Emily Bennington, coauthor of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job, presented about onboarding at the NACE 2012 Conference & Expo. Below is a clip from her session discussing the importance of measurable career goals. Thanks so much for sharing Emily! Follow her on twitter, @EmilyBennington, and tell her what you think.
In case you’ve forgot since last week, we had several NACE staff members strategically positioned on the walk from Paris to Bally’s to make sure no one got lost heading over to the Skyview rooms for their sessions. The staff had such a good time with it, we started a contest of who was the best “human sign”. You can see the entries on a previous blog post by clicking here. Congratulations goes out to Ramon, who took the title with 51% of the votes. Great job to Lori and Aijaz as well. Look for Ramon rocking a sign next year in a hallway of the Marriott World Center!
We are hearing lots of good things about NACE12. Attendees especially liked the new formats, the sessions and the keynotes. Here is what we’ve heard so far:
Back in the saddle after a great week of networking at #NACE12. Great sessions, great connections! – @MichMerc
@NACEOrg you guys were awesome! I declare #NACE12 to be a total success. Thank you! – @Shama
Thanks to all the people who tweeted from #NACE12. It was great to follow the conference back channel. – @LizRothenberg1
Had an awesome week at #NACE12! I’m looking forward to #NACE13 in Orlando! So much to bring back and share. – @CashCowan
Leaving Las Vegas! Thanks to all the #NACE12 speakers for a great conference. – @AonCampus
#NACE12 GREAT CONFERENCE…GREAT NEW PARTNERSHIPS…GREAT ORGANIZATION! – @FLINNKPDC
Congrats to @Martimehi and the entire @NACEOrg team. Great people and hard work have rewards. Nothing but rave reviews! #NACE12 – @SdotTalbo
Had a fantastic time at #NACE12- learned lots, made new connections, and bonded with my colleagues. #fb - @robinsnc
Thanks to #NACEorg for another great #NACE12 conference! Learned a lot and met super people. Looking forward to implementing great ideas! – @NoraElm
Please share your greatest takeaway from #nace12. I learned new social media and student engagement practices I can’t wait to implement. – @CindyBillington
@cindybillington My greatest #NACE12 takeaway was video, video, video & that I need smartphone so I don’t rely on wifi for tweeting. – @MeaghanWeir
It seemed like one of the hottest topics at NACE12 was social media and we were so pleased to have Shama Kabani continue the conversation.
In the last half of her presentation Shama discussed a top 10 list of resources we all should be using. I thought I’d highlight BrandYourself because it’s a relatively new tool that can be incredibly useful to all of us as professionals as well as for students entering the corporate world.
I signed up for the free account this morning and received a lot of quick, relevant information – like there are hundreds of other professional and not-so-professional “Ashley Miller’s” out there all competing for the top 10 results on Google. Since I’ve had a profile on LinkedIn for, what seems like, the last million years, I thought I didn’t have anything to worry about. As it turns out I’ve got some work to do to brand myself which is good to know!
To see from Shama and how to excel at social media, find her:
The more goals you have the less likely you are to succeed. Keep it between 1-3. Lessons learned from resetting your strategic plan #NACE12 – @molly_m_mcbride
Building credibility with HR partners and line leaders is critical to the campus recruiting function. #NACE12 – @MrCareerGuy
We need to provide the right data to parents to guide them to the right questions (and away from placement) #NACE12 – @garyalanmiller
Global peer ambassadors help @NYUWasserman provide career services abroad. Are other institutions doing similar things? #NYU#GNU#NACE12. – @HTranen
College recruiting (with solid metrics) is the lifeblood of recruiting for organizations #NACE12. – @CigarSPHR
Every person associated with your organization is now the media. Society has changed #NACE12. – @CindyBillington
Such an excellent point… your website is the only one you own, so don’t rely solely on social platforms because it could go away #NACE12. – @talentminded
Have you been paying attention to your digital footprint? Google yourself/your company. Thanks for the reminder @shama ! #NACE12. – @ledgerwoodl
Google+ not powerful yet, but it will be – it blends search and social. #NACE12 – @janaatwork
We are hearing from the folks back home that they are following along with the tweets to get a flavor of what’s being talked about at NACE12. Thanks to all the tweeps for these great sound bites!
This year, NACE offered attendees the opportunity to go off site and visit and learn about two nearby companies. Zappos hosted a small group on Tuesday for a one hour tour of their headquarters and on Wednesday the Bellagio Food and Beverage team took a group on a back-of-house tour of three of their fine dining restaurants and treated them to a special presentation of their famous fountain show. Below are several photos from the Bellagio tour and a video review of the Zappos tour. Make sure you look for these fantastic opportunities at the 2013 Conference & Expo and sign up early!
Below is a clip of Simon Kho from BP answering the question “How do you train your people from a career development standpoint? during this morning’s panel discussion “Managing the College Recruitment Function in a Time of Change”.
NACE Staff are all wearing blue button down shirts today so keep an eye out for us and flag us down if you need something or just want to say hi!
Key topics we heard talked about day 1 of the conference:
Discussing the connections between retention, graduation, and career services and how we assess and measure improvement #NACE12. — @IUPUISolCtr
Internal culture and people are the bulk of your employer brand. Recruitment marketing/the external message isn’t what makes it #NACE12. — @talentminded
Gen. Y candidates assume recruiters have their best interest in mind, what are you doing to personalize the process #NACE12. — @MrCareerGuy
“don’t be a jerk” – a simple social media policy via @lindseypollak #nace12. — @NYUWasserman
To build an employer brand, talk about your profession/industry in addition to your org. Be a part of the students’ education. #NACE12. — @kevincgrubb
Technical skills are important, but we must teach our students “soft skills” (communication, decision making, etc.) for success. #NACE12. — @jenrmcgill
Employers should de-mystify their industry & careers. Most students have no idea how big the opportunity is. Show them. #NACE12. — @kbaumann
More students using LinkedIn and Twitter for job search from Class of 2012 than in previous years #NACE12. — @eva_kubu
“one size” fits all recruiting doesn’t work anymore…candidates don’t want to be part of a wide net, they want individualization. #NACE12 — @SherriDickie
Our role as career serv pros is to educate our students on how/why to use social media. It’s an exciting time in our profession #NACE12. — @shannonckelly
Make website needs based rather than resource based, great tip by MIT career services presentation at #NACE12. — @faroukdey
“It’s ok to say you made a mistake” -Dawn Carter. That’s a great reminder for us all to be transparent. We’re human behind Twitter! #NACE12 — @ledgerwoodl
Woot! Apparently the name of the #twitter birdie is Larry. Things you hear at #NACE12. — @LMDallaVecchia
I can’t tell you how excited I am go get back to work and implement our new social media strategy! #NACE12 — @CashCowan
Awesome day #NACE12 Met some new colleagues. Gleaned a ton of new information to take home and share with the office!! Can’t wait for day 2! — @toph11
Catch up on what’s being talked about at the conference by following #NACE12 on Twitter or checking out the conference twitter stream.
If you’ve traveled over to Bally’s Skyview rooms for some sessions, you’ve probably noticed NACE staff holding lollipop signs directing you to the elevators. We’ve heard some crazy stories about those human signs so we decided to see what you think. Vote for who is your favorite human sign – Ramon, Lori, or Aijaz!
The poll is now CLOSED, Thanks everyone for voting!
Click here to see the results.