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Speaker, Trainer, Story Teller

Looking for a Fun Dynamic Speaker to get People Excited About their Job Search?

Joshua Waldman is a trainer, a keynote speaker and a world-renowned authority on leveraging social media to find employment. As the author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, his writing has frequently appeared on Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable and the International Business Times.

Joshua’s blog, CareerEnlightenment.com, won the 2013 About.com Readers’ Choice Award for Best Career Blog.

Learn more about Joshua Waldman HERE


Joshua Waldman

Does This Sound Like Your Students?

  • What am I going to do after I graduate?

  • I’ve spent all this money on my education – and I can’t get a job!

  • I’ve sent out 100 resumes and got nothing. What do I do next?

The student life might be a great adventure, but as students near graduation, they start to think seriously about the future — and what a scary future it is! Jobs are scarce, competition is high, and standing out above the rest seems impossible. Many students start facing the reality that after four (or more!) years of studying, they have no edge in the marketplace.

But there is another way.

I’m Joshua Waldman, best-selling author and self-confessed social media junkie. Through my live, interactive  programs, I show students how to use social media to land their dream job. II empower students to get proactive in pursuing the job they really want instead of blindly sending out resume after resume, hoping for a response.

Why Hire Me to Speak at Your College?

The student crowd can be tough, but I guarantee by the end of my session you’ll have a room full of engaged, inspired students who are excited about their futures. Why? Because I can relate to your students. I’m not some professorial dude in a stiff suit (or sweater-vest!) standing on a podium. I’ve been in their shoes, hung out at the same parties, sat the same tests.

I’ve felt the same fear they feel. And I’ve been able to thrive in the job market thanks to my engagement with social media – and that’s exactly what I’ll teach them to do by weaving together storytelling, theory, current events and humor into a practical, step-by-step action plan.

I will pack your venue with students — and leave those students motivated to take action. As the event’s host, you’ll gain the positive reputation that comes from hosting successful events that put students on the fast-track to their career goals.

What Programs Do I Have Available?

Mix and match any of the programs below to create an interactive program for your campus.

Invite all students — or just the ones from your program — to a fun and engaging 60-minute keynote called “What Your Parents Can’t Teach You About Finding a Job.”
Invite your career center staff to lunch with me. For 60 minutes we’ll explore some of the challenges your campus faces around social media and discuss what you can do about it. (This is my most popular event for staff!)

Want to make the companies who recruit your students happy? Give them an hour of social media recruitment training during a light breakfast session. I’ll show them the best ways they can attract and engage your students.

Featuring: social media author and expert, Joshua Waldman author of “Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies”

Learn how to leverage social media to engage more of the right students and streamline your campus recruiting efforts. Ask your social media recruiting questions, and develop a better understanding for how social media can fit into your recruitment plan.

Do the leaders of your student-run organizations think they have a leg up on the competition? Actually, their LinkedIn profiles may be keeping them down. In this session, I help your young leaders analyze how they can look great online and review their online profiles live.
A great way to create buzz around the event is to announce the arrival of a national best-selling author. You’ll have standing room only when students line up after my book reading to share their job search hopes and fears.

What are you waiting for?

Bring me to campus to create long-term change in the lives of your students and your staff.

Other Schools Think I’m Cool

Don’t take my word for it – check out what past administrators and students have to say about my program.

I asked Joshua to present at Boston University Alumni Association, and wow did he ever deliver. Joshua’s one hour presentation was well-organized and full of useful tips on how to improve your LinkedIn profile. Our presentation was completely sold out at 165 registered participants, and the feedback from our alumni has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks again Joshua for a fantastic presentation!

Jeff Murphy

Associate Director, Career Education & CAS Programs, Boston University Development & Alumni Relations

It was great of you to come to our Career Services Directors meeting at DeVry University earlier this month. I’m a social media “dummy” so it was great to get lay man’s information on the subject. Thanks for helping us change our paradigm about today’s job seeker!

Natalie Celio

Manager, DeVry Education Group

Joshua’s personable nature as well as his great ability to teach, not just inform, was essential in our recent webinar for students. He made LinkedIn approachable for all, by engaging attendees with well-researched data, a creative tool, and a demonstration on how to use it. An excellent session with great learning for all.

Kirsten Gauthier Newbury

Director of Career Services, Colorado Mountain College

Joshua’s presentation was entertaining, inspiring and enlightening. He covered the basics as well as touching on the psychology of marketing with these tools — the subtle nuances and strategies to consider.

Laurie Daven

Princor Registered Representative/Investment Advisor Representative, Principal Financial Group

I spent hours in research and attended a number of webinars and in-person seminars. By far the best presentation was Joshua’s. I learned so much, I would have liked to have gone through it again. That seminar was worth twice the price. I would highly recommend him as a speaker.

Becky Washington

Career Services Coordinator, Portland Community College

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Ready to Watch the Rest of My Speech?

10 Ways Your College Career Center Can Afford a National Speaker

 10 Ways Your Career Center Can Afford a National Speaker

If you think you can’t afford a speaker this year, you may be surprised. I’ve helped many schools navigate their budgets so they could afford to bring me in. For example, if you schedule me when I’m already in your area, you’ll save hundreds of dollars both on travel and on my special “regional tour fee.”

My passion is helping young people succeed in their chosen careers. I want to have as many students as possible hear what I have to say, so I’m happy to help you find a way for me to visit your college.

For more ideas on how you might be able to afford me, check out 10 Ways Your College Career Center Can Afford a National Speaker.

Ready to book Joshua Waldman?

Contact my team at [email protected] or call 503-985-6741.

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