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The HU Alumni Association Highlights its 50th Anniversary on The Strategy Sessions

Founded in 1867, Howard University, located in Washington, DC, is noted for its academics, published professors, civil rights activism, and global reach. Notable alumni span the professional, entertainment, and civic landscapes, including actresses Phylicia Rashad and Taraji P. Henson; entertainment mogul Sean Combs; and, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. While alumni activities date back to the 1800s, this year the Howard University Alumni AssociationHoward University Alumni Association (HUAA) marks its 50th Anniversary as a part of the University’s Charter.

Leadership from HUAA and the anniversary celebration are guests on the next episode of The Strategy Sessions radio show. They will highlight anniversary events planned to entertain, educate, and empower alumni, students, and supporters, including the anniversary membership drive, summer fundraiser, and Bison on the Vineyard event on Martha’s Vineyard.

 

WHO:

Kesi Stribling, Host of The Strategy Sessions radio show

Chris Washington, HUAA President

Keith Benn, HUAA 50th Anniversary Steering Committee Chairperson

Andrea Hodge, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase and speaker during the career program on Martha’s Vineyard

WHAT:         

The Strategy Sessions radio show

Episode: The Howard University Alumni Association Marks its 50th Anniversary

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (EST)

LISTEN:        Listen LIVE on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions, or download the podcast on iTunes. Follow the live chat on Facebook.

Listeners may call (347) 539-5143 to speak with our guests, or post questions on http://www.facebook.com/TheStrategySessions. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #TheStrategySessions.

ONLINE LINKS

Howard University Alumni Association Website

HUAA Anniversary Website

HUAA on Twitter

HUAA on Facebook

 

ABOUT THE STRATEGY SESSIONS

Originally an occasional webinar with business leaders in 2005, The Strategy Sessions has evolved into a respected radio show on BlogTalkRadio featuring top strategists in business, entrepreneurship, careers, youth, women’s issues, community, and health. The show airs live on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. ET, and is hosted by career, marketing, and business strategist, Kesi Stribling. One of 300 featured hosts of the more than 16,000 shows on BlogTalkRadio, Kesi employs her hallmark interviewing style to cultivate innovative and engaging conversations with guests, including the U.S. Small Business Administration, AAA, Ladies America, LifeLock, American Express, DC Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the American Heart Association, Lockheed Martin, and Internships.com. For more information, or to download the podcast, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TheStrategySessions.

 

DISCLAIMER: ASK THE STRATEGIST is a blog that highlights information on business, entrepreneurship, careers and the workplace, health, community, and women. Any content or advice dispensed through Ask The Strategist is solely for informational and entertainment purposes. Never miss ASK THE STRATEGIST blog posts! Have them delivered to your inbox by subscribing.

5 Questions with Get My Mom a Job

The founder of Get My Mom a Job, Michele Unangst, was our featured guest on the Women’s History Month spotlight on The Strategy Sessions radio show. She highlighted services offered by Get My Mom a Job, and shared tips for job seekers. We’re continuing the conversation with Ms. Unangst about her own career trajectory, skills every jobseeker should possess, and what drives her work at Get My Mom a Job.

5 Questions with Get My Mom a Job

Michele Unangst, Founder of Get My Mom a Job
Michele Unangst, Founder of Get My Mom a Job

ATS: What was your professional experience before starting Get My Mom a Job?

Michele Unangst: My professional experience, in particular, my Human Resources and Management experience, comes from a multitude of sectors: Healthcare, Retail, Marketing, and now being self-employed.  However, it is has been my direct services in hiring for a multi-client healthcare facility that I gained most of my experience in running a company from all perspectives, from start-up, financial planning, budgeting, to the art of finding and retaining quality employees.

My experience over the last 20 years has been diverse, but my true calling has been to become an entrepreneur.

ATS: During the show, you talked about the pitfalls to avoid on the resume, including using clichés and generic objectives. What are three additional thins jobseekers should avoid including on their resumes? 

Michele Unangst: The biggest mistake – the number one thing I try to relay to all of our clients – is that resumes should be accomplishment driven, meaning that most people give a biographical history, outlining their job functions.  That simply falls flat with employers. Job candidates need to start showing off their accomplishments for all of their places of employment.  Why?  It is simple – when an employer sees your resume, they can view the accomplishments and relate them to how they can use you and your achievements within their company.  You are “connecting the dots.”

It is critical that potential employers don’t assume.  So, it is your job to relate directly to them and how you can solve their problems and be an asset if hired to work at the company.  Don’t wait to do that in the interview, you may never get the chance.

ATS: In addition to Get My Mom a Job, you also started Get My Dad a Job, and Get My Vet a Job. Why is it important to you to extend your reach into those areas?

Michele Unangst: First, the reason why I separated all of the companies was to speak directly to those job seekers.  I feel that too many of the job boards are impersonal, or have “one size fits all” scenarios; that doesn’t work.  Men, women, moms, dads, and Veterans all have different wants and needs in a job and career, so why not speak directly to them? The sites are more than just jobs; it is about connections – a place where Veterans and their families can get the special attention they need and want.

The same goes for the other sites. The needs of a Veteran are going to be vastly different than that of a civilian, men and women alike.  The site and its solutions must reflect that.  The same goes with moms and dads.  The sites are set up so differently than typical sites; it is social, connecting, and solution driven.

ATS: What are some specific skill sets that every jobseeker should possess?

Michele Unangst: Without question, the ability to communicate.  Now, don’t think this is a cliché.  The ability to communicate is an art, not a science.  Communication is about persuasion.  The more persuasive we are in interviews, networking, and social media, the more successes we will have.

Jobseekers should be current, especially when it comes to using social media.  The ability to see beyond just posting pictures and the sphere of influence you can have, as a person and company, is important.  People need to remember that social media sites are the ONLY places in the world where you can communicate internationally for free.  Take advantage of it.  Understand it.  The more current in being a social media maven you are, the greater the skill set or success tools you will have.

ATS: How has your career influenced the work you do at Get My Mom a Job?

Michele Unangst: My career was a preparation for this moment in time.  I have always had a passion to “Be, Do, and Have!”  I want to be disruptive.  The more disruptive my company is, the more success other people will have.  For years, millions of people have struggled in the world of employment, yet NO company has been progressive enough or willing to make real changes to the model.  Companies (employers) have, but not employment portals.  We are forcing that change.  We are creating the solutions that will have a profound impact on families, communities, and companies for years to come.

My career, leading to this point, was to take everything I have seen and heard, and apply it.  I can craft a business and opportunity like no other, because it is the model I would use for myself.  It solves a problem.  Most companies forget their roots, and their role in solving problems for people. I have seen it firsthand.  That is what I want to do: help one woman, one mom, one man, one dad, one veteran to civilian at a time.

Connect with Get My Mom a Job

Website: www.getmymomajob.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/getmymomajob

Twitter: www.twitter.com/getmymomajob

Email: michele@getmymomajob.com

About the Blogger: Kesi Stribling

Kesi Stribling, Editor, Ask The Strategist
Kesi Stribling, Editor, Ask The Strategist

DISCLAIMER: ASK THE STRATEGIST is a blog that highlights information on business, entrepreneurship, careers and the workplace, health, community, and women. Any content or advice dispensed through Ask The Strategist is solely for informational and entertainment purposes. Never miss ASK THE STRATEGIST blog posts! Have them delivered to your inbox by subscribing.

Women’s History Month Salute on The Strategy Sessions radio show: Get My Mom a Job

March is Women’s History Month and The Strategy Sessions salutes the  contributions of Michele Unangst, Founder of Get My Mom a Job, on the next episode of the show.

Listen live to our interview with Michele Unangst on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EST.  Joining us from the Get My Mom a Job office in Arizona, she will talk about her path to entrepreneurship, how she became an expert on telecommuting career opportunities, and how Get My Mom a Job is helping thousands of women realize their career goals.

Listeners can listen LIVE or download the episode on iTunes by visiting www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions. To view The Strategy Sessions #FBQuestionOfTheWeek, visit www.facebook.com/TheStrategySessions.

Michele Unangst, Founder of Get My Mom a job
Michele Unangst, Founder of Get My Mom a job

WHO:

Michele Unangst, Founder and President of Get My Mom a Job and author

Kesi Stribling, Host, The Strategy Sessions radio show

WHAT:

The Strategy Sessions Radio Show

Episode: Women’s History Month Spotlight: Michele Unangst, Get My Mom a Job (http://tobtr.com/s/6187937)

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (EST)

LISTEN:

Listen LIVE or download the podcast on iTunes by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions. Listeners may call into the show studio with questions for Michele Unangst at (347) 539-5143, email talkback@ksgsc.com, or post questions on http://www.facebook.com/thestrategysessions. Twitter hashtag #TheStrategySessions.

Online Links:

Get My Mom a Job

Get My Mom a Job (Twitter)

Get My Mom a Job (Facebook)

ABOUT THE STRATEGY SESSIONS

TSSLogo2013Originally a virtual interview started in 2005 featuring local leaders in business, The Strategy Sessions has evolved into a respected radio show on BlogTalkRadio that features top strategists in business, entrepreneurship, careers, youth, women’s issues, community, and health. The Strategy Sessions airs live on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. ET, and is hosted by career, marketing, and business strategist, Kesi Stribling. One of 300 featured hosts of the more than 16,000 shows on BlogTalkRadio, Kesi employs her hallmark interviewing style to cultivate innovative and engaging conversations with guests, including leaders of the U.S. Small Business Administration, AAA, Ladies America, LifeLock, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, American Express, DC Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the American Heart Association, Lockheed Martin, and Internships.com. For more information, or to download the podcast, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions.

DISCLAIMER: ASK THE STRATEGIST is a blog that highlights information on business, entrepreneurship, careers and the workplace, health, community, and women. Any content or advice dispensed through Ask The Strategist is solely for informational and entertainment purposes. Never miss ASK THE STRATEGIST blog posts! Have them delivered to your inbox by subscribing.

American Heart Month Culminates with DC Heart Ball

Across the country, chapters of the American Heart Association are raising awareness about heart health, disease prevention, and tips for getting healthy overall during American Heart Month.

The Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association will culminate American Heart Month by honoring local Heart Heroes during the DC Heart Ball in the Nation’s Capital on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

Listen to our interview with leadership from the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association on  The Strategy Sessions radio show on Tuesday, February 18, 2014,  or download the podcast on iTunes. Dr. Todd Villines and Cheryl Campbell  share event highlights, and the impact the organization has on promoting heart health and preventive measures in the greater Washington, DC area.

 

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WHO:

Todd Villines, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center & President-Elect of the Board of Directors, American Heart Association –  Greater Washington Region

Cheryl Campbell, Senior Vice President, Health & Compliance Programs, CGI & 2014 DC Heart Ball Executive Leadership

Kesi Stribling, Host, The Strategy Sessions radio show & CEO/Chief Strategist, KSG Strategic Consulting

WHAT:

The Strategy Sessions Radio Show

Episode: American Heart Month Culminates with DC Heart Ball (http://tobtr.com/s/6073203)

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (EST)

LISTEN:

Listen LIVE or download the podcast on iTunes by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions.

Listeners may call into the show studio with questions for Cheryl Campbell or Dr. Todd Villines at (347) 539-5143, email talkback@ksgsc.com, or post questions on http://www.facebook.com/thestrategysessions. Twitter hashtag #TheStrategySessions.

Online Links:

American Heart Association

Greater Washington Region – AHA

DC Heart Ball

Young Professionals Group – PULSE

GWR on Facebook

GWR on Twitter

ABOUT THE STRATEGY SESSIONS

TSSLogo2013Originally a virtual interview started in 2005 featuring local leaders in business, The Strategy Sessions has evolved into a respected radio show on BlogTalkRadio that features top strategists in business, entrepreneurship, careers, youth, women’s issues, community, and health. The Strategy Sessions airs live on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. ET, and is hosted by career, marketing, and business strategist, Kesi Stribling. One of 300 featured hosts of the more than 16,000 shows on BlogTalkRadio, Kesi employs her hallmark interviewing style to cultivate innovative and engaging conversations with guests, including leaders of the U.S. Small Business Administration, AAA, Ladies America, LifeLock, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, American Express, DC Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the American Heart Association, Lockheed Martin, and Internships.com. For more information, or to download the podcast, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions

DISCLAIMER: ASK THE STRATEGIST is a blog that highlights information on business, entrepreneurship, careers and the workplace, health, community, and women. Any content or advice dispensed through Ask The Strategist is solely for informational and entertainment purposes. Never miss ASK THE STRATEGIST blog posts! Have them delivered to your inbox by subscribing.