Saturday, August 1, 2015

Workshop: Jump-Start Your Job Search

When I first met Amy Dinning, she was sort of employed and sort-of-not, locked in the role of independent contractor and sweating it each time the contract came up for renewal. A human resource specialist, she didn't really consider that she had a job, just a series of breathing places on the rocky climb to employment.

Workshop: Jump-Start Your Job Search

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When I first met Amy Dinning, she was sort of employed and sort-of-not, locked in the role of independent contractor and sweating it each time the contract came up for renewal. A human resource specialist, she didn't really consider that she had a job, just a series of breathing places on the rocky climb to employment.

Over the last couple of years, Amy has put together a one-day workshop for the unemployed, particularly aimed at people who recently lost their jobs. Titled "Jump-Start Your Job Search," this year's session takes place Saturday, Nov. 2  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are sessions on motivation, marketing, networking and interviewing, some with authors who have written books on related topics. The place is the Church of the Saviour, the cost is $15 and lunch is not included, so pack one!

This event is sponsored by Church of the Saviour, ASTD Philadelphia chapter, Doubletree Hotel Valley Forge, Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association, Hire One “a CCEDC initiative”, My Career Transitions, Penn State Great Valley Career Center and St. Joseph’s University.

Registration ends next Wednesday. Click here for more information and to register.

If anyone has workshops they'd like to publicize, particularly if they are free, please let me know. I make no promises, but I will try to include them in Jobbing.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Jobbing covers the workplace – employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.

Jane M. Von Bergen writes about workplace issues for the Inquirer.

Married to a photographer she met at her college newspaper, Von Bergen has been a reporter since fourth grade, covering education, government, retailing, courts, marketing and business. “I love the specific detail that tells the story,” she says.

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