction from her pitch. My advice to her has been to address the curiosity head on, so that she can move the conversation along to her skills and qualifications.  Plus it does not hurt to have a unique feature about you that people will remember, so use it to your advantage!

Rather than dreading the question, see it as an opportunity to make a memorable impression on someone. You won’t get that first 10 seconds back, so use it wisely!

gerberg & co. is offering a second workshop this month to help you get ready. Learn how to answer the dreaded "Tell me about yourself" question in a concise, interesting, and compelling manner.

Monday, August 25th
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
gerberg & co. offices

Register by Wednesday, August 20th for the special early bird price of $95! Call 212-315-2322 or email judith@gerberg.com

Friday, July 25, 2014

Moving from Confusion to Action: A special 'pop-up' workshop

Moving from Confusion to Action: A special ‘pop-up’ workshop

Feeling lost or stuck? Need help re-orienting yourself and getting back on-track? gerberg & co. presents a special workshop event this August, Moving from Confusion to Action. In this intensive workshop, you will learn cutting edge techniques to design and follow for a thrilling and fulfilling career. Traditionally, September is the busiest hiring month of the year, make sure you are ready!

© Mort Gerberg 2013 

Monday, August 11th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

What is your passion? What motivates you to get up in the morning? Have you lost sight of what drives you? This workshop will help you create new goals to design your future. You will leave with a specific, actionable roadmap to help you move forward in your career! 

Space is limited to 10. Register before Wednesday, July, 30th for the early bird price of $95! Regular rate $150.

To register, call 212-315-2322, or email judith@gerberg.com to reserve your spot today.

Judith Gerberg, twice president of the Career Counselors Consortium, is the director of gerberg & company – a New York City-based career development organization committed to personal and professional transformation. Judith is a pioneer of effective techniques to help individuals explore and express their full potential. Judith’s creative and practical approach is accessible for professionals across fields and industries, from lawyers to creatives. With over twenty years of experience, Judith is frequently interviewed in the media and has appeared in publications ranging from Fast Company, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Wall Street Journal, and as a guest on numerous TV and radio programs.

          “Thank you so much for everything; I really feel like you were an incredible catalyst towards all of these exciting things to come.” - Karen, Multimedia Strategist 

We also offer individual appointments, in-person, on Skype, and over the phone.

We accept checks, MasterCard, and Visa.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Creating Your Unique Career & Practice
7pm, Monday, February 3, 2014

NYU Steinhardt
Barney Building, Room 502
34 Stuyvesant Street
New York, NY 10003

Create a career and professional practice based on your unique skills and interests. Organize to develop the tools and the courage you need to move forward.
Sponsored by NYU Art Therapy Program. 

Judith would be happy to create a similar program for your alumni group or other organization!
Contact: Tracy at 212-315-2322 or  judith@gerberg.com

Judith Gerberg, M.A., LMHC, ATR-BC, NCC
Twice president of the Career Counselors Consortium, expert international career counselor Judith Gerberg integrates life and career through professional career counseling. A pioneer of expressive therapy techniques for working with innovators and creatives to explore and express their full potential, Judith's unusual combination of street savvy and creative vision makes her unique in her field. In addition to individual career counseling , corporate consultation and executive coaching, Judith offers clinical supervision for therapists and trainees.