Speaker Joshua Waldman Joshua Waldman's Career Enlightenment

Helping people re-gain control of their social media use, Joshua Waldman MBA, is fond of saying, ?Be someone who makes life happen for you?. His writing has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable and the International Business Times. Joshua?s career blog, CareerEnlightenment.com, won the 2013 About.com Reader?s Choice Award for Best Career Blog. When he?s not writing, Joshua presents keynotes, trainings and breakout sessions around the world for students, career advisors, consortiums and professional organizations.


  • Business Growth
  • Careers
  • Networking
  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • Training


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Joshua Waldman's Career Enlightenment

Joshua?s interest in social media career advancement developed as a result of combining his life-long passion for technology and his extensive training in job search strategy as an MBA. When he got laid-off twice in six month, and bounced right back into good jobs, he quickly realized that his philosophy and strategies were powerful enough to help not just his own career, but the careers of others. This experience, combined with five years experience as a social media strategist, career consultant and blogger gives him a unique perspective on these online job search techniques. It is Joshua?s hope that by sharing his knowledge, others will re-gain a sense of control over their careers, find clarity on how to use social media more effectively in the long term, and rekindle their passion for why they got into their industry in the first place.

Joshua gained his degree at Brown University in 2000. Since then, he has earned an MBA at Boston University?s International Management Program. He is a member of the National Speakers Association.

Joshua lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, their teenage daughter and their little Pomeranian named Boy-Boy. When not working, Joshua likes to experiment with vegetarian cooking, CrossFit and going for walks in the Northwest bad-lands.

What Your Parents Can’t Teach You About Finding a Job

Social media is the most powerful tool available for students to establish control over their careers. In fact, 85% of hiring managers find candidates on LinkedIn. But navigating social media without a clear direction can lead to costly errors early in their careers. After years of consulting and successfully getting people hired, I’ve discovered three key areas that job seekers stumble on when using social media to get a job.

3 Secrets to Getting Hired with LinkedIn

This interactive session zooms back from the normal fuss around what LinkedIn can and can’t do and focuses instead on the message of the user. What is that one message you want employers to remember about you? Then we’ll translate that to a powerful, job attracting profile, and learn techniques for getting employers excited about you. During this hour you will learn: How to avoid the #1 mistake most people make when filling out their LinkedIn Profile How to position yourself as a ?job magnet?…and it?s not what you think! Exactly what you need to do to be found FASTER by recruiters and hiring managers. Ways to overcome (and even remove) some of the deadliest biases out there: age discrimination, unemployment, changing industries and more… and even leverage them into strengths!

What You Think You Know About Social Media Maybe Hurting Your Students

Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, will expose the dangerous technology gap between you and your students. If you’re messaging around social media doesn’t align with their experience, you’re advice could actually be hurting their chances. Joshua will show you some powerful tools you can use right now to bridge that gap. Attendees might get copies of his latest book.

Use LinkedIn for Powerful Sales and Business Development

Many business development professionals don’t leverage the power of their LinkedIn network for building their book. Beyond just a fancy profile, LinkedIn is your platform for building thought-leadership, an online reputation and a powerful network. Come to this session prepared to take lots of notes and concrete take-a-ways for how to grow your leads.

Don’t Check Your Email First Thing in the Morning

Email, other’s people’s agenda, is the biggest barrier to productivity. By simply deferring it to non-productive times, you’ll get more done. This and many other simply tricks will completely change how you run products, create presentations and deliver product.

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