Professional Development Series

Job Search Courses – Mauri Schwartz

Create a Winning Resume – 90 minutes

Put your best foot forward with a standout resume.  Most job seekers are screened out even before having a chance to interview. A resume is a marketing brochure, not a historical document. In this seminar, Career expert Mauri Schwartz will teach you the basic components of a winning resume and how to structure yours to gain the inside advantage. You will learn about using STAR to create content and formatting to highlight your most important achievements.

Develop a Successful Job Search Strategy – aka Learn How to Get Your Foot in the Door – 90 minutes

In the current market, it is not enough to post your resume on the Internet and wait for a response. By submitting your resume in response to a job posting, you may be trying to enter the same door at the same time as hundreds of others. Even if you are better qualified, how will you even be noticed? This class teaches you how to grab the attention of the hiring manager…how to use LinkedIn and other tools to grab the attention of the right person.

Ace the Interview – 90 minutes

It was probably difficult to land that job interview, and you don’t want to screw it up! If you can’t interview effectively, your knowledge and work experience will go unnoticed. A less qualified candidate may get the job because of better interviewing skills. In this seminar, Career expert Mauri Schwartz will provide the most pertinent, insightful and immediately helpful advice. You will learn her special recipe for a successful interview, reframing the way you should approach the interview and providing guidance on how to prepare in order to “ace the interview.”

Career Growth Courses – Linda Lubin Thompson

Developing Influencing Skills – 2 hours (including practice and Q&A)

As you grow in your career, the need to influence others grows as well. In this workshop Executive Coach and Consultant Linda Lubin Thompson provides tools to expand your ability to positively connect, persuade and convince others. You will learn how to:

  1. Understand key work relationships and change even adversaries into allies
  2. Develop organizational savvy to get things done beyond your own work group
  3. Build support across departments/functions to achieve organizational objectives
  4. Leverage the power of storytelling to get support for your ideas

No Bragging Required: Getting the Recognition You Deserve – 90 minutes

We all hope that if we work hard and do a good job, the rewards—recognition, bonuses, promotion – will follow. Sadly, recent studies show women are not achieving the same level of success as men in many fields, including technology, science, academia, and venture capital. How can you ensure that your great work is recognized and valued—and “promote” yourself without feeling like you’re bragging? Learn the tools you need to get the recognition you deserve, in ways that you can feel good about.

Mauri Schwartz

Mauri founded Career Insiders, a career consultancy, to help companies attain mission critical talent, heighten executive visibility, and for individuals to achieve their career goals.

She has had outstanding success providing executives with personal branding materials and coaching through personalized attention, ensuring that each client’s accomplishments are translated into an image that is uniquely theirs. She drives creative executive talent acquisition strategies, conducting full-cycle recruitment of top talent – higher quality, more quickly, and less costly.

With keen interest in knowing what makes people tick and how businesses work, Mauri dives into learning everything she can, treats every client as if they were her only client, and it shows in the branding success that her clients achieve. She enjoys her work and makes the collaboration fun.

In addition to being curious, analytical, and intuitive, these traits set her apart:

  • Resourceful, persistent, always up for a challenge, determined to find the needle in the haystack, pursuing referrals and referrals of referrals.
  • Persuasive communicator, speaking with CEOs or the President of the US, or down to the lowest ranks, all at the appropriate level of sophistication.
  • Natural networker, cultivating lasting strategic, collaborative partnerships, a trusted business advisor.

A consummate connector, Mauri brings people together one-on-one and produces professional and social events for large audiences.

With a BS in Math from Tulane University, Mauri started out in technology at IBM developing software for the Navy’s latest and most innovative class of submarines. Adding business acumen to her technical know-how, she received an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Prior to Career Insiders, she recruited technology professionals across levels, functions, and industries.

An Alabama native with a Louisiana background, Mauri has worked and lived in San Francisco for many years, very close to where her favorite SF Giants call home.

In addition to her role on the organizing committee for the JHTC Mentorship Program, she has been appointed or elected to roles on numerous community boards and commissions, including Vice President, Haas Business School Alumni Board-SF; Vice President, San Francisco Board of Appeals; Member, Women’s Leadership Conference Advisory Council, NCHRA; Treasurer, San Francisco Democratic Party.


Linda Lubin Thompson

To drive growth, companies need resourceful, innovative, effective leaders at all levels of the organization who are ready to rise to new challenges.

As an executive coach and leadership consultant, Linda Thompson draws on more than 20 years of experience as a corporate vice president and director of human resources responsible for multiple areas of talent management and leadership/organizational development. In her consulting practice, L2T Leadership Development (, Linda unlocks companies’ best kept secrets–their high-potential leaders below the executive level. Through targeted programs, proven leadership tools and strategies, plus one-on-one coaching, Linda helps high-potential leaders become “ready now” for more responsibility. Leaders get the skills they need to contribute more to the business, and companies get a stronger, more capable leadership bench at all levels.

Linda’s experience spans multiple industries.  Her most recent corporate position was Vice President of Human Resources at Synopsys, a software tools company in Mountain View, CA, where she led the HR Business Partners in designing and implementing global talent management, leadership development, and executive coaching and development for key business leaders.

As Human Resource Director at Applied Biosystems, a life sciences company in Foster City, CA, Linda and her team coached the Division Presidents and leadership teams of two of company divisions, as well as the Chief Scientific Officer and executives responsible for Legal and Strategy/Business Development.

Prior to Applied Biosystems, Linda worked at Adaptec, a technology company in Milpitas, CA, where she served as Director of Human Resources and Learning & Development.  Her HR career began at Amdahl Corporation, where she led the OD/Leadership Development team.

Linda holds a Bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed the Human Resource Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business as well as the OD/HR Management program at Columbia University. Her article, “Coaching Quicksand: Avoiding Hidden Dangers that Trap the Best of Us,” was published in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations.

In addition to her educational and business experience, Linda is a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award, which recognizes women leaders who represent leadership role models for others.

JHTC Mentorship Program Steering Committee

  • Larry Slotnick, CEO, Slotnick Systems and JHTC Mentorship Committee Chair
  • Dan Abouav, CEO,
  • Wendy Askenas, Human Resources Specialist
  • Michelle Bogen, Manager, Advanced Powertrain, BMW of North America & JHTC Board of Directors
  • Peter Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing, Motion Solutions & JHTC Board of Directors
  • Mauri Schwartz, Job Search Coach and Talent Acquisition Leader, Career Insiders
  • Linda Lubin ThompsonExecutive Coach and Consultant, L2T Leadership Development
  • Karen Treiger, Human Resources Consultant, Options4Growth.

We’d like to express our appreciation to EDJ 2 Edge for designing our beautiful new JHTC mentorship program logo. EDJ 2 Edge is boutique design and marketing agency specializing in corporate branding.

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