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What to Do BEFORE You Quit Your Job
November 29 @ 8:55 am - 10:00 am EST
The Great Resignation continues in 2022. Ed Samuel, Executive Career Coach with SamNova, Inc (www.samnovainc.com) will be discussing best practices to deploy before you decide to quit or resign from your current employer. In our quest to optimize our careers and get to that better place, Ed will focus on areas such as the importance of doing a career assessment, having a great 1-2 punch before your job search begins, leveraging internal networks in a new way, knowing the pre-work needed if making a bold career pivot, seeking legal counsel on contractual obligations, testing the waters with your boss one last time, the importance of the quiet period, ensuring you sharpen your interviewing skills, dust-up on how to engage third party recruiters, not jumping at the first opportunity or recruiter that calls, aligning your values to targeted firms and whenever possible, exiting with grace. Ed will also discuss the downside of quitting without a new job in hand.
- Learn the 1-2 punch that can make all the difference in landing a great next job
- The importance of doing a Career Assessment focused on Personality, Interest, Skills and Values
- Learn the pre-requisites if making a bold career pivot
- Why testing the waters with your boss one last time is important
- Why targeted job searches are advantageous especially in a candidate driven market
- Build out your network strategically within your current firm before quitting
- Importance of due diligence on any and all contractual obligations
Ed Samuel is a Career and Life Coach, Author, certified Career Assessment Consultant, and Ministry leader. His team provides career assessments, resume writing (4 resume writers), one-on-one career transition support with an emphasis on mid-senior level clients across multiple functional roles and industries. He specializes in growing and leveraging formal networks, targeted job searches, attaching the hidden job market, landing a job after the age of 55+ and those looking to make a career pivot. Ed leads a team of 20+ career assessment consultants across the US. Ed and his team have helped 700+ to date. He has more than 400+ documented client testimonials of which 147+ are on his LinkedIn profile and/or website. His firm supports clients across the USA with half working and half in job transition. He is also a career and small business coach, mentor, and consultant for Penn State University.
Ed leads Career Professionals Networking Forum (CPENG) in Newark, DE, Believers in Business small business forum for greater Kennett Square, PA, hosts “Optimize Your Career” program on Philly radio, 1180 am WFYL on Saturday mornings, and hosts a bi-weekly career optimization forum under Thought Leadership Branding (TLB) on Clubhouse. He is a frequent speaker at Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, ExecuNet, TPNG, Chem/Pharma, Joseph’s People, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP), FENG, CPENG, Newtown Networking Forum, Montgomery County Networking Group, Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) and regional Chamber of Commerce Forums. Ed has been a keynote speaker at Wharton University’s annual Alumni forum, Penn State Alumni, University of Penn Alumni, University of DE, PACD, Voca Center in NYC, and continues to talk on a regional and national basis on both radio, podcasts, and cable TV.
Ed has 30 years of corporate experience at multi-billion-dollar global firms to leading-edge technology start-ups. He also has held no less than 38 unique paid positions in his career: https://samnovainc.com/fun-fact