Vicki Salemi is an author and journalist, dynamic motivational speaker, vivacious career consultant, and die-hard Yankees fan!
BOOKS / BYLINES
She is the author of The ABC’s of College Life and Big Career in the Big City: Land a Job and Get a Life in New York. Vicki has written for Forbes.com, AOL, Yahoo!, The New York Post, CNBC Europe, The Sydney Morning Herald, and countless additional outlets. She writes a career empowerment blog, Big Career Corner, on PsychologyToday.com.
CAREER EXPERT / SPEAKER / RECRUITER
As for face time (because yes, authors not only write, they promote, promote, promote! Work it, girl!) Vicki Salemi has appeared on ABC News Now and has been quoted in The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com, AOL and more (literally, as in More.com, too!).
Vicki Salemi leverages her human resources experience in training, international human resources and complex global compensation packages, and talent acquisition at a Big 4 accounting firm (since 1995, thank ya very much — at first for KPMG LLP and as of October 2010 with another Big 4 firm!), to speak about fearless networking, tools to get a foot in the door and then ace the interview, and ways college grads may launch their career and everyone else can reinvent themselves. She also speaks to companies about leveraging social media for recruiting teams to improve their time-to-fill and bolstering employee referral programs with innovative strategies.
Currently working as an experienced hire recruiter (we know what you’re thinking: How does she do all this and have a life? Two keywords. Time management. And oh yeah, she types like a fiend!) Vicki Salemi combines her passion for networking and interviewing thereby overlapping with her journalism skills requiring spot on interviewing as well. Nifty, eh? She also flexes her communications skills with corporate copywriting as it relates to intranet Web sites, newsletters and more.
JOURNALIST – ENTERTAINMENT / LIFESTYLE CONTENT
Claiming to having been nervous merely twice in the past seven years (seriously though! The most recent being an appearance on live national television for ABC. As for the other instance? Interviewing Angelina Jolie. Her first celebrity interview, circa 2003!), her adrenalin gets pumping and her heart starts singing within entertainment. The roster of interviews is as illustrious as the red carpet she dances upon: Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Uma Thurman, Gerard Butler, Ben Affleck, Kanye West, Sarah Jessica Parker, Minnie Driver, Ethan Hawke, filmmaker Edward Burns, Mary Higgins Clark, Jackie Collins, and too many talented names to list! She’s covered the Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Z100 Jingle Ball, Fashion Week, the Matrix Awards, and other exclusive events. Viva glam! As for her go-to topic? Careers, of course.
EDITRIX / SPOKESPERSON
As a side dish, Vicki Salemi enjoys writing about lifestyle topics in terms of travel, style and wellness. Vicki Salemi writes for AOL Health, SheKnows, iVillage, Weight Watchers Magazine, BUST Magazine, mediabistro, and more. She also does SEO and copywriting work for various corporate clients and has been the national spokesperson for ClassesUSA.com, a leading online higher education portal. Previously she was also the editorial director of CollegeRover.com before the company dissolved two years ago.
EDUCATION / ASSOCIATIONS
Vicki Salemi is an alum of Lafayette College (bachelor’s degree in psychology) and earned her management certificate from Cornell University. She’s a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), New York Women in Communications (NYWICI), the Newswomen’s Club of New York, the New York Press Club, and the Step Up Women’s Network.
When she’s not working on deadline, networking or attending scintillating press events, the down-to-earth New Yorker enjoys Yankees baseball, traveling, and shopping for jewelry, purses, and yes – shoes.