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    Navigating the Competitive Career Gauntlet: Job Searching Resumes and Interviews

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    Add to Calendar 06/29/2024 08:00 AM 06/29/2024 05:30 PM America/Chicago Navigating the Competitive Career Gauntlet: Job Searching Resumes and Interviews Hotel: Home2Suites Gulf Breeze
    Phone: 850-203-6700
    CIAO Studios CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. Attend via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.


  • This live event is streamed in real time. 
  • Course agenda is in Central time, please adjust for your time zone
  • Registrants who attend the live broadcast will be able to interact with instructor.
  • All registrants will have access to the broadcast recording for 14 days.
  • A group may view the course together, however each attendee must be individually registered in order to receive CE credit.


  • SLPs - this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs may be earned by attending live, viewing the recording, or a combination of both.


  • Attend/view entire course
  • Pass multiple choice quiz (80% min score)
  • Complete online course evaluation

Calling all Clinical Fellows, newly CCC'd and seasoned SLPs! If you are looking for a new position in the field, this course will give you a competitive edge in the current job climate. Participants will hear from two instructors who have coached hundreds of SLPs at different stages of their careers. The first half of the course will discuss demographics and statistics of the job market, top SLP search engines, how to build a stand-out resume and what peaks hiring manager's attention. In the second half, participants will learn how to nail the interview: how to prepare; how to present yourself; what to wear; what to do with your hands; how to interact; how to be memorable; and the critical follow-up.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key demographics and statistics current and future job market
  • List the options available regarding job search engines
  • Including strengths and weaknesses of those available today
  • Construct a well-organized, concise, individualized resumé that will stand out
  • Locate key points needed to prepare for a job-specific interviews
  • Duplicate brand attributes on social media, resumé, and physical presentation to demonstrate a cohesive package
  • Select intentional phrases, clothing and stories that are memorable
  • Describe successful group interview strategies
  • List the three elements of a follow-up note

Ashley Keenan

Ashley Keenan, M.S. CCC-SLP is a a Speech-Language Pathologist and Therapy Talent Acquisition Resource with Ensign Services, Inc. in Texas. Ashley has experience as a lead SLP in a SNF setting, as well as a Director of Rehabilitation at a SNF with skilled, long-term care, and geriatric outpatient services offered to the community in San Marcos, TX. Ashley now supports the Ensign affiliated facilities in Texas to find the best of the best, in order to grow their teams! She also mentors SLP CFs, frequently guest lectures for PT, OT, SLP, PTA, and OTA university programs across the United States. Ashley enjoys assisting therapists to set and meet career goals. She also loves sharing her passion for past-acute care!
Financial Disclosures: Ashley receives royalties from CIAO Seminars for the sale of this course.
Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant relationships to disclose

Lesley Mateer


Lesley Mateer, M.A. CCC-SLP is the president of Career Improvement & Advancement Opportunities, Inc (CIAO). Since 1999, she has dedicated her company to taking care of fellow therapists and providing quality, affordable continuing education across the United States. As a Speech Language Pathologist and Rehab Director, Lesley trained healthcare professionals and students on various topics such as Customer Service, Medicare Guidelines, Corporate Orientation, Ethics, Rehabilitation, Motivation and Leadership.
Financial Disclosure: Lesley is the president if CIAO Seminars, the owner of the VitalStim and Beyond, DINES Specialty Program and VitalStim Renewal course.
Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant relationships.

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30
Key demographics and statistics, relative to our field
08:30 - 08:40
Career Trajectories
08:40 - 09:15
Job search: Where and how to start to get the best results
09:15 - 09:30
Go-to Search Engines
09:30 - 10:15
Resumé writing: Dos and Don’ts
10:15 - 10:30
Evaluating Resumé Samples
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15
Preparing your Brand – Creating your Story
11:15 - 12:15
Preparing for the Interview – Research and Rehearsal
12:15 - 12:30
Questions to Expect and Offer
12:30 - 01:00
Interviewing is a Visual Sport – Be Memorable
01:00 - 01:10
Group Interview Strategies
01:10 - 01:20
01:20 - 01:30
Words of Advice: Know your Code of Ethics and Supervisory Rules
01:30 - 01:45

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 5.5 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.55 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • ASHA CE Provider Approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Introductory Level
0.55 ASHA CEUs


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