Mpikisano House, Mandala Road behind NBS, Area 3 Lilongwe – Malawi

URL: www.academicsummit.org,   Email: malawi@academicsummit.org



Lilongwe – Malawi

12th December, 2021


About Academic Summit

Imagine a place where brains come together to make great things happen, solve unemployment challenges with the use of Innovation, entrepreneurship and Technology. That place is called Academic Summit.

Academic Summit is a company that holds events across Africa. Academic Summit brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech, business, entrepreneurship, and education industry. We operates from Zambia, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Malawi.

About Job Summit

Looking for a job can be overwhelming, frustrating and can leave you disappointed, not knowing what you’re doing wrong. It shouldn’t be! Let’s make it simple and enjoyable at Job Summit.

During the Job Summit session, you will be guided through the ins and outs of your job search from identifying your dream career, the one that gives you purpose, fuels your passion or just gives you more money, to creating a resume that stands out to recruiters, a LinkedIn profile that gets you found for jobs that you didn’t know existed, all the way through to interview coaching and negotiating the right offer for you.

Are you wanting a salary increase that reflects your skillset and experience? Seeking fulfilment in a role that is aligned with your goals and values? Is there a company you have always wanted to work for but are not sure how to get a foot in the door, or are you looking for a career that provides you with greater flexibility so you can live your life to the fullest? Whatever your career goal is, Job Summit is the right place for you.

Who is hiring now? How can I shift careers without downsizing my salary? Is a one-page resume still the rule? Where do I even start my search? As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to upend the job market, the Jobs Summit will provide new graduates and workers trying to get back in the game—or reinvent their skillset—with a modern toolkit to navigate this competitive market. Through interviews and interactive workshops with leaders across business, we’ll look at the workforce landscape from multiple angles, including:

  • An assessment of the job market by the numbers, and what it means for you
  • Practical, tactical advice from companies in hiring mode
  • A playbook preparing you for a productive hunt, online interviews, overcoming setbacks and effective negotiation

Job Search Concierge

There is no point in starting a journey until you know where you are going. We talk through your work experience, what you are passionate about and what you are great at. At Job Summit you will identify the career path and jobs that align with

The cv/resume is probably the most valuable tool in your job search toolkit. We make sure it is outstanding. We know what recruiters need to see and what they want to see. Your cv must be keyword optimized and easy to read.

LinkedIn, one of the most important platforms when job searching. We not only make sure your profile looks exceptional, but also make sure it will show up in recruiter’s searches when they search for people for the job that you want!

Interviewing (this can be moved forward if you get an interview sooner of course!). We go over the most common interview questions and how to answer them. We also explore likely questions to come up looking at your industry and the positions you are going for. We look at the S T A R and C A R L technique and talk through how to best prepare to give you the confidence to smash the interview!

Bespoke Career Coaching

Get career clarity so you can work toward the life you have always dreamed of. It may be a job fulfills your sense of purpose, a career that fuels your passion, a job that gives you more flexibility to spend time with loved ones….. or just that promotion and more money!

Job Search Optimizer

Your CV (or resume as some call it) is one of the most important documents you will ever need to write. It will determine which job you get so it will directly impact your life quality, happiness and of course, wealth.

LinkedIn Profile optimisation & Search

As you probably know, LinkedIn is the most important platform when looking for a job. We know what recruiters look for and how to get found in their searches for the jobs that you want to get found for keyword optimisation is essential to being found in the recruiter’s searches, and we know what they search on and where the keywords are most heavily weighted!


Students, New Graduates & College Faculty

Attendees will take away the practical tools and trusted insight you need to navigate this new job market as either a first-time job seeker or leader helping students transition from campus to career.

Mid-career Changers

For professionals taking this moment to consider a new career path, the summit will offer perspective and guidance from business leaders across industries.

Currently Unemployed

If you’ve lost your job due to the pandemic, this is an opportunity to acquire the tools you’ll need to not only survive but thrive in this new job market.



Looking for a job can be overwhelming, frustrating and can leave you disappointed, not knowing what you’re doing wrong. It shouldn’t be! Let’s make it simple and enjoyable at Job Summit.

13:00 – 14:00     Registration & Information Desk

14:00 – 14:30    Welcome Remarks and Ice Breaker

14:30 – 15:00    Welcome New Graduates

You’ve entered the real world. How do you prepare for landing a job in a virtual, competitive marketplace? Learn tips and tricks to building your path out of university and college, cultivating a network and jumpstarting your career in a tricky time.

15:00 – 15:30   Job Seekers Anonymous

Finding a new job and switching career paths can be draining. Hear how to mentally and emotionally thrive while navigating a stressful job search  and  a new reality.  Get  your questions answered in  an  unfiltered, interactive Q&A.

15:30 – 16:00 You Want a Job? We’ve Got Jobs

Join a panel of talent chiefs and experts in a frank discussion on what they’re looking for in job candidates, how to set yourself apart in a crowded market, as well as how to pivot your skill-set for a virtual economy.

16:00 – 16:30   Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur

Do you want to start your own startup or company, but don’t know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don’t enjoy, but few do something about i t. At Job Summit, you will hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns t hat you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey?

16:30 17:00 I have failed… what now?

Join us to have an engaging, fun and frank conversation that pushes beyond the platitudes and cliched catchphrases and dares to take a look at the honest role that failure plays in our personal and professional growth and development.