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

ATTENTION ALL HSC WIM: I need your help

10-11:30am, Thursday, August 27, 2015

This is the updated, real, and one true time for the Career Advancement Strategies session on HSC, and corrects what was published in error in the print version of the HSC News.

And here’s the part I need your help on. If y’all at HSC, could please print out this pdf flyer notice, and post it in your area(s), it might keep some folks from showing up an hour early. We’ll send a reminder note to all the people who RSVP-ed, but a visual reminder is always helpful.

Same place, same day, just a different time from what’s in the HSC News:
Thursday, August 27
10-11:30 am
HSC NTT 7409
Topping Tower

Help me, Obi Wan HSC WIM, you’re my only hope.

Thanks a million!

Ginger Mayerson

Same flyer notice as above: UPDATED TIMES Trojan Search August 27 2015 Career Advancement Strategies

WIM UPC Member at Large, Leonette Williams honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

“Leonette Williams, associate director of the law library for collection and administrative services, was one of two law librarians honored by the American Association of Law Libraries with its 2015 Volunteer Service Award. Leonette Williams has worked at the USC Law Library for over 30 years.”
Leonette Williams honored by the American Association of Law Libraries, by Jared Servantez, July 7, 2015, USC Gould News