Career Connections | November 10, 2020

Find the right opportunities, and best position yourself to earn them

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Virtual

Melva Tate, PHR, CLC

President & Senior HR Consultant, Tate & Associates, LLC

Power Up Your Career During A Pandemic

Melva is a sought-after executive recruiter and leadership consultant who will share tips from her experience as a relationship-builder, networking master and high-energy career coach. Her presentation will help you:

  • Redefine your personal brand
  • Maximize phone and video interviews
  • Boost skills with online learning
  • Stay connected to your network in digital spaces
  • Identify special projects to expand transferable skills
  • Evaluate a career shift or industry transition

Wayne Breitbarth

CEO, Power Formula, LLC

How to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Job Search & Career Development

Wayne is the author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand and Job Search, now in its fourth edition. In this presentation, Wayne will help you:

  • Learn how to use LinkedIn to be more effective in your job search
  • Discover what proactive steps you should be taking every week on LinkedIn
  • See why LinkedIn is the #1 social media site for recruiters, employers, and YOU, the job seeker!

Michelle Robin

President, Brand Your Career

What Marketers Need to Get Ahead in Today’s Job Market

With her extensive B-to-B marketing background, Michelle helps sales and marketing executives transform their career marketing materials into a package that wows their target employer. Michelle will show you you:

  • What is going on in the hiring landscape right now
  • Why now is the best time to search for a job
  • How to stand out from your competition

Who should register?

This Career Connections is built around moving your career forward today and tomorrow. Current job seekers and anyone who likes to keep their options open will benefit from the insights, advice and tips on building the right resume for today, honing your search and leveraging LinkedIn.



This will be a virtual event. Meeting information will be sent to registrants 48 hours, 2 hours, and 10 minutes before the event begins.


Individuals and organizations interested in reaching an audience of marketing professionals in transition or hiring managers responsible for filling marketing roles will find a number of opportunities to do so through Career Connections. Sponsorship opportunities include intimate breakout host opportunities.

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About Our Speakers

  • Melva Tate, PHR, CLC

    President & Senior HR Consultant

    Melva Tate lives by one rule: “Put in the work.” She also recruits, coaches and owns an award-winning business according to that rule. Melva’s been putting in the work for more than two decades, serving as the Director of HR & Administration for two start-up organizations, Nexcel Synthetics and Kelly Construction Company. She’s also a radio personality, best-selling author, and a feature writer and contributor to leading newspapers and magazines including, HR Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Birmingham News, and the Birmingham Business Journal. In addition, Melva serves as an Adjunct Career Management Consultant for Warren Averett Workplace. While Melva’s official title is Human Capital Strategist, she’s best described as a networking master and high-energy coach. Her passion is seeing people and companies flourish, and she is driven to nurture dreams and cultivate relationships. While paying clients keep the lights on, Melva also accepts the currency of handshakes, hugs, and Facebook friend requests.

  • Michelle Robin

    President, Brand Your Career

    A self-proclaimed job search geek, Michelle takes the often frustrating and miserable task of job search and makes it more enjoyable, perhaps even fun, for her clients. An award-winning dual-certified resume writer and founder of Brand Your Career, Michelle helps marketing leaders transform their job search strategies and materials so they can wow potential employers and land their dream job.

  • Wayne Breitbarth

    CEO, Power Formula, LLC

    Wayne Breitbarth is the CEO of Power Formula LLC. He is an experienced businessman, speaker, and author and a globally recognized industry leader in LinkedIn training, marketing, and consulting. He has shared his expertise with more than 100,000 business professionals through private business consulting, dynamic presentations to worldwide audiences, and his critically acclaimed book The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success (now in its fourth edition). He has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Wired, and American Express Open Forum and seen on NBC and Fox Business. Wayne works with companies to develop a comprehensive strategy for using LinkedIn to increase sales, raise brand awareness, recruit employees and reduce recruiting fees, and discover new markets for products and services. He also works with universities (students/staff/alumni), not-for-profit organizations, associations, executive peer advisory groups, and individuals. Wayne’s clients include organizations of all sizes, including IBM, Abbott Labs, Aflac, the American Marketing Association, and Northwestern University. He is a CPA, received an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from Marquette University, and has received recognition for his public service in the Milwaukee community, where he resides with his wife of 39 years.

What is Career Connections?

Whether you’re a job seeker or a hiring manager, you need effective marketing to fulfill your goals. Discover the latest insights and tools for creating a stronger employment brand at Career Connections — the Midwest’s top event for marketing careers.

This quarterly event offers content for job-seekers and employers. With rotating speakers and topics, this series offers tangible steps to find your ideal marketing position, and you’ll gain tips, advice and discussions with Chicago’s leading recruiters, coaches and HR professionals. It’s the ultimate evening for anyone with a marketing career!


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