Networking Isn’t Easy for Women, but It Is Crucial

“Go to lunch with an ask. Don’t be afraid to be transactional. Make yourself go to the cocktail party.

“‘Networking is like exercise,’ says Candace Corlett, president of WSL, a retail strategy consulting firm. ‘You know you must, but do you? And you know if you do, you’ll feel better.'”
Networking Isn’t Easy for Women, but It Is Crucial, by Liz Rappaport, WSJ, October 1, 2015
(hat tip to Kristine Moe for this link)

October 15, 2015: HSC Professional Development – Curating for your Colleagues with

October 15, 2015
Location: CHP G23
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Free for WIM members; $10.00 for non-members

Please visit for the preliminary set-up instructions. Which are these:

Pre-workshop preparation:

Visit and get a google account if you don’t have one. Then take a look at

Step by step instructions: Getting the Google account

Visit get a blog

Step by step instructions: Getting the WordPress account

Familiarize yourself a little with Google Drive ( and the blog. You can do the workshop without setting them up first, but you’ll get more out of it if you lay this groundwork beforehand.

Please bring your laptop to the workshop for the hands-on part.

If you have any questions, please email

And don’t forget to RSVP at you’ll need to be on the RSVP list to get the password for the tutorial. Which is here.

At the Workshop you will learn how to:
Add links and RSS feeds to your sidebar.
Password protect pages and posts.
Create a google form and add it to a page.
Cross post to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

Advance your Career with “Career Advancement Strategies” Workshops

Trojan Search has partnered with Women in Management (WIM) to present “Career Advancement Strategies” workshops, the first of which were held on August 13 and 14 at both campuses. A final workshop is scheduled for August 27 at the Health Sciences Campus (10-11:30 am; HSC NTT 7409; Norris Topping Tower, also check the WIM Calendar). Members of Trojan Search presented an overview of the job market, noting that the typical time from application to first interview averages one month, at minimum. They noted the key difference between recruiters and HR generalists as “the hunters and the gathers.” More specifically, recruiters actively seek top talent while general HR gathers submitted applications for specific jobs.

Top tools used by recruiters? You guessed, it: LinkedIn. Alby Bocanegra, Diversity Recruiter at USC Trojan Search, demonstrated the recruiter side of the industry giant. He showed how key terms narrowed the search on his end. For example, an executive, who is an accountant, with an MBA: each additional term narrowed down the search, from upwards of 500,000 to 100,000 to approximately 24,000. He said that that search is something that each and every job seeker needs to take into account. Those key terms matter. If you are lacking in a skill, take a course online, and note the course in your profile. Volunteer to do work to show that you have experience in a particular area that may not be present in your work history– and note it in your LinkedIn profile. In this way, the recruiter can mark you as a candidate with all the skills required of the position.

Alby Bocanegra and Whitney Warnes of USC HR. Whitney also graces the WIM Board as Treasurer this year.

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August 27, 2015 at HSC: Career Search Strategies – Trojan Search and WIM Events

Trojan Search and USC Women in Management present!


A free workshop for staff members exploring career advancement opportunities at USC

Thursday, August 27
10-11:30 am
HSC NTT 7409
Norris Topping Tower

Learn how to enhance your career mobility at USC using targeted recruitment strategies:
• Understand how to apply recruitment tools to improve your career advancement at USC
• Enhance self-awareness through self and peer assessment
• Develop an elevator pitch, value proposition and personal brand
• Identify and apply key job search strategies to advance your career at USC

RSVP online at
Please RSVP so we can update you of any changes to the event, thank you.
For more information, contact Roxana Bellia at

Sponsored by:
Trojan Search
Forging the future of higher education
USC Women in Management
Empowering the Women of USC since 1979