Date: Jun 18, 2019Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Accessing the Hidden Job Market

Tue, 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM
General PublicCareer & Leadership


It’s estimated that 85 to 90% of executives find their jobs through networking. In her workshop, noted career coach and job search expert, Sarah Stamboulie, will show you how to convert your informational meetings into job interviews and offers. Key takeaways include:

· Understanding the value of meeting with potential hiring managers even when there is not a current job opening.
· Making strong and lasting first impression so that hiring managers will want you to come back to meet their boss and colleagues.
· Generating excitement and a sense of urgency from hiring managers about bringing someone like you on board.

Join us for this interactive, engaging event that will provide you with practical tips and advice on how to advance your job search.

This workshop will teach you how to move from informational meetings to job interviews to job offers. Learn the answers to these questions:

• What exactly is the hidden job market? When is it better than working with headhunters or responding to job postings?
• What’s so great about informational interviews and exploratory meetings? Doesn’t that mean they don’t have a job opening?
• How much do I need to prepare for an informational interview?
• What are some of the less-obvious factors that contribute to a great first impression on an interview?
• How can I find out what kind of impression I make and how can I make significant, lasting improvements?
• Should I try to direct the informational/informational meeting or should I mainly follow their lead?
• On average, what percentage of the talking should I be doing? What questions should I ask?
• How can I tell if it’s going well?
• How do I handle tough questions about my current situation, such as why I want to leave my current job or why I left my last firm? How do I explain a long period of unemployment?
• How much should I tell accomplishment stories and otherwise sell myself?
• How can I get them excited about the idea of working with me? What is the most underutilized interview strategy for landing the next round of interviews?
• What are the best ways to close to an exploratory meeting?
• How should I follow up and how often should I be in contact?
• How can I create a sense of urgency? What are the best ways to move them from interest to offer?

Location TBD – Midtown Manhattan

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Sarah Stamboulie

Career Consultant and Executive Coach, Stamboulie Consulting

Sarah Stamboulie heads Stamboulie Career Consulting, an independent career consulting practice that provides executives with job search assistance and executive coaching services. Sarah's primary area of expertise is helping executives conduct a more efficient and effective job search by better accessing the hidden job market. Sarah also offers professionals executive coaching services for assistance with their on-the-job goals and challenges


Madelyn Sierra

Principal, Madelyn Sierra & Associates

Madelyn Sierra, is a is an executive coach and leadership development consultant who helps executives and their teams improve their business results. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School.

Madelyn works with clients to develop high-performing teams, manage organizational change, lead others effectively and widen their network and sphere of influence. She also coaches them on how to enhance their executive presence and personal brand. She has also worked with leaders as they transition to new roles and supports them during on-boarding to ensure that they land early wins.

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Date: Jun 18, 2019Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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