An Event to Remember

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

January 22, 2013

Job Central, presented by TheLadders, on January 10th was quite the event! Hundreds of professionals made their way to New York City's Grand Central Terminal to hear from a lineup of guest speakers and meet with dozens of recruiters to help them with their job search.

I enjoyed my opportunity to share my 15 + years of corporate recruiting leadership experience, including my past 3 years with Hewlett-Packard.  My goal was to share real-life stories and examples to help candidates identify their brand, leverage their experiences, and improve their interview skills.  If attendees took one thing away from my presentation, I hope it was the importance of preparation. Prepare to articulate your brand.  Prepare for the interview.  Prepare for the post-interview.  Being fully prepared brings you one step closer to being hired.

After my presentation, I had an opportunity to spend a couple of hours meeting with potential candidates to provide one-on-one guidance. It is my hope that I helped at least one job seeker get closer to his or her next career goal.

If you weren't able to make it to Job Central but want to learn how to improve your job search, check out the speaker presentations and videos at

Mitch Schwartz, Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Hewlett-Packard