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LEVEL UP: Strategies for Seizing the Career You Desire

Friday, April 23, 2021

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Instructor: Amanda Buchanan, Senior Recruiter, IKEA Group


Landing the ideal job can be extremely difficult and searching for a new career can be a full-time job in and of itself. Our current climate suggests more than ever that empathy for issues of social justice especially in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion will be important for success in the workplace. In this session, our instructor will discuss methods of current employment strategies and discuss what soft skills recruiters are seeking in job candidates and strategies for creative people to obtain positions. For those looking to change career ideas or just update their resumes this session is not to be missed in order to enrich professional development.

As a Senior Recruiter for IKEA group, Amanda Buchanan works to ensure effective hiring practices of Leadership positions within IKEA stores throughout the East Coast. As part of IKEA’s recruitment leadership team, Amanda is committed to shaping a high-performance team that leverages Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices. With over 15 years of solid and progressive experience in Human Resources, Retail, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Amanda has held a wide range of responsibilities in both field and staff functions, including serving as a Case Manager for KRA Corporation, Diversity

Specialist at Cigna Corporation and also the role of Executive Team Leader of Human Resources at Target, before entering the world of Recruitment. Amanda has served as a board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Black MBA Association and is an active member of the Urban League of Philadelphia’s Network of Extraordinary Talent (NExT Philadelphia). Amanda received her Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Loyola University Maryland, and an MBA from Villanova University.

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