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PACDA: Alternatives to Networking for the Job Search (Zoom)

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Webinar: Link sent after registration


  • For members of ATD-PHL, CTL, DVAPT, L&D Philly, MACCA, MCDA, NJCDA, NSA-PHL or PSCA.
  • The registration fee for guests is $25.

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Alternatives to Networking

for the Job Search

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

4 - 6 PM

Hear from three panelists on how to advise your clients/students in their job search with strategies beyond networking, such as recruiters, online ads, and direct mail.


Bill McCann is an award-winning Certified Diversity & Inclusion recruiter with 20+ years' success in agency and corporate environments across a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, Big 4 accounting, healthcare, tech, government, higher education, e-commerce, and telecom. He is equally effective at entry level, niche, mid-level, and executive recruiting. His company experience includes startups, medium size, and well-known organizations such as eBay and Ernst & Young. He has conducted numerous job search workshops and worked with hundreds of candidates at all levels to successfully navigate their job search. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and a Master's degree in Counseling/College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. LinkedIn 

Ed Samuel is a Career, Life and Executive Coach, Public Speaker, Author, and certified Career Assessment & DiSC Team Leader. He founded SamNova, Inc. and facilitates a non-profit stewardship ministry. His team of 25+ career assessment consultants across the US provides career assessments, resume writing, and one-on-one career transition support with emphasis on mid to senior level clients across multiple functional roles and industries. He specializes in growing and leveraging formal networks, LinkedIn profiles, targeted job searches, attacking the hidden job market, landing a job after the age of 55+, and assisting those looking to make career pivots. His firm supports clients across the US who are working, or in job or life transition. Ed is also a career and small business coach, mentor, and consultant for Penn State University. His consulting team also actively supports the underserved community in the greater Philadelphia area.

Ed leads Career Professionals Executive Networking Forum (CPENG) in Wilmington, DE, Believers in Business (BIB) small business forum for greater Kennett Square, PA, hosts “Optimize Your Career” program on Philly radio, 1180 am WFYL every Saturday morning, and co-hosts a weekly faith and career forum on Tuesdays at 11 am EST under Thought Leadership Branding (TLB) house on Clubhouse. He is a frequent speaker at Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, ExecuNet, TPNG, Chem/Pharma, Joseph's People, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP), FENG, CPENG, Newtown Networking Forum, Career Rebound - FL, Montgomery County Networking Group, PSG of Mercer County - NJ, PSG of Morris County - NJ, CIT - Short Hills, NJ, Innovative Networking Professionals (INP), Association of Finance Professionals (AFP), Philadelphia Diversity Job Fairs, and regional Chamber of Commerce forums. Ed has been a keynote speaker at Wharton University's annual Alumni forum, Penn State Alumni, University of Penn Alumni, University of DE, PACD and the VOCA Center in NYC. He is frequently interviewed by national publications (AARP, Fox Business News, Newsweek, and a guest on regional and national radio, podcasts and cable TV stations.

Ed's background includes 30 years working at multi-billion-dollar global firms, leading edge technology start-ups, and launching multiple small businesses. He has led corporate recruiting at a billion-dollar firms and has been an independent 3rd party recruiter. LinkedIn      Learn More

Lynne Williams, Ed.D. Candidate, is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Groups, which provides online career development and networking for career transition (job seekers) and career management (employed and self-employed) individuals. Lynne writes resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and LinkedIn company pages, and focuses on keywords. In 2016, she wrote a chapter titled “Applying for Positions,” which focused on the ATS, in the book Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation on the topic of LinkedIn. LinkedIn      Learn More

NCDA CEUs: This program is eligible for 2 NCDA CEUs.

  • CEUs are free for PACDA members
  • New! CEUs are free for non-members too!
  • If you attend the program live, simply complete the post-program survey and receive your CEU certificate.
  • If you register for the program but do not attend live, you will receive an email with a link to the recording. Watch the recording and then complete the post-program survey to receive your CEU certificate.
  • NCDA is the National Career Development Association ( See for information on NCDA credentials and Continuing Education requirements.

Act 48 credit:

PACDA and PSCA members: After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email to obtain your certificate of attendance, which you can then submit via the PSCA website.

Not a PACDA or PSCA member?: You may be able to obtain Act 48 credit. After the event, complete the post-event survey, then email to obtain your certificate of attendance. Submit this to the Pennsylvania Department of Education via your local education agency, which will have the final say on whether this program qualifies for Act 48 credit. Or, you may submit via the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association for $10.

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