Bethesda, Maryland 20817
With job search management expertise as an award-winning career innovator and résumé writer, master networker, and HR insider of Fortune 500 companies including The Walt Disney Company and America Online, Laura M. Labovich is often affectionately referred to in the media as “a job seeker’s best friend.”
Chief Executive Officer of The Career Strategy Group (www.thecareerstrategygroup.com), a boutique career management and outplacement firm headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Laura’s
contagious enthusiasm and powerful methodology make the perfect recipe for getting job seekers unstuck in their job search. Equal parts kick-butt trainer and nurturing cheerleader, Laura empowers job seekers to develop proactive, targeted job search marketing plans that increase momentum and achieve breakthrough results.
Laura is known for saying that she was “born and raised professionally at Disney” and has been told that she has pixie dust in her blood. After receiving her first promotion out of the
polyester costume, she recruited nationwide for the highly competitive Walt Disney World College Program, led the recreation recruiting and staffing efforts for both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks, and staffed up Disney’s Animal Kingdom for its inaugural launch. At America Online, she developed and launched AOL’s college internship program, hiring more than 100 MBA interns in its first year, and coached hundreds of employees — from entry-level to executive — on how to fit in, stand out, and
move up in the company and in their careers.
Laura’s national job search expertise, passionate delivery, and easy-to-implement approach has garnered attention from such national news media as The Washington Post, Sirius XM Radio, Fox 5 (DC), NBC 6 (Miami), U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo, and Monster.com, to name a few. And, as a former amateur nightclub singer, she certainly knows how to tackle, inspire, and entertain a tough crowd.
Laura is the co-author of the book 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold-Call and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job (LearningExpress, 2012), a book about “what to say and how to say it” in your job search, a 2013 top career book selection by FORBES. Laura is also the author of the Pearson Workforce Education Course, HIRED! The Ultimate Job Search Course, a 40+ hour online interactive job search success course (2014).
Outplacement, Soup-to-Nuts Job Search Online Training, Job Search Coaching, Career Coaching, Interview Coaching, Résumé Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Recruiter Distribution, Résumé Distribution, Group Presentations, Seminars and Workshops.