Executive Recruiters - Ask the Experts Webinar
This session will cover a variety of topics of interest for those navigating the recruiting world as they seek new opportunities, at all different stages of their careers. We will provide an update on the current hiring environment and provide specific tips for “the over 50” crowd, those in transition and recent MBA’s. Topics will include: working with recruiters, interviewing, negotiating an offer, utilizing social media.
The program is designed to be very interactive with webinar participants. You’ll be able to ask questions of our “Experts”, Susan Rosenstein and Merle Tresser (a Booth alum!) of Susan Rosenstein Executive Search Limited, and get their advice directly. You are also encouraged to submit your questions for the recruiters in advance, by emailing Elene Cafasso at VPPrograms2@ucwbg.org
We’ll also discuss how to best develop relationships with the appropriate retained search executives and how to keep competitive in today’s changing environment. Our content will interest professionals who are in transition, recent MBA grads and those who are currently employed.
You will learn:
Advice for developing valuable long term relationships with the appropriate retained search executives
How retained search executives find top talent and what gets a candidate on their short list
How to make that important first impression
How limiting is relocation / non-relocation from a candidate and company perspective
- How to negotiate the best package
Advice for career climbers and executives seeking to make a transition – the implications of changing jobs in one’s own field versus making a “career change”
About the Speakers
is President of Susan Rosenstein Executive Search Limited
. The firm was established in 1986 and specializes in the recruitment of senior level executives in the functional areas of marketing, communications, digital marketing/social media, marketing research, and business development.
Susan holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Business from Indiana University. After completing her MBA, she spent seven years in brand management marketing positions with Sara Lee Bakery and Beatrice US Foods (ConAgra) where she managed established businesses and developed new products.
Before she began her career in marketing, she held business analyst and strategy roles for the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Labor Management Services Administration, a division of the US Department of Labor.
Susan was a board member of the Kellogg Alumni Council for thirteen years where she co-chaired the Student/Alumni Mentorship Initiative and was a committee member of the One Kellogg Initiative; she currently is a Director of Kellogg’s Pete Henderson Society. She has been a member of the Business Marketing Association since 2008 and is a member of the Programming Committee. She was a Trustee for the Spertus Institute from 2004-2010. She is a Board member of the Musicians Club of Women.
is an executive recruiter at Susan Rosenstein Executive Search Limited
, which specializes in the recruitment of senior level executives in the functional areas of marketing, communications, digital marketing/social media, marketing research, and business development. Her background includes these areas.
Merle began her career in consumer package goods marketing in brand management at the Sara Lee Bakery. In almost 10 years at Alberto Culver, she worked in new product development, led the VO5 brand business, and as Director of Marketing of the Professional Hair Care Division launched TRESemmé into the retail marketplace. At Scentex, Inc., a manufacturer of home fragrance products, she was Vice President of Marketing. She has also worked in consumer package goods consulting and was a partner in an educational marketing firm.
Before she began her marketing career, Merle worked in corporate communications. She joined McGraw Edison as it was about to purchase Studebaker Worthington, another large industrial company, and worked on the team that integrated that purchase into the restructured entity. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, she instituted and ran the internal communications department.
She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MA in English Literature and Education from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Illinois.
Merle has been a board member of the University of Chicago Women’s Business Group, is the President of the board of her condominium association, and volunteers with the Arts and Business Council of Chicago.