Session IV: The XeS Program
The XeS program acknowledges the unspoken reality of modern employment: you’re on your own in both the workplace and the job market. While that situation presents extraordinary challenges, it also opens up extraordinary opportunities, but only if you know how to capture them. The XeS program integrates state-of-the-art techniques and still powerful traditional practices into a single, comprehensive action plan that tells you what to do, how to do it and – unique to XeS – how often to maximize the employment benefits for you.
In this session, you’ll learn:
- How the XeS program fills a critical void that’s preventing job search and career success.
- The seven activity areas of the program and their organizing metaphor.
- How to execute each of the activities to optimize their contribution to your success.
- The occupational and psychological benefits you will derive from using the program.
About Peter Weddle
Peter is a recruiter, HR consultant and business CEO turned author and commentator. Described by The Washington Post as "... a man filled with ingenious ideas," he has earned an international reputation, pioneering concepts in Human Resource leadership and employment. He has authored or edited over two dozen books and been a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, The National Business Employment Weekly and CNN.com. Today, he writes two newsletters that are distributed worldwide and oversees WEDDLE's LLC, a print publisher specializing in the field of human resources. WEDDLE's annual Guides and Directory to job boards are recognized for their accuracy and helpfulness, leading the American Staffing Association to call Weddle the “Zagat of the online employment industry.”
Weddle is the former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Job Bank USA, Inc., one of the largest electronic employment service companies in the United States, which he founded in 1991 and sold in 1996. From 1988 to 1991, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Research Corporation, an international company with offices in 17 countries, which provided consulting expertise in all aspects of human resource management and development. He has also been a Partner in The Hay Group, and from 1985 to 1988, founded and then ran its workforce management and development subsidiary, Hay Systems, Inc.. In addition, he has chaired and/or served on numerous appointed boards for the U.S. Government, including studies by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Science Board and the Army Science Board. In 1988, he was awarded the U.S. Government's Medal for Public Service for his contributions to Federal research.
Weddle has published widely on career and employment topics, including Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System, Recognizing Richard Rabbit, Generalship: HR Leadership in a Time of War, Postcards From Space (a primer), CliffsNotes: Finding a Job on the Web (IDG), CliffsNotes: Writing a Great Resume (IDG), Internet Resumes: Take the Net to Your Next Job (Impact), Career Fitness: How to Find, Win & Keep the Job You Want in the 1990's (Cadell & Davies), Electronic Resumes for the New Job Market (Impact), an anthology of international research and technology transfer projects (Plenum), and numerous research reports, graduate-level university case studies, and articles in such publications as Success, Leaders, Directors & Boards, the Army, Navy & Air Force Times, Healthcare Employment News, Human Capital, and Bottomline.
Weddle has also appeared frequently in the media, including CBS This Morning, The Today Show, CNNfn, The McLaughlin Group, Bloomberg Financial News, National Empowerment Television and WBIS and been quoted in The New York Times, The National Business Employment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Money and other publications. In addition, he has spoken to meetings and conventions sponsored by such organizations as AT&T, United Airlines, Business Week Magazine, Success Magazine, the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Society for Human Resource Management, the International Personnel Management Association, and the International Society for Performance Improvement.
An avid athlete, Weddle successfully completed both the Airborne and Ranger programs while on active duty with the U.S. Army. He also led an expedition which scaled the Cervino (Italian) face of the Matterhorn, one of Europe's highest mountains, and a team which represented the United States in international long distance marching competition.
Weddle is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has attended Oxford University and holds advanced degrees from Middlebury College and Harvard University.