Summer is NOT the Time to Put Your Career on Hold!

welcome-summerThe college kids have already graduated, and the high school kids are about to take exams. Another school year is winding down.

But ExecuNet Master Class is still going strong!

Remember, in April the glowing reviews included being told a class changed one person’s approach to life? That was a tough act to follow, but member reviews in May remained overwhelmingly positive. My favorite comment being:

“Well presented, straightforward … my assumption would be that many professionals are not aware of the resources that were shared during today’s master class.”

That’s very true! So much of what the advisors in the ExecuNet community share are best practices that the everyday job seeker and business leader simply doesn’t know. We’re your secret weapon, your council of trusted advisors for every step of your career journey. This month, we are featuring four very special sessions designed to make a meaningful difference in your life and in your career. (Click on the titles for more information and to register.)

How to Get Venture Capital Funding

Lack of funding is one of the biggest reasons small businesses fail. But there’s plenty of investment capital out there if you know how to connect with it.

This master class session, led by Judy Robinett, one of the world’s premier connectors, will help demystify the funding process so that attendees will have a much better understanding of how to access funding, create a compelling pitch, and understand how investors think.

This is a must-attend class for anyone who is involved with the financial side of their company’s business.

ExecuNet LIVE Q&A: Owning Your Own Franchise Business

Franchise ownership is becoming the career path of choice for executives looking to escape the corporate world and take back control of their lives.

To help our members who are interested in this career path, we’ve scheduled a live Q&A with member-favorite Pete Gilfillan, the bestselling author of HIRE YOURSELF. Pete will be joined by fellow franchise consultant Nat Truitt. Pete and Nat are two of the top franchise consultants in the nation, and part of the ExecuNet inner circle of trusted experts. We plan to cover whatever is on your mind from how to find the right business for you, getting started (either full-time or on the side), funding, time until you see profit, etc.

Make sure to bring your questions. We’ll do our best to get to them!

There is No Vacation in Job Search

The temptations are there – time off with the family, a little golf, a walk on the beach. Taking the summer off from your job search and getting back into it when the “kids go back to school” would be very easy. It would also be a huge mistake!

Summer is not the time to give up on your job search—leave that to your competition!

In this session of ExecuNet Master Class, ExecuNet Managing Director of Career Services Don Weintraub will show you how to succeed in your search when the mercury rises. Value proposition, personal marketing collateral, networking, interviewing – Coach Don can show you how to reel-in the position you want by Labor Day!

Resume Do’s and Don’t’s: Constructive Candor with Executive Career Coach Don Weintraub

There are common mistakes that most job seekers make when they write/update their resumes. Without a doubt, these mistakes reduce the number of interview requests these job seekers receive.

It’s no different at the senior executive level. You have a wonderful story to tell and tremendous value to bring to your next employer, but hardly anyone will notice – or care – if your resume isn’t killing it as a marketing tool, because that’s its function.

Which is why acclaimed executive career coach and ExecuNet Managing Director Don Weintraub will be taking your questions and sharing his candid advice for writing an effective resume, one that will secure more interviews for you. Tune in to learn how to write a marketing resume that recruiters and hiring managers can’t help but notice and find yourself standing apart from the competition.

The Power of Human Connection at Work

Research shows we need human connection in order to thrive, yet Americans are becoming increasingly isolated at work.Connection is a superpower that makes us smarter, happier and more productive, whereas disconnection is a super-stressor that contributes to anxiety, lethargy, depression and addiction.

In this ExecuNet Master Class, Michael and Katie Stallard, co-authors of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work, will reveal the three essential elements to develop a culture of connection that will help you in your home and at work.

This is a class designed to help everyone – no matter their industry or function!


If you are unable to attend one of these classes, they will be available to VIP members in our ondemand library. Register now and I’ll have them sent to your inbox immediately after the class ends.

Remember, summer is NOT the time to put your career on hold!



Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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