Academy Professional Workshops

Friday, January 24, 2020, 2:00–5:30pm

These workshops will feature hands-on opportunities to build and enhance the skills required to manage a professional's daily work.

Registration will be open to both SLIG and Academy students.

Requirements

Students should bring their own laptops, with any pre-requisite apps installed. Electrical outlets will be available for each student unless specified otherwise in the workshop description. Each workshop will run 3.5 hours including a short break.

Fees

Workshops: $50

Workshop Descriptions

Digital Presence and Resume Building for the Professional Genealogist

During this workshop we will discuss the importance of having a professional digital presence for genealogical researchers. We will look at the differences between LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms and spend time creating and updating existing profiles, giving you the confidence needed to find the right professional space for you. We will also discuss and review best practices around your professional genealogical resume and what should and should not be included on this resume. We will go over formatting and bringing your professional experience together with your genealogical research experience. When you leave this workshop you will have a great LinkedIn profile and a resume to submit to any company looking to hire professional genealogist!

Janell Esplin

Janell EsplinJanell is the recruiter for Content, Emerging Business, DNA Operations and Member Services at Ancestry and has been in her current role for 3 years. She has brought over 40 genealogists to the company and has filled over 150 other openings across the organization. She has a passion for supporting her business partners, ensuring that candidates have a great experience when working with Ancestry, and helping candidates find the right role at this amazing company. Prior to joining the Ancestry family, Janell was a Recreation Director in the human services field. Janell has a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences: Psychology from Utah Valley University. Janell currently serves on the Human Rights Committee for a local residential facility, where she serves as Chairman. She is an avid soccer fan and in her spare time loves to read and spend time with her family.

 

Get Your Life Back: Organizational Tools for the Professional Genealogist

This workshop will dive into tools to help you balance your work life AND succeed as a professional genealogist. We’ll discuss scheduling and life balance tools, communication tools, project management, to-do lists, and more. Our focus will be less on the organization of genealogy documents and more on the management of everything else related to your genealogy career.

Jessica Taylor

Jessica TaylorJessica Taylor founded Legacy Tree Genealogists in 2004, which has since grown to a company of over 35 employees, with additional contractors spread across the globe. Legacy Tree is the highest client-rated genealogy research company in the world and the recommended research company of MyHeritage, 23andMe, RootsMagic, and more. Helping clients discover their roots, connect with biological family and preserve their legacies, while caring for our team of superstar professionals, is Legacy Tree Genealogists’ joy and passion.