(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)— Register now for a workshop on Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times, which begins Monday, September 21. This 10-week workshop runs on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Delaware County Community College’s Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA).
Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times provides structure and support for men and women attempting to cope with the uncertainty of a changing job market. The workshop is targeted to the unemployed or those who are still working but lack a sense of direction and focus.
Participants will learn how to manage their careers, how to network and how to job search effectively. They will take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory to assess career satisfiers and occupational interests. They will also meet one-on-one with one of the workshop leaders and identify their strongest marketable skills to develop an individualized plan to move ahead proactively. Later sessions will explore networking strategies and online tools (including LinkedIn), and will emphasize the importance of taking a proactive role in career development.
“The College knew that in the present climate we needed to provide special assistance,” says Ruth Campbell, who co-facilitates the workshop with Carol Dougherty. “Workers need to have a stronger career strategy than ever before. Going from job to job without a focus puts workers in a one-down position with very little security.”
Campbell is a career counselor and professor at the College, a licensed professional counselor and holds national certifications as a career counselor and coach. Dougherty is a nationally certified counselor and has 25 years of experience in career counseling.
The cost of the workshop is $114 for residents of sponsoring school districts, $163 for those in non-sponsoring districts. The cost of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory is included. Space is limited, and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register, contact the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324.