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Sessions from CareerCampLA 2012

April 21, 2012 Leave a comment

CareerCampLA 2012 - 13Here is the list of sessions presented at CareerCampLA 2012 on Friday, April 20, 2012 at Los Angeles Southwest College.

  • Finding your transferable skills
  • Job seekers tips: How to get hired
  • How are YOU staying motivated?
  • State Farm Hiring and Tips on Interviewing
  • What’s a resume for?
  • Building an enduring career reputation
  • Understanding how money works
  • Dressing for success
  • Choosing your career path: What works for you?
  • Building your resume
  • LACCD Interns Program
  • Ex-offenders and corporate social responsibility
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Gender Stereotypes, culture and leadership
  • Picturing what you want and how to get there
  • Self-Care: How to take care of yourself while you are looking
Categories: CareerCampLA

Photos from today’s CareerCampLA 2012

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Click the photo below to see some of the pictures from CareerCampLA 2012, held Friday, April 20, 2012 at LA Southwest College.

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Categories: CareerCampLA, Photos

CareerCampLA is just 14 days away! – Helping to Build the Career You Deserve!

April 5, 2012 Leave a comment

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I would like to personally invite you to CareerCampLA 2012 which is happening Friday, April 20, 2012 at LA Southwest College.

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

This will be our 3rd CareerCampLA and our 6th CareerCamp overall. You can find photos, video and audio from previous events on the CareerCampLA web site which can give you a small feeling of what the experience is like.

For more information on CareerCamp and a short explanation of unconferences in general, you can visit the CareerCampLA Wesbite at

For Recruiters and Employers:

I recently wrote a short blog post on “Why employers and recruiters should attend a CareerCamp event?” to specifically address some comments I received at the DoL event. I think there are significant advantages  for employers and recruiters to meet motivated job candidates in this casual and positive environment.

You can read this blog post at:

If CareerCamp sounds interesting and useful to you, please share this information with your organization and clients. I have attached a CareerCampLA flyer, in PDF format, to this email.

CareerCampLA 2012 is only 14 days away. CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) is scheduled for July 14, 2012 and we will be setting a date and location for CareerCampSFV (San Fernando Valley) as soon as we can.

For information on future events, please subscribe to our mailing lists:
CareerCamp International (for information on all CareerCamps)

If you have any questions about CareerCamp, please feel free to email ( or call me at 818-804-5049.

Thank you for your time and attention! I look forward to seeing you at a future CareerCamp!


Partner: Tuesdays with Transitioners

March 28, 2012 Leave a comment

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One of our CareerCampLA 2012 Partners…

Formed in 2009, Tuesdays with Transitioners is a support group for those who have been laid off, downsized, or are looking to make a career transition. The group meets twice a month for lunch, and offers guest speakers and technology tools that equip the 20th century worker for the 21st century workforce—whether that be nine-to-five, independent contractor, or entrepreneur.

The group maintains an active presence on the World Wide Web via the Tuesdays with Transitioners website, Facebook (Tuesdays with Transitioners on Facebook) and (Tuesdays with Transitioners on Meetup).

Jennifer Oliver O’Connell is the founder and facilitator of the group, as well as co-chair and organizer for CareerCamp events in Southern California.  Jennifer writes at As The Girl Turns, and is the Los Angeles Faith & Community Examiner for Jennifer is also a Yoga instructor and coaches others in career and life Reinvention.

Sponsor: Sideskills – Tools to Market Yourself, Your Skills and Your Products

March 26, 2012 Leave a comment


We are proud to welcome Sideskills, based in Redondo Beach, California as a sponsor of CareerCampLA.

Sideskills is a free web site which provides “Tools to Market Yourself, Your Skills and Your Products“. Each user can set up their own “presume” (profile resume) and start telling the story of their work and career. Sideskills seeks to flip the typical job search and start bringing work to you instead of having to constantly go searching for it.

Visit today, build your presume and start telling the story of your career!


CareerCampLA 2012 is just over a month away!

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

We are just over a month away from CareerCampLA 2012 and would love to see you there! Register on the CareerCampLA site.

Check out pictures from past CareerCampLA events.

CareerCampLA-2 Schedule Board

CareerCampLA-2 Schedule board

Categories: CareerCampLA, Photos

CareerCamp is where you should be! — Join us and start building the career you deserve!

March 8, 2012 Leave a comment

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Fair warning.

Over the next 6 weeks I am going to be banging the drum pretty loudly for CareerCampLA (and CareerCampSCV and CareerCampSFV). CareerCamp is a pet project of mine and one that I take great joy and interest in. CareerCampLA 2012 will be our 6th CareerCamp overall and I love what it does for people — employed, underemployed or unemployed.

What is CareerCamp?

CareerCamp is a locally organized and locally sponsored unconference dedicated to “helping you build the career you deserve.” Each CareerCamp hosts a series of presentations and break out sessions hosted by the attendees themselves. There is a huge amount of career knowledge in the local community and CareerCamp is designed to bring out and share that knowledge.

Some people will come to listen. Some will come to teach. Some will come to discuss, but all come with an open desire to build their career and help those around them. Often I see people who promise that they are only there to listen take the reins of a discussion or presentation and share their amazing knowledge in a way, perhaps, that  they have never done before. CareerCamp provides a safe, supportive and positive environment that leaves people feeling energized at the end of the day — ready to go out and make their career the best it can be.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionaly, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

Spread the word

It is on of my greatest desires to spread the good that CareerCamp can offer all around the world. The CareerCamp International web site highlights each local CareerCamp and also provide a bit of info on what CareerCamp is and how it works? Even better, join us for CareerCampLA and see how it all works in person. The best way to understand CareerCamp is to experience first hand. it all becomes clear when you become part of the process and energy of a CareerCamp.

A personal invitation

I want to offer each of you a personal invitation to visit a CareerCamp or, even better, organize one of your own in your local area. I am confident you will be amazed at how productive and energizing your day can be. You can find some examples of the talks given at CareerCamp on both the CareerCamp International and the local CareerCamp sites. Take a moment to watch or listen. I think you will like what you find there.

If you would like to know more about CareerCamp, either attending or organizing your own, add a comment here on this web site, on the CareerCampLA or CareerCamp International sites, on the CareerCamp International Facebook page or our Google+ page. I’d love to hear from you. Bring your questions and ideas. Both help make CareerCamp even better.

CareerCampLA 2012 to be held April 20, 2012! — Register Now!

March 6, 2012 Leave a comment

We have just finalized the date and location for CareerCampLA 2012 — our 3rd CareerCamp for LA and out 6th CareerCamp overall.


CareerCampLA 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

9am – Noon

Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 West Imperial Hwy
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Register Now!

CareerCampLA 2012 planning begins!

January 12, 2012 Leave a comment


CareerCampLA 2012 is in the planning stages.

For more information, visit the CareerCamp blogs CareerCampLA or CareerCamp International.

Are you interested in helping us organize CareerCampLA, speaking or attending? Watch these blogs for further information.

Join us for our next career unconference and Build the Career the You Deserve!

Video: Building an enduring career reputation with Jennifer Oliver O’Connell

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Jennifer Oliver O’Connell presents “Building an enduring career reputation” at CareerCampLA-2.

Watch “Building an enduring career reputation” – iPod Ready Video

Categories: CareerCampLA, Podcast, Show, Video
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