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Agenda for Friday, 4 June 2021


LVP has been meeting virtually using the ZOOM meeting software.  Each week’s meeting still starts promptly at 10:00 AM each Friday morning.  You can join the meeting by using one of the links here:
Topic: Optimize Your Resume - Dos and Don'ts with Ed Samuel – Career Coach
Time: June 4, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 811 532 2631
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                           Meeting Moderator: Edward Smith, Chair, LVP
     10:00 AM – Welcome and Announcements
     10:15 AM  Today’s Presentation – “Optimize Your Resume - Dos and Don'ts” with Ed Samuel

Today’s Presentation

Ed Samuel, Executive Career Coach with SamNova, Inc ( will be discussing how to optimize your resume based on his book, "Optimize Your Resume - Dos and Don'ts the SamNova Way". Ed will focus on key areas that will make a resume standout including your value proposition, having a clear ROI on page one and how best to quantify your accomplishments. He will also address how to craft a resume for the hidden job market, how to take fluff out, how to avoid a dense resume and explain the biggest mistakes most often made with resumes. Ed will be touching on the harder issues tied to age discrimination and what to include and exclude on a resume and why. He book has received 400+ positive comments and many saying, "Your book was pivotal, and I contribute it to me getting more interviews and ultimately landing my job". Ed's book is available to purchase on his secure website or via Amazon before or after the session.
Key Take-Aways
-What makes a resume Hidden Job Market (HJM) ready?
-Why is the first page everything when it comes to a resume?
-The top two (2) biggest mistakes made on 90% of all resumes
-What triggers a negative or positive reaction within 7.5 seconds?
-Discuss the myth that a resume can only be 2-pages long
-Learn how to quantify using conservative guesstimates

Today’s Speaker

Ed Samuel is a Career and Life Coach, Author, certified Career Assessment Consultant and Ministry leader. His team provides career assessments, resume writing (4 resume writers), one-on-one career transition support with emphasis on mid-senior level clients across multiple functional roles and industries. He specializes in growing and leveraging formal networks, targeted job searches, attaching the hidden job market, landing a job after the age of 55+ and those looking to make career pivot. Ed leads a team of 20+ career assessment consultants across the US. Ed and his team have helped 700+ to date. He has more than 400+ documented client testimonials of which 135+ are on his LinkedIn profile and/or website. His firm supports clients across the USA with half working and half in job transition. He is also a career and small business coach, mentor, and consultant for Penn State University.
Ed leads Career Professionals Networking Forum (CPENG) in Newark, DE, Believers in Business small business forum for greater Kennett Square, PA, hosts “Optimize our Career” program on Philly radio, 1180 am WFYL on Saturday mornings and hosts a bi-weekly career optimization forum under Thought Leadership Branding on Clubhouse. He is a frequent speaker at: ExecuNet, TPNG, Chem/Pharma, Joseph's People, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP), FENG, CPENG, Newtown Networking Forum, Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, and Montgomery County Networking Forum. Ed has been a keynote speaker at Wharton University's annual Alumni forum, panelist at Penn State, University of Penn Alumni forum, University of DE - MBA Program, Voca Center in NYC and continues to talk on a regional and national basis on both radio, podcasts, and cable TV.
Ed has 30 years of corporate experience at multi-billion-dollar global firms to leading edge technology start-ups. He also has held no less than 38 unique paid positions in his career:

11:15 AM – Your Elevator Speech
11:30 AM – Adjourn

Recent Meetings

These are the recordings from our 5/7/21 Meeting.  They are also posted for logged-in members on the LVP website.
“Job Search Strategy" with Emilie Carlino
These are the recordings from our 4/30/21 Meeting.
“Networking Primer” with Gary Schall
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These are the recordings from our 4/23/21 Meeting.
“Become a Master Networker” with John Hadley
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Previous meetings are posted for logged-in members on the LVP website.

Next Group Meeting:  Friday, June 25, 2021
“Building an Online Presence” with Deb Colitas


Please note that meeting end times are approximate as we have more and more information we need to provide to our members. If your schedule requires an early exit, please be aware of ongoing speakers and exit quietly so as to not disturb other members’ attention to the presentation.