Job Search & Career Change Strategies that Worked in 2003:



  • Multiple Perspectives from EDD, the Media, Professional Networks and Outplacement

    [Part of the Career Seminar Program]

    Sponsored by The Career Company



    Patti Wilson, Managing Principal of Founder, The Wednesdayjobgroup, a 2000 member online networking group



    Connie Brock, Connie Brock, Career Advisor Promatch Career One-Stop Center

    Paul Clemmensen (bio), VP Consultant - Lee Hecht Harrison, Outplacement

    Karin Hollerbach, Founder and CEO - Taku Group President of the MIT Club of Northern California

    Michelle Kessler (bio), Reporter - USA Today

    Laura Merling, Executive Director - SDForum

    Margaret Steen, Careers Reporter - San Jose Mercury News

    Kathy Ullrich (bio), CEO, Ullrich & Associates Founder, President and Board Chair - PANW (Professional Area Women's Network)


    Presentation Overview

    Was 2003 the year that ushered in new ways to network? Did people find innovative techniques to get doors to open for them? What were the types of strategies individuals pursued to find new work or change careers? Will they work in 2004? Join this unique group of panelists who have a "bird's eye view" from different perspectives to give you answers to these questions and more. Hear from people who have worked closely or connected with job seekers and career changers first hand from an EDD career center, an outplacement firm, the Mercury News and SF Chronicle, two high profile Bay Area professional associations and an online job search networking group.


    Career Seminar Chair and Sponsor

    Patti Wilson, Career Company


    Career Seminar Co-Chair

    Robin Nakamura


    Panelist Bios


    Paul Clemmensen

    Paul is a Vice President and Senior Consultant with the San Jose office where he provides career transition services, leadership development and career direction and management coaching. Paul joined Lee Hecht Harrison in 1997 and has over 13 years coaching and counseling experience working extensively with senior management and executives from a wide variety of industries, including high tech, biotechnology, manufacturing, retail and distribution. His expertise also includes both group training and individual coaching in personal direction, change management and results-driven performance management.

    Most recently to LHH, Paul was Lead Consultant of a stand-alone office for another career management firm and he managed various projects including setting up and managing several high tech career centers. Prior to his transitioning into this industry, Paul enjoyed a successful and lengthy career in Human Resources where he held senior management positions for several major retailing firms developing expertise in recruiting, training, employee and labor relations, workforce planning, counseling and career development.

    Paul has a BS degree in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resources from San Jose State University and holds a graduate certificate in Psychological Testing. He holds certifications in Management Research Group instrument, Personal Directions, OSI instruments, Talent Builder and Myers Briggs Type Indicator along with additional assessment instruments. Paul is also involved with the Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley, a non-profit organization, where he is Past President and an avid spokesperson member of the Board of Directors. He previously held Board positions with the Silicon Valley Chapter of International Association of Career Management Professionals and Project Hired and is a trained member of San Jose Prepared Emergency Response Team.


    Michelle Kessler

    Michelle Kessler covers technology for the Money section of USA TODAY. She writes about computers, emerging technologies, and the Silicon Valley economy. She is based in San Francisco.


    Kathy Ullrich

    Ms. Ullrich specializes in the recruitment of senior level executives for technology and consulting companies. Ms. Ullrich has over four years of executive search experience with her own firm and Russell Reynolds Associates. Earlier in her career, she was Director of Product Marketing at Siebel Systems, responsible for the communications industry vertical. She joined Siebel from Accenture, where she was a Manager in strategy consulting. She began her career in an engineering management development program with GTE and engineering assignments at Motorola.

    Ms. Ullrich has an MBA with top honors from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a BS, cum laude, in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. She is currently on the board of directors for the University of Michigan alumni association and was the Regional Director for the Silicon Valley chapter of WITI, President of her business school class, Vice President of the board of directors for the alumni association at the Andersen School at UCLA, and selected member of Leadership California. She also holds patents in near video-on-demand services.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30-7:00pm Registration/Networking

    7:00-9:00pm Panel Presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum Members

    No registration required